Stewards of Children- Darkness to Light

Adults ending Child Sexual Abuse Together!

This 2-hour training offers participants tools to help prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. You will learn how to recognize the clues that children give us, the behavior typically shown by perpetrators, and how to make a report to the proper authorities when indicated. When adults are educated in the signs of child sexual abuse and how to react to them; children are safer and families are strengthened.

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 6:00—8:00 PM
Location: Casa de los Niños (1101 N. 4th Ave.)

For more information or to register please contact Amada Mendoza at (520) 624-5600 ext. 309 or by email at

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Workshop for New Dads- The Dad Difference

This free 4 hour training is designed especially for new and expecting fathers of all ages.

Part 1- Baby Basics is intended to teach dads about prenatal, birth and post-partum situations.

Part 2- Involved from the Start focuses on child development, discipline, and the important relationship between father and child.

Date: Tues. and Wed.  April 7th & 8th (2 hours per class)
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Casa de los Niños (1101 N. 4th Ave.)

Light dinner provided!

For information and registration call Amada Mendoza at (520) 624-5600 X 309 or email:

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Infant Mental Health and School Readiness Training

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Upcoming Professional Development: Recruitment and Retention of Home Visiting Staff

When: March 24, 2015
Time: 12pm – 1:30 pm

MIECHV Technical Assistance Coordinating Center (TACC) is now hosting a webinar devoted exclusively to retention. It will address how intentional staff recruitment and retention practices ensure high-quality, ongoing services to children and families. The presenters will explore how home visiting models and state leaders are approaching this topic across the nation. Join a few minutes early for an interactive activity that will allow states to share ideas and innovative practices.

  • Those who attend can expect to:
    consider staff selection and recruitment practices that decrease turnover and increase quality;
  • Review steps other grantees have taken to implement intentional on-boarding processes; and
  • Understand how a professional development system can allow for supervisor input and support staff retention.

If interested in attending this webinar please click here to register.

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Aging Out of Foster Care? – Fostering Advocates Arizona is Here to Help!

Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) is a CAA initiative focused on improving outcomes for young adults transitioning out of foster care. FAAZ teamed up with the FAAZ Young Adult Leadership Board to create a website designed by young people from foster care, for young people and any person or agency wanting to support young people transitioning from foster care.

Leaving foster care is not just shutting one door and opening another. There are lots of important steps in between. The goal of FAAZ is to make sure all of Arizona’s young adults have the information, resources and support they need to transition to the next phase of life successfully.

Whether it’s planning for college, learning how to open a bank account, enrolling in healthcare, finding housing, or creating a support system of caring adult allies, FAAZ is here to connect young people and their supporters to the programs, services and supports Arizona and our community offer.

Be sure to also sign up for our newsletter HERE and stay up to date on upcoming events, trainings, and news impacting foster care in Arizona.

Check out their website at:

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First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2015- Last Call for Presentations

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5th Annual Family Support Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals

Call for Workshops!

Don’t miss your chance to present at the 5th Annual Family Support Conference: The Family Circus at the Big Top, June 5th, 2015 at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort.

Deadline for workshop proposals is April 20, 2015.

If you are interested in filling out a workshop proposal please CLICK HERE and fill out the application. Directions on where to submit this form is found in the document. If you have any questions please feel free to email Heather Friedman at

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