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Calling communities to action to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect

  • family support

The new child abuse prevention campaign focuses on ways communities can help strengthen families through simple, every day suggestions.

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Court Teams in Maricopa County determined to improve the lives of babies and toddlers in the child…

  • child development

The Court Teams Strategy seeks to increase the awareness of developmental needs of young kids for those working in the child welfare system.

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Building strong families one visit at a time

  • family support

First Things First funds voluntary, evidence-based home visitation programs. These one-on-one visits with trained providers have been shown to be an effective…

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Preventing child abuse starts with strengthening families

  • family support

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, but prevention activities can happen every day. One way families can help prevent child abuse is to mitigate…

Reading bonds siblings in Graham County

  • strong families

Trever Sanchez’s favorite pastime has always been reading.His grandmother, Cindy Stratton, remembers first being introduced to the Dolly Parton…


Phoenix boy gets strong foundation from home visitation program

  • family support

After Porsche Brown gave birth to her first child, Zaire, she remembered taking him home and being extremely nervous about being a first-time parent. Even the…


Grandparents rise to the challenge

  • grandparents

Proud parents of two young girls, Katelyn Redlin and her husband live in Maricopa but work during the day in Chandler. Soon after their second child,…


College scholarship helps Pascua Yaqui staff work toward dream of opening culturally relevant child…

  • expanding capacity for ECE

​As Andrea Romero works her way through college, she looks at her son Isaiha for inspiration. “I was a young parent and had to work very hard to get where…

Oro Valley family builds confidence in role as their child’s first teacher

  • Pima North

​​Angie Hitt had been an elementary school teacher for eight years before she had her first child. She enrolled in the Parents as Teachers home visiting…

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