Tag: Arizona Department of Child Safety

Arizona Department of Child Safety seeking members for its Parent Advisory Collaborative (PAC)

| January 12, 2021
Arizona Department of Child Safety seeking members for its Parent Advisory Collaborative (PAC)

he Arizona Department of Child Safety is seeking seeking parents, their family members or community partners to join our Parent Advisory Collaborative (PAC).

Eligible applicants are:

Parent or family member of someone who may have had previous involvement with the child welfare system or may have received services from a community provider.

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Planning Ahead — Navigating Parenthood through a Pandemic workshops to be held Dec. 12

| December 7, 2020
Planning Ahead — Navigating Parenthood through a Pandemic workshops to be held Dec. 12

Workshops: Child Development, Dads Matter Too, The Power of Play in Early Childhood, Healthy Relationships, Injury Prevention, Fatherhood, and more.
Resource Fair: Virtual resources will include WIC, home visitor programs, childcare information, DES services, nutrition information, and more.

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April 2, 3 — Youth Thrive protective and promotive factors to be held in Flagstaff

| March 10, 2020
April 2, 3 — Youth Thrive protective and promotive factors to be held in Flagstaff

We are excited to announce we will be providing a Youth ThriveTM training in Flagstaff on April 2nd and 3rd!

You may be aware that in 2019, DCS has been working diligently to roll out a new framework called Youth ThriveTM.  We have provided the two day training to approximately 200 participants, including all of our internal YAP units, additional DSC staff. 

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Arizona Capitol Times Guest Opinion — State agency turns its back on kids who need support

| June 17, 2019
Arizona Capitol Times Guest Opinion — State agency turns its back on kids who need support

One of the guiding principles listed on the Arizona Department of Child Safety website is: “All Arizona’s children are safe and protected from harm.” But DCS’s actions make clear that the agency has a funny definition of the word “all.”

This legislative session, DCS successfully lobbied for a law, a floor amendment to SB 1539 introduced by Sen. Nancy Barto, that encourages the agency to cherry pick which children they will protect. The law gives the agency the chance to argue in court why children who have had run-ins with the juvenile justice system should not have the opportunity to be cared for by a foster parent.

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Department of Child Safety Office of Prevention Conducting Needs Assessment 2019 – Stakeholder On-line Survey

| April 22, 2019
Department of Child Safety Office of Prevention Conducting Needs Assessment 2019 – Stakeholder On-line Survey

The Department of Child Safety’s Office of Prevention is conducting a statewide needs assessment focused on the prevention of child maltreatment. The purposes of the needs assessment are to: (1) determine the current risk and protective factors for Arizona’s children and families. (2) identify the most effective methods to prevent or mediate risks and/or to enhance protective factors identified in the need’s assessment.

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Steps for Becoming a Foster Parent

| December 16, 2018
Steps for Becoming a Foster Parent

The willingness of people like you to help Arizona’s children is part of what makes our State great! If you haven’t already done so, please watch the video on the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s website, which is part one of their five part video orientation.

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Steps for Becoming a Foster Parent

| November 18, 2018
Steps for Becoming a Foster Parent

The willingness of people like you to help Arizona’s children is part of what makes our State great! If you haven’t already done so, please watch the video on the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s website, which is part one of their five part video orientation.

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Steps for Becoming a Foster Parent

| September 30, 2018
Steps for Becoming a Foster Parent

The willingness of people like you to help Arizona’s children is part of what makes our State great! If you haven’t already done so, please watch the video on the Arizona Department of Child Safety’s website, which is part one of their five part video orientation.

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Free Conference in Prescott June 8: AZ Families Thrive

| May 20, 2018
Free Conference in Prescott June 8: AZ Families Thrive

The Arizona Department of Child Safety is hosting the 2018 Arizona Families Thrive Conference series at no charge to families. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from regionally and nationally recognized speakers who are subject matter experts in relevant topics.

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Free Conference in Prescott June 8: AZ Families Thrive

| May 13, 2018
Free Conference in Prescott June 8: AZ Families Thrive

The Arizona Department of Child Safety is hosting the 2018 Arizona Families Thrive Conference series at no charge to families. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from regionally and nationally recognized speakers who are subject matter experts in relevant topics.

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