October 21, 2020

NMT Completed over 1,000 Assessments and are currently open for referrals

In May of 2017, Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA), began the 14 month training on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). By 2018, NMT trained Assessors began working within the agency and the community to provide NMT assessments across the state.    What is NMT? NMT is an evidence-based, holistic, “trauma-informed,” […]

October 7, 2020

The effects of COVID-19 on foster families

Recent news surrounding the pandemic has focused on the uncertain transition into the new school year. Not only is COVID-19 changing education, but it is also affecting youth in the child welfare system in many unique ways. Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA), among other organizations, have had to become more innovative […]

October 2, 2020

Worth the Wait

Mariah and her younger brother, Fabian, entered the foster care system when they were 12 and 10 years old. After some time in their foster home, Mariah and Fabian were joined by Auidrianna, their newborn sister who came into foster care shortly after she was born. Although the kids were […]

October 2, 2020

Get to know our board

Ramon Vasquez Allstate Insurance Agent, TucsonAzCA Board Member – 1 Year 1. What is your favorite thing about your career? I love the combination of sales and service that comes along with being an insurance agent. I take great pride in guiding someone through the process of picking the right […]

September 28, 2020

Home Visiting during a Pandemic

Written by: Sandy Vicars – Parent Educator, Parents As Teachers Program In March of 2020 our lives changed drastically. A worldwide pandemic hit and we were forced to seek shelter in our homes. Essential workers continued to brave the pandemic to support their communities. Workers lost jobs, were furloughed, or […]

July 29, 2020

Press Release: Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale DRIVE Initiative

Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Announces Arizona Children’s Association as Second Charity to Benefit from Its Year Long Charity Initiative to Help Those Harmed by Pandemic  D.R.I.V.E. which stands for (Donations for Recovery & Investment that are Very Essential) Makes Its Second Major Donation (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale is proud to […]

July 13, 2020

School Supply Drive

Each day, more than a dozen new children across Arizona come into foster care and 2-3 youth ʻage outʼ of the system. These children, along with the families we serve, are among our most vulnerable population. They work hard to make ends meet and often face limited financial resources, with […]

June 19, 2020

Get Your #AzCAStrong Shirt Today!

To show our solidarity in support of our valued co-workers, friends, families, clients and their families, we have designed shirts to celebrate our diversity and talents that make us who we are. Stand together with us in opposition to racism, hatred and discrimination. Funds raised from the sale of these […]

June 19, 2020

In recognition of Juneteenth

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” MAYA ANGELOU Hello AzCA Family – Today is Juneteenth – a day to respect and remember those who suffered through slavery in the United States.  On Juneteenth, our agency […]