April 2023 Newsletter

It's Child Abuse Prevention Month!

The theme of the April 2023 Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month is “Building Together: Prevention in Partnership.” Each day is an opportunity to build the foundation of our collective future. This CAP Month (and beyond), take action to help create positive childhood experiences that enable families and communities to build strong, healthy futures.

Today in Prevention

Registration is now open for the 29th Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference, occurring at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa on July 18 & 19, 2023! The conference will feature four outstanding keynote speakers, 60 illuminating workshops, and networking opportunities with hundreds of professionals from various sectors, including family/human service, government, nonprofits, law enforcement, healthcare, and education. Claim the earlybird price before April 30!


Job Opening - Statewide Court Teams Coordinator

The Statewide Coordinator will work in collaboration with judicial and child welfare leadership, community partners, county-based coordinators, and three identified Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) enhancement sites in Arizona through planning, implementation, training, and evaluation.

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Policy Roadmap to Child Well-Being

In collaboration with other child wellbeing organizations, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona compiled a simple document outlining Arizona's pressing challenges and promising solutions to improve statewide child wellbeing.

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Biden Administration's Proposed Budget Invests in Families

Released in March, the Biden Administration’s budget strongly focuses on economic support that empowers and strengthens families. These propositions include a substantial federal investment toward expanding access to affordable, high-quality childcare and early learning, national paid family and medical leave, increasing evidence-based foster care prevention services, and continuing the Child Tax Credit. The budget is not finalized and still requires approval in the House of Representatives and Senate.

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Thank you, Bashas' and local shoppers!

When a cashier asks, "Would you like to round up your total to the nearest dollar?", remember that a few cents are no small change.

This January, Bashas' and Food City grocery stores encouraged their shoppers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with the proceeds going to help Arizona youth in crisis. Proceeds benefited Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, and three other family-serving nonprofits: Casa de los Niños, Child Crisis Arizona, and Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation.


When Bashas' reached out to our team to share the final numbers of the campaign, one of our staff almost choked on her dinner! Together, Bashas’ and Food City customers in the Phoenix Metro area and Northern Arizona raised a total of $117,686.43! Prevent Child Abuse Arizona received $29,421.61 to support our statewide work of changing systems to better meet the needs of families. 

Thank you, Bashas', Food City, and the fantastic customers who stepped up (and rounded up) to show your support!

Director's Corner

The Key to Good Leadership

I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership lately, and what it takes to be a good leader. In conversations with leaders I admire, I’ve realized there’s one quality I respect most of all, and I think that this quality might be the most defining characteristic of a good leader.

By leader, I don’t just mean someone with a leadership title. A leader is someone who takes accountability for making a positive difference in the lives of others. Many leaders aren’t in formal executive roles.

So what is this quality? First, I’ll tell you what it’s not.

It’s not charisma.

It’s not confidence.

It’s not being knowledgeable.

It’s not even being a visionary.

Those are great and useful qualities, but they’re not the most important. The quality that is most critical to successful leadership, especially in human service work, is . . .

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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.