A review of the incredible impact, donations, and activities during Child Abuse Prevention Month
Thank you for supporting us during Child Abuse Prevention Month
This month was a success, thanks to the generous community members who participated in our April campaign. Because of you, our organization was able to reach, engage, and educate more individuals in conversations about prevention.

With your support, this Child Abuse Prevention Month we:
  • Trained 111 individuals
  • Engaged 43 volunteers
  • Raised $9,389.48
  • Launched a new pilot program, All Babies Cry, at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center to help new parents cope with infant crying

Your help in increasing prevention efforts to strengthen families and protect children is making a difference throughout our state. Read for yourself the difference you made to one of our Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Presentation attendees:

“The training today was excellent. I wish all trauma/ACEs trainings were this good.”
- Lynda

Please enjoy pictures of what you helped us accomplish this month.
We love celebrating Child Abuse Prevention month, but child abuse prevention occurs year-round. Thanks to our donors, we are able to carry the impact beyond this month's tradition and continue creating systemic change for children and families in Arizona every day.
Annual Pinwheel Party in Prescott Valley

On April 27, 425 children, caregivers, and community members gathered to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month at our annual pinwheel party. The event kicked off at 11:00 am by planting a pinwheel garden where 3,000 pinwheels were collectively planted to represent the 3,000 children in Prescott Valley under the age of five.

This year's partnership with Grandparents Raising Grandkids Expo brought a new level of engagement. The expo featured three speakers who talked about the challenges, opportunities, and resources available to those grandparents who are the primary caregivers to their grandchildren. Bianca, a mother of two and former Parents as Teachers participant, enthusiastically assured, "I love that there were speakers this year! I always thought of this as a fun event for my kids to attend, but, everything here is to help parents, too."

Another new feature at this year's event included a Parent and Community Asset survey, which assessed parents' knowledge of community resources and how they engage with them. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona will utilize the survey results shared by the 70 parents to assess resource gaps in Yavapai County.

Finally, 22 community resource organizations were represented, each with a table and fun activity for families. Bianca was right - this event is truly about helping parents. The 3rd annual pinwheel party brought joy to children, assistance to parents, and hope to Yavapai County.
Creating your Legacy
How to contribute to our Legacy Campaign through bequests
Put simply, a bequest is a legacy, or a gift that is part of a will or trust. These gifts can be contributed through various segments of your estate, including your retirement account, real estate, stocks and bonds, or your life insurance policy.

Types of bequests:
A residual gift is made after all expenses and other gifts are paid by the estate.

A specific gift is a pre-identified amount or percentage of money or property to be given.

A contingent gift is offered on the contingency that other qualifications are met first.

Bequest Language:
If you are considering a bequest to Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, here is some recommended language to offer your attorney.
"After fulfilling all other specific provisions, I give, devise, and bequeath ___% of the remainder [or $_____] of my estate to Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, a charitable organization with Tax ID #86-0832901 and currently holding offices at 3298 Bob Drive in Prescott Valley, 86314 and whose mailing address is P.O. Box 26495, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312."

Planned gifts, such as bequests, can take time to establish. If you have any questions about adding Prevent Child Abuse Arizona to your will, please contact Rebekah Prieto at rebekah@pcaaz.org or 928-445-5038. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona has a thorough network of estate professionals that can support you in the process of gifting a bequest.
Parade of Homes Supporting PCA Arizona
presented by the Prescott Area Association of Realtors
Every year, the Prescott Area Association of Realtors (PAAR) hosts the Parade of Homes open house event in support of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona. The tour will be marked by blue pinwheels, the national symbol of happy, healthy children. This year's event will take place June 1st and 2nd. For information on how you can get involved, please contact our friends at PAAR: (928)-445- 2663 .
A Model for Success
The LA County Board of Supervisors published a report highlighting the strengths and addressing the weaknesses of the child maltreatment prevention system in LA County.

LA County has found success by making home visiting (the silver bullet of the prevention world) more effective by making it a primary strategy (for all) instead of a secondary strategy (high risk only).
Creating Universal Tiered Systems to Prevent Child Maltreatment
Deborah Daro, Ph.D.
This year's Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference keynote speaker, Deborah Daro, delves into the issue of primary prevention through focusing on universal tiered strategies, rather than solely targeting high-risk families.
July 23 & 24 at the Wigwam Resort
Registration is open NOW !
Tickets are $375 until July 12
Thank you to our Sponsors!
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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 a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child maltreatment before it happens and helping those who have experienced childhood trauma heal from its effects.

We want a world where every parent gets the help they need. Because that’s how you make sure kids have great childhoods. 

How do we work towards this? We partner with other family-serving organizations to train people who work with families and kids so they can help them heal from trauma. We advocate for strategies that help all families raise healthy children.

We are a convener. Through our conferences, we bring together organizations that work with or on behalf of children so that they are informed of cutting edge best practices, and so that we can change our systems to better support kids, together.

To help kids, we need to help parents. Through our programs, we work to empower parents with the support and information they need to raise their children.

As a 501(c)3 organization, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is eligible to receive bequests. Please contact Rebekah Prieto at rebekah@pcaaz.org if you would like to discuss including Prevent Child Abuse Arizona in your legacy.
Tax ID #86-0832901
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona can only receive donations from Arizona residents.