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.
Child abuse is a community-based problem and the success of prevention efforts demands a community-based response. Child abuse prevention highlights programs and services that promote the general welfare of children and families, preventing the first occurrence of child abuse and neglect. The Regional Child Abuse Prevention Councils are primarily voluntary groups of child welfare workers, community members, school personnel and other professionals located in 17 different areas of the state of Arizona. The Councils 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. Councils also advocate for effective prevention programs and policies that ensure the safety and well-being of children.
For more information, please contact the Statewide Prevention Administrator, Sue Smith, [email protected], (602) 255-2548 or Coordinator, Mark Klym, [email protected], (602) 255-2690.
To learn more about the prevention program and campaigns click on to the links below:
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 have planned for 2016.
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 on fees for marriage licenses, dissolutions and death certificates
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, [email protected], (602) 255-2548 or Mark Klym, [email protected], (602) 255-2690.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Consortium
The Arizona Department of Economic Security 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 get the message out to the public, as well as to the professionals that are working with children and families, 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 Economic Security, 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: