September News and Events
Sheila Polk Receives the Beam of Hope Award at the 5th Annual Hope Still Floats Event

Each year, the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center, a program of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, presents the Beam of Hope Award to an individual who has gone above and beyond the rest in their efforts to provide victim-centered services. This year, the 2019 award was presented to Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk for her contributions on the Governor’s Arizona Human Trafficking Council, her steadfast leadership and support of the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center, and other victim service related accomplishments statewide.
Impact Story
First Ever Flourishing Families Practitioner Training a Resounding Success
Inspired. Hopeful. Fulfilled. Replenished. Excited. Grateful. Informed. Recharged. Those were some of the words that participants used to describe how they felt after attending the inaugural Flourishing Families Practitioner Training on August 20 & 21 in Phoenix. The training curriculum, funded by Strong Families AZ, was designed to teach early childhood home visitors specific, actionable ways that they can support parents to build protective factors in their families.
Today in Prevention
Last newsletter, we hinted that the Arizona Republic may be publishing an article about the comments left on the "What If Wall." Well, here it is!
How can Arizona make life better for children? Here's what the experts say

Opinion: At the annual Prevent Child Abuse conference, participants identified dozens of ways to make Arizona better for kids and families.
Mike Faust moves up Department of Child Safety ranks to become agency chief

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This summer, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona received a donation in an unexpected way. A couple purchased two lottery tickets while travelling through Arizona on vacation. When they returned to their home in Connecticut, they realized that they had won $30 and forgotten to cash it in. So, they researched their options and sent the lottery tickets to us so that we can put the money towards strengthening families and preventing child abuse in Arizona.

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Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is shifting the public conversation about child maltreatment so that prevention is the priority. The organization provides research-based prevention services, education and training to help promote strong families and safe, healthy children. For more information, visit