June 2022 Newsletter

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Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Joins Prevent Child Abuse America

in Celebrating 50 Years of Progress

We are excited to join our parent organization, Prevent Child Abuse America, in celebrating half a century of progress in preventing child maltreatment by addressing the root causes of abuse and neglect. A pioneer in the field for the past 50 years, PCA America collaborates with its statewide chapter network and Healthy Families America sites to collectively lead the movement to help children and families thrive.

This milestone reminds us of the importance of partnership in prevention work: The robust history of PCA America and the strength of our network allow us to work across sectors to develop more just and equitable systems that break harmful intergenerational cycles of trauma and poverty. Moving forward, we will continue our efforts to build a world in which children and families can thrive.

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Impact Story

Prevent Child Abuse America awards Prevent Child Abuse Arizona a Thriving Families, Safer Children Grant

We are excited to share that Prevent Child Abuse Arizona was recently awarded $32,500 over two years by Prevent Child Abuse America to support primary prevention efforts as part of the Thriving Families, Safer Children strategy. This grant, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will focus on the development of intentional cross-systems partnerships and the integration of the core components of public health approaches to preventing child abuse and neglect.

With this grant, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona will partner with Our Sister Our Brother Inc., a nonprofit focusing on preserving families, family advocacy and racial justice. The organization provides learning, networking and leadership development opportunities for African-American individuals with lived experience of the child protection system, with the goal of supporting them to lead the Thriving Families, Safer Children movement in Arizona.

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Ask Your Senators to Support Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment (CAPTA) in FY23 Appropriations

Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) are leading a bipartisan appropriations letter to their Senate colleagues in support of increased funding for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) in Fiscal Year 2023. It is extremely important that this effort remains bipartisan by getting as many Senators as possible to sign on -- and they are most likely to do that when they hear directly from you, their constituents. This letter calls for substantially increased resources to support a reformed CAPTA.

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Today in Prevention

From Mandatory Reporting to Mandatory Supporting

You may be a mandated reporter, but can you also consider yourself a mandated supporter? In July 2020, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Executive Director Claire Louge wrote an article about this concept. Since then, there has been increasing national traction around the idea. A recent article in Family Integrity & Justice Quarterly, “Rethinking the Community Response to Child Neglect in the 21st Century: From Mandatory Reporting to Mandatory Supporting of Families,” encourages a reimagination of our nation’s mandated reporter policies so that we can more effectively meet child and family needs, and suggests opportunities for reform.

Registration is Sold Out for the Child Abuse Prevention Conference

The 28th Arizona CAP Conference will be in-person the Hyatt Regency Phoenix July 19-20, 2022! A pre-conference hosted by the Arizona ACEs Consortium will take place July 18. The conference will feature four outstanding keynote speakers, more than 50 illuminating workshops, and networking opportunities with hundreds of professionals from a variety of sectors, including family/human service, government, nonprofits, law enforcement, healthcare, and education.


Sponsor the Reimagination Station

We are looking for a sponsor for our "Reimagination Station" Sticky Wall! The sticky wall invites attendees to post their ideas for reimagining how we work to support and strengthen families. All sticky notes will have the sponsor’s logo. This station is positioned in a heavily trafficked area of the exhibitor space and is a popular location for photography. You can station a few of your personnel at the wall to engage with attendees and discuss how your organization aligns with their innovative ideas.

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Director's Corner

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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.

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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.