August 20, 2021

A Different Approach: Nathan’s Story

Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) believes in treating and supporting children, youth and families with our strength-based services. These services assist individuals and families in heightening social-emotional well-being and guiding those that have been impacted by trauma and abuse through the healing process. Our Behavioral Health and Trauma Support Services help […]

August 17, 2021

The Importance of Trauma Informed Care at AzCA

Written by Mary Duncan, AzCA’s Employee Learning & Development Coordinator According to the US Department of Justice, six in ten US youth are exposed to violence in a given year. Over 90% of people served by human service agencies have survived trauma. Both children and adults need healing in order […]

July 13, 2021

Bikes for Everyone with Bob’s Free Bikes

Bob and his volunteers at Bob’s Free Bikes understand the importance of having a bike as a child. Bob’s Free Bikes says “Our goal is to help as many children as possible in the greater Phoenix area. That’s why we partner with established nonprofits in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area […]

June 29, 2021

June is PTSD Awareness Month

The month of June is PTSD Awareness Month and Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is thankful to have the opportunity to spread awareness about PTSD. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a mental health disorder that typically occurs after experiencing a traumatizing event. All ages, even children younger than […]

June 22, 2021

Bringing families together… One puzzle at a time!

The Williams family came to Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) when they learned that their niece was placed into out-of-home care. Being relatives of Aria, there was no doubt in their mind that they wanted to take her in to provide some stability while her parents received the help they needed. […]

June 11, 2021

AzCA Honors PRIDE Month

PRIDE Month, celebrated every June, commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan that became the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement. PRIDE continues to help bring awareness and fight for LGBTQ+ rights while also displaying the influence and impact of the LGBTQ+ community locally, nationally and internationally. At AzCA, […]

May 14, 2021

Bringing Awareness To Foster Care this May

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. At Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA), we understand the importance of a supportive and loving family, biological or not. This month, we want to spread the word about being foster parents. Whether it’s learning about the process to become a foster parent or providing a […]

April 23, 2021

Support the Businesses that Support us!

Our first virtual auction, Browse. Bid. Buy. presented by the UPS Foundation, raised over $26,000. Thank you again to our donors and sponsors for making this possible. We couldn’t have done it without your help! We want to do a shout out to our sponsors for their amazing support of […]

April 20, 2021

Celebrate Week of the Young Child all Year Long

Written by Sandy Vicars, Parent Educator On Saturday, April 10th, several families joined us through Zoom as we kicked of Week of the Young Child. As we began this weeklong celebration, one of our goals was to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and […]