The Office of Prevention
The DCS Office of Prevention was established to prevent child abuse/neglect. To support the needs of children and strengthen families, the Office of Prevention collaborates with the Community, Service Providers, Stakeholders and the DCS Field Staff. Through these collaborations, the Office of Prevention leverages resources, education, training and programs based on best practices to serve Arizona’s children and families.
- October 2020 - Safe Sleep Awareness Month
The DCS Office of Prevention compiled resources and videos to share in this video loop. The video contains 30 resources from around the state along with interviews from Arizona parents. It is intended to be used in offices or clinics where families can view it and benefit from the information. If you are interested in downloading a copy, please email [email protected] .
DCS Safe Sleep Campaign
- Safe Sleep Flyer: for English click CSO-1302 and for Spanish click CSO-1302-S
- DCS Baby Box Brochure: for English click CSO-1300 and for Spanish click CSO-1300-S
- ACE Brochure: for English click CSO-1249A and for Spanish click CSO-1249-S
- Who Do You Trust With Your Child? CSO-1143 - English - Spanish
- Who Makes Families Strong- Booklet
- Healthy Families Brochure
- CarePortal Brochure
- SENSE Brochure
- NAS Booklet
- Mandatory Reporting of Substance Exposed Newborns (SEN) (CSO-1896)
- 10 ways to prevent child hot car deaths flyer (Children's Trust)
- AZ Protective Factors Coloring Book
- AZ Protective Factors Activity Book
- Parent’s Guide to the AZDCS
- First Things First Family Resource Center Locator: familyresourceaz.org
- Parent Assistance Center at Family Involvement Center. Peer support and community referrals.
1-877-568-8468 or [email protected]. All ages. English/Spanish, M-F 830a – 5p.
- National Childhelp Hotline, 1-800-422-4453 All ages, 170 languages. Counselor support and community referrals. 24/7. childhelp.org
- Birth to 5 Helpline, 1-877-705-5437 Ages 0-5. Masters level, child development/fussy baby experts and community referrals. M-F 8a-8p.
- Now, you can have the support of the Birth to Five Helpline at the touch of your fingertips! Download the Birth to Five Helpline app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
- Parent Partners Plus. Expecting moms and ages 0-5 in Maricopa County, AZ. Call 602-633-0732 or www.parentpartnersplus.com
- Kinship Care Coalition. Anyone caring for a child for a family member. Call 888-737-7494 or [email protected] or www.azkincare.org
- 211 Arizona. All ages. Call 2-1-1 within Arizona or 877-211-8661 M-F 7a – 6p or 211arizona.org
- Find Help Phoenix- The website is divided into multiple categories of services/ resources: email at [email protected]
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or the website www.thehotline.org
- Teen Lifeline 1-800-248-TEEN (8336). Texting services available- (602)248-TEEN (8336)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- United We Dream Hotline: This hotline provides resources and support for undocumented communities. 1-844-363-1423
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