Child abuse is a community-based problem and the success of prevention efforts demands a community-based response. Regional Child Abuse Prevention Councils are primarily voluntary groups who organize public engagement campaigns to heighten public awareness of child abuse and neglect, and most of all, what the community can do to assist in prevention.
The Councils highlight local programs and policies that promote the general welfare of children and families; working to prevent the first occurrence of child abuse and neglect. They are located in 16 different areas of the state of Arizona. Please consider joining or otherwise supporting your local council!
Regional Child Abuse Prevention Councils Contact List
The Regional Child Abuse Prevention Councils are located throughout the state of Arizona. The Councils meet on a regular basis for public events, educational meetings and presentations. Community members are encouraged to join a Child Abuse Prevention Council in their area.
During the month of April, the Councils are involved in many activities to support Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn more about different prevention campaigns and see how you can get involved at work, at home and in your community. It is a way to think global and act local.
Click on the link to see the activities the councils during April 2017. Please note that most councils have activities year round. Contact your local council for current activities.
The Child Abuse Prevention Fund was established by the legislature in 1982. The purpose of the Fund is to promote child abuse prevention and to provide financial assistance to community agencies for the prevention of child abuse. The Fund receives its revenue from the following sources:
The income tax check-off on Arizona tax forms
A percentage of the surcharges for marriage licenses, dissolutions, death certificates and notary services
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund, please contact the Statewide Prevention Administrator or Coordinator, Sue Smith, Susan.Smith@azdcs.gov, (602) 255-2548 or Mark Klym, firstname.lastname@example.org, (602) 255-2690.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Consortium
The Arizona Department of Child Safety is a founding member of the ACE Consortium which is a group of Arizona professionals devoted to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The ACE Consortium has developed a statewide media campaign called “Strong Communities Raise Strong Kids." The goal of the campaign is to help make people aware that "ACEs can last a lifetime, but they don't have to!"
For more information about the ACE Consortium and the ACE study, please visit:
The Arizona Department of Child Safety, as a leader of the Arizona Coordinated Prevention Campaign, is pleased to announce the “Who Do You Trust With Your Child?" child abuse prevention and awareness campaign to help parents choose a safe caregiver and prevent child maltreatment. Prevention is the key to keeping Arizona children secure.
For more information about the “Who Do You Trust With Your Child?" campaign, please visit: