Tag: Children’s Action Alliance (CAA)

Children’s Action Alliance: Cheers to a Great 2019 Summit on Kinship Care Issues

| October 1, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance: Cheers to a Great 2019 Summit on Kinship Care Issues

This year’s Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors (AZGA) Summit was a huge success, with nearly 200 kinship family members in attendance.

Every September, AZGA invites families to the meeting to get to know one another and discuss kinship care issues, hold a dialogue with legislators during a panel discussion, learn about community support services and work on public policies they want lawmakers to support in the upcoming legislative session, which begins in January.

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Children’s Action Alliance — Farewell, for Now…

| September 3, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance — Farewell, for Now…

Dear Friends,

Today is my last day as CEO of Children’s Action Alliance. I have been extraordinarily privileged to travel this road of child advocacy together with you for the past 27 years.  It has been a journey filled with diverse challenges, heart-wrenching realities, and happy steps forward.

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Please Welcome CAA’s New President and CEO

| August 20, 2019
Please Welcome CAA’s New President and CEO

On behalf of the entire board of directors, I am proud and excited to announce Siman Qaasim as the next President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance.  After an extensive and thorough selection process, the board unanimously chose Siman for her dynamic leadership and demonstrated passion to improve children’s health, education, and security. 

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Children’s Action Alliance update for June 17 — Arizona Ranks #46 in Conditions for Kids

| June 17, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance update for June 17 — Arizona Ranks #46 in Conditions for Kids

Arizona ranks in the bottom five states (46th) in conditions for children, according to the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, an annual report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks the states on 16 indicators of children’s health, education and security.

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Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

| April 8, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

A new data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds more children are being placed with foster families nationwide, as opposed to group homes, but that placement of teens with families is slower to catch up to the trend. Research confirms that children in the foster care system have better outcomes when they live with families.  

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Children’s Action Alliance releases 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book

| March 25, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance releases 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book

Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to bring you the 2019 Arizona KIDS COUNT® Data Book, one of the most comprehensive resources on conditions for children in our state— looking at trends in poverty, health and education for kids and families in each Arizona county. 

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Fostering Advocates Arizona Release Annual Policy Brief

| March 18, 2019
Fostering Advocates Arizona Release Annual Policy Brief

Members of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board on March 14 attended their annual day at the state capitol, where they met with the Governor’s Office Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment chaired by Arizona’s first lady, Angela Ducey, legislators and secretary of state Katie Hobbs to introduce their 2019 policy recommendations for youth experiencing foster care. 

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Children’s Action Alliance: We Are Hiring an Executive and Development Assistant

| February 18, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance: We Are Hiring an Executive and Development Assistant

Children’s Action Alliance is hiring an executive and development assistant.

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional who will provide support to CAA’s management team and staff.

The job description can be found on our website and we encourage you to share with others who may be qualified.

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CAA opinion: Arizona Needs to Break Down Barriers Blocking Support for Kinship Families. See related stories here

| February 18, 2019
CAA opinion: Arizona Needs to Break Down Barriers Blocking Support for Kinship Families. See related stories here

All children who live in foster care require financial support so their temporary families can provide them safe care and bring stability to their lives. But children removed from their homes by the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and placed with relatives or family friends – known as kinship families – are often missing the support that comes to licensed foster families.

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Children’s Action Alliance seeking new Chief Executive Officer

| January 22, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance seeking new Chief Executive Officer

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) seeks an exceptional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is committed to promoting the well-being of Arizona’s children and families through research, education, and advocacy efforts. This position begins in mid-June 2019.

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