Tag: Arizona Department of Child Safety

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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Harvard University taps DCS for Child Welfare Project

| June 4, 2017
Harvard University taps DCS for Child Welfare Project

The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) will be getting some help from Harvard this year. The Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL) has selected DCS for its technical assistance program. As a result, Harvard will send a government innovation fellow to work with DCS on developing a strategy to deliver critical services to children and families.

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Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors

| April 23, 2017
Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors

We have a wonderful opportunity to share our thoughts with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) regarding the Foster Home Licensing Process, with a special emphasis on the Foster Parent Training Curriculum.

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Latest Child Fatality Review Data Finds Fewer Deaths, But More Resources Needed

| December 6, 2015
Latest Child Fatality Review Data Finds Fewer Deaths, But More Resources Needed

The Arizona Department of Health Services’ Child Fatality Review Team recently released its annual review of child deaths in the state, indicating that while the overall mortality rate in 2014 had dropped from the previous year, there are still too many Arizona children whose lives could have been saved.

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