June News and Events
When a cashier asks, "Would you like to round up your total to the nearest dollar?", remember that a few cents is no small change.

Bashas' and Food City grocery stores across the state honored Child Abuse Prevention Month in April by encouraging their shoppers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with the proceeds going to help Arizona youth in crisis. Proceeds benefited Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, and two other family-serving nonprofits, Child Crisis Arizona and Crisis Response Network.
When Bashas' reached out to our team to share the final numbers of the campaign, one of our staff almost choked on her dinner! Together, Bashas’ and Food City customers in the Phoenix Metro area and Northern Arizona raised a total of $135,341.78 in support of youth in crisis! Prevent Child Abuse Arizona will receive $45,113.93 to strengthen families and prevent child abuse from ever happening.

Thank you, Bashas', Food City, and the fantastic customers who stepped up (and rounded up) to show your support!
Impact Story
Southern Hospitality
If you live in Southern Arizona, you’ve probably heard of Frances Holguin. Frances has been passionately providing community parent education training and behavioral health services since 2001. She works with the University of Arizona and Casa de los Ninos. For the last seven years, Frances has been a strong champion of Triple P, the Positive Parenting Program.

“When I initially started providing parent trainings using the Triple P curriculum, I wasn't sure what to expect," Frances shares. "But I soon noticed a common trend, cohort after cohort: Parental stress decreased and confidence within parenting interactions increased.”
On April 28, 2021, President Biden announced the American Families Plan, an investment in our kids, families, and economic future. This bill plans to:
  • Invest in high-quality, affordable childcare
  • Create a national comprehensive paid family and medical leave program
  • Provide direct support to children and families. 
  • Extend tax cuts for families with children and American workers
  • Increase free access to early and secondary education
Today in Prevention
Parenting podcast offers expertise on child development
The Parenting Brief, a new podcast featuring host Jessica Stewart-Gonzalez, shares practical ways to apply child development science to the challenging job of parenting. Jessica, who is a mom of two, has been in the field of Family and Child Development for over 20 years. Through the Parenting Brief, she’s working to make it easier for parents to ask the hard questions by normalizing that parenting is challenging.
Sponsor the Child Abuse Prevention Conference
In 2020, more than 800 individuals attended the virtual Child Abuse Prevention Conference. Attendees represented a variety of sectors from diverse disciplines across the state. For our upcoming virtual conference in July, we anticipate similar or even higher levels of attendance, which means more exposure for your business/organization and the opportunity to get your message and information to child welfare professionals and leaders statewide!
Director's Corner
A Better Best
By Claire Louge, Executive Director
I have a question for you. I encourage you to answer as honestly as possible.

Do you believe, generally speaking, that people are doing the best they can?

There’s no correct answer to this question, but your answer says a lot about how you see the world, and how you may approach trying to change it.

A couple of months ago, I had the good fortune of participating in Dare to Lead™, a training program developed by Dr. Brené Brown. I learned a gazillion things from that program, but one element that stood out was this concept of whether not we believe that people, for the most part, are trying to do their best.

So what about you? Do you believe people are doing the best they can?
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Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is dedicated to strengthening families and protecting children through collaboration, education, and advocacy. The organization provides research-based prevention services, education and training to help promote strong families and safe, healthy children. For more information, visit pcaaz.org.