October 2022 Newsletter


PCAAZ Awarded HRSA Grant to

Strengthen Safe Babies Court Teams

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is thrilled to have been awarded the Court Teams for Infants and Toddlers grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). PCAAZ’s statewide Infant-Toddler Court (ITC) program, Best for Babies, works to increase shared knowledge of the unique needs of infants and toddlers involved in the child protection system, and increase community collaboration to improve outcomes for those children.

This grant will strengthen Best for Babies in Arizona by advancing statewide coordination of ITCs, enhancing the Zero to Three Safe Babies Court Team (SBCT) approach in three existing ITC sites, and creating opportunities for shared learning and improvement statewide… 

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Career Opportunity

We’re Hiring!

Statewide Safe Babies Court Teams Coordinator

Job Summary: 

The Statewide Safe Babies Court Teams Coordinator will work in collaboration with judicial and child welfare leadership, community partners, and identified sites to enhance three Safe Babies Court Teams (SBCT) in Arizona through planning, implementation, training, and evaluation.


The Statewide Coordinator will also convene the state-level leadership team, county-based court teams, and other stakeholders to promote coordination and collaboration; provide community-wide and SBCT-specific training opportunities; and conduct ongoing data collection for outcome tracking. The Coordinator will explore and champion prevention services statewide to reduce out-of-home placement for infants and toddlers. 

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To apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter to pcaazhr@pcaaz.org by close of business on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


Please Vote on or Before November 8

The 2022 US elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. During this midterm election year, control of both chambers of Congress and dozens of governorships (including Arizona’s) and state offices will be decided. The PCA America Policy Team has put together a voter guide that includes information and links to online references to assist you and your networks in becoming informed and active participants during this election year and beyond. View the guide here.

Today in Prevention

Family Integrity & Justice Quarterly

The Family Integrity & Justice Quarterly publication is a forum for bold, actionable movement toward replacing many traditional child welfare approaches that do not support family unity. It also supports strengthening families to prevent the need for child welfare involvement by keeping families safely together.

The content and messages strategically advance primary prevention and community-based support for families, including culturally appropriate approaches and building upon traditional healing methods.The Quarterly's purpose to expose what does not work for families, and to promote family thriving and well-being.

Read the Summer Issue


Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the Phoenix area are teaming up to host “Brownies for Benefits,” a fundraiser from Oct. 10 through Oct. 15 to support Prevent Child Abuse Arizona.

For each Chocolate Fudge Brownie sold during the fundraiser, participating restaurants will donate $1 to PCA Arizona

“After meeting the with the Prevent Child Abuse Arizona team and learning about their mission, it was evident how much it aligned with our goal of being the world’s most caring company and doing our part to help the most vulnerable in Arizona,” said Sarah Rodriguez, local restaurant operator of Chick-fil-A Prescott Valley Crossroads.

Oct. 10, 2022 — Oct. 15, 2022

At participating Phoenix-area Chick-fil-A restaurants

To locate a Chick-fil-A restaurant near you, click the button below.


Director's Corner

Instead of writing a Director’s Corner this month, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Executive Director Claire Louge would like to highlight the ‘Strong Families, Happy Kids’ column in Prescott Woman magazine. Talented author Hilary Dartt writes this column for Prevent Child Abuse Arizona each quarter to support parents with actionable tips and strategies they can use to create environments in which their children can thrive.

This quarter’s column, on page 27 of Prescott Woman's October/November issue, is titled "Help: Giving and Receiving It to Build a Supportive Community for Families."

Check it out!

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As a 501(c)3 organization, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is eligible to receive bequests. Please contact Molly Peterson at molly@pcaaz.org if you would like to discuss including Prevent Child Abuse Arizona in your legacy.

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona can only accept donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations located in the State of Arizona.

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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.