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August 18, 2017

Taking a Trauma Informed Approach on Services

At Arizona’s Children, we utilize industry best practices that are focused on increasing the success of the children and families we serve. Recently, many of our staff began training on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) led by Dr. Bruce Perry, Founder and Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy. […]

August 18, 2017

Foster a Future

As the new school year kicks off, many children are full of excitement to return to school and see all of their friends. For others, they may be anxious about starting school in a new neighborhood, with new peers and teachers. Some of these children may be in foster care, […]

August 1, 2017

Ready. Set. Prep!

It’s that time of year! New beginnings and maybe even some fresh starts. Is your child ready for kindergarten? School readiness actually starts at birth and if you haven’t already formally done that, don’t worry. There’s no need to pull out the flashcards OR your hair. No need to purchase […]

June 14, 2017

Honoring Our Staff

Four times a year, Arizona’s Children Association’s employees nominate two of their fellow colleagues and one supervisor whom represent exceptional qualities in the areas of passion of purpose, quality service, collaboration and respect for all. Their efforts and service prove to be invaluable to AzCA and its mission. Nominees from […]

May 16, 2017

Taking Action for Children in Foster Care

Each day a dozen children come into the foster care system in Arizona. Often times, these children leave their homes without any of their belongings or daily essentials. Items like a cherished teddy bear that helps a child sleep at night or pictures from their first birthday may get left […]

December 27, 2016

One Day

The day an adoption is finalized is one that families will never overlook. Today, there are more than 18,000 children in Arizona’s foster care system wanting to grow up safe, healthy, and with a family who loves and supports them. Though adoption is not the path for all children in […]

October 13, 2016

2nd Annual Dance Event Raises Awareness for Foster Youth

On December 3, 2016, “Dancing for Arizona’s Children,” presented by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, returns for the second year! Arizona’s Children Association’s dance challenge and brunch will be held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, led by co-chairs, Cheryl C. Anderson and Rene Smith. Local icons and community leaders […]

October 13, 2016

Life After Foster Care

Children in foster care are among our nation’s most vulnerable youth. They encounter significant life challenges that make it more likely that they will face negative outcomes. Many have been abused or neglected, resulting in a host of emotional and developmental needs. Most young adults receive family support to help […]