Shifting the public conversation so that prevention is the priority
Trish LeFever, Branch Manager
As a former foster parent, Trish is passionate about assisting parents and families in getting help when they need it. Trish LeFever is the mother of six children, including three young adopted children. Today, Trish works as a mortgage loan officer and branch manager with Interstate Home Loan Center, where she feels she can have an even greater impact on her community by donating a portion of every loan closing to Prevent Child Abuse Arizona.

“I was a foster parent for many years, mostly as a single parent. It broke my heart to see what some of our children have gone through, and I believe a lot of that trauma could have been prevented. Parenting is not always an easy task, but if parents knew where to get help when needed, it could prevent a child from being subject to abuse/neglect. " Prevent Child Abuse Arizona provides advocacy and training for evidence-based programs that offer support and education for parents so that abuse and neglect never occur.

We are so grateful for Trish and are thrilled to be a part of her vision for happy, healthy childhoods. Thank you, Trish!
Impact Story
Today in Prevention
CAP Conference Makes a Paws-itive Impact

Last year's Annual Statewide Child Abuse PREVENTION Conference featured the session "Four Legs Helping Two: Canine-Facilitated Wellness," which explained the numerous positive effects that canine interaction can provide for those in crisis. Lori Robinson, training facilitator with CARE 7, attended the workshop with hopes to learn more about the possibility of recruiting a service dog to her agency.

CARE 7 is a City of Tempe municipal crisis response service that provides on scene crisis intervention throughout Tempe. Professional social workers are dispatched on 911 calls in our Crisis Van along-side Tempe Fire Department and Tempe Police Department. They are able to meet the immediate needs of individuals in crisis and support them through navigating the systems they need to address their vulnerabilities.

Lori shares, "The session at the 2018 CAP conference gave me the practical tools and knowledge that I needed to put our passion and desire for a service dog into a practical plan. This ultimately led to Sully joining our team, and we already don’t know how we lived without him.  The conference literally made our dream a reality!"
"CARE 7 provides a robust victim advocacy program that assists victims of crime (mostly sexual assault and domestic violence). Sully is an emotional support resource for victims of crime," Lori said, adding that "His main handler, Anastasia is one of CARE 7's lead victim advocates and his secondary handler, Maria, is the Victim Advocacy Supervisor. Sully also spends time at the Special Victims Unit at the Police Department, supporting sex assault victims as they are interviewed. Another positive outcome of Sully’s presence is also his therapeutic effects on our staff, including our fire medical rescue, police officers and crime detectives."

Way to go, Sully!

Registration opens April 1 for the 25th Annual Statewide Child Abuse PREVENTION Conference on July 23 & 24. Save the date and be ready to turn your dreams into reality!
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
We've made our legacy, and we'll help you make yours.
This year, as we reflect on the leaders, donors, and advocates who have contributed to our 30 years of child advocacy, education, and impact, we are also looking to the future to continue and increase that impact for decades to come. That is why we are establishing our  Legacy Campaign , a fund that will serve to support the only child abuse prevention organization in Arizona, to continue making prevention a priority in our state for decades to come.
Stay tuned as we unveil our plans and events that encompass our year-long campaign to build this reserve, and, more importantly, build a network of leaders and community members who care about the future of prevention and the future of families.
Look Familiar?
This Arizona License Plate Gives Back!

Each year, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona receives much-needed and much-appreciated funds from The Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Donation Grant. You can contribute to child abuse prevention by upgrading your license plate to share the message that "It shouldn't hurt to be a child."

The Arizona Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Donation Grant 2018 application explains, "The Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Donation Grant is a partnership between the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Arizona Community Foundation and The Arizona Republic . The goal of this program is to raise much-needed funds for child abuse prevention throughout Arizona. Through the passage of enabling legislation, these specialty plates have been available for purchase since November of 1999. Plates are sold for $25 each ($8 is a special plate administration fee and $17 is a tax-deductible annual donation).
Check out the new website for the Arizona ACEs Consortium! There, you can access information on their far-reaching grassroots efforts to prevent and address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and find ways to get involved.
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, along with the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, is supporting the ACEs Consortium to expand their work across the state, specifically in regards to preventing substance abuse. Stay tuned for more on the stellar work of the Arizona ACEs Consortium!
Get ready for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

The pinwheel is the national symbol for the happy, healthy child. Advocate for healthy childhoods by planting a pinwheel garden, handing them out at outreach events, or decorating your business.

Purchase your pinwheels today in time for the April action! Visit our web page to order your pinwheels directly from Prevent Child Abuse Arizona.
Save the Date:
Registration opens April 1, 2019
Conference hosted July 23 & 24
at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona
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Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Arizona children.
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is shifting the public conversation about child maltreatment so that prevention is the priority. We provide training, parent education and prevention services for families, foster parents, child welfare professionals, social service providers, law enforcement, court personnel and the public.
As a 501(c)3 organization, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is eligible to receive bequests. Please contact Rebekah Prieto at if you would like to discuss including Prevent Child Abuse Arizona in your legacy.
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