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The Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium has posted a remarkable page of resources for self-care and fostering resiliency in our youth. 

Our PROGRAMS

STRONG FAMILIES PROGRAM

STRONG FAMILIES PROGRAM

STRONG FAMILIES PROGRAM

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The Strong Families Program engages families and students (between the ages of 10 and 14 years) and their parents for the pressures that are experience as they transition to middle and high school, growing into adolescents and young adults.   

SADD

STRONG FAMILIES PROGRAM

STRONG FAMILIES PROGRAM

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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) provides a chance for area teens to develop and sharpen leadership skills while working on critical social issues. 

PRVENTION PRESENTATIONS

STRONG FAMILIES PROGRAM

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

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We offer a variety of community prevention and professional development presentations to a variety of audiences, including youth,  businesses, education and social service agencies.  We will work with you to meet your training needs.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

CASA GRANDE ALLIANCE

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

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Our nonprofit based, Prevention Resource Center provides access to information, resources and advocacy support for those seeking prevention services, information on adverse childhood experiences, treatment and recovery resources.   How can we help you?

CASA GRANDE ALLIANCE

CASA GRANDE ALLIANCE

CASA GRANDE ALLIANCE

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The Casa Grande Alliance meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:00 pm for informative, relevant presentations, networking and to partner on community projects.  

PCSAC

CASA GRANDE ALLIANCE

CASA GRANDE ALLIANCE

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We provide staff support for the Pinal County Substance Abuse Council aggressively addresses substance abuse issues in Pinal County by promoting prevention strategies and effective, collaborative interventions through key stakeholders. 

PREVENTION POSTER PARTNERS

COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES

COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES

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 We partner with local businesses and organizations for our Prevention Poster Partners program, which helps to make a positive difference by prominently displaying prevention messages and reminders. 

COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES

COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES

COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES

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Join us for our prevention services based  Community Speaker Series, scheduled for about twice a month.  The presentations cover wide-ranging and relevant prevention topics. 




Events

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CHILDHOOD TRAUMA COSTS ARIZONA $23 BILLION

Child mistreatment hurt the Arizona economy

 PHOENIX, Ariz. (October 19, 2015) – Childhood trauma in Arizona ranks far above the national average and obviously harms the child, but a new study by a coalition of Arizona child advocacy groups concludes that each incident of mistreatment also costs the economy $1.8 million in total expenditures.
With more than 13,000 confirmed incidents of child maltreatment in Arizona annually, the state’s economy assumes an additional $23 billion burden each year in criminal justice expenses, social welfare costs, health and mental health expenditures, educational costs, and lost income, according to the report released by Nicole Stanton’s Dion Initiative for Child Well-Being and Bullying Prevention at ASU, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and the Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium.  
The coalition of groups will join business leaders and leaders from the health, mental health and education fields to talk about the far-reaching implications of this data for the current and future prosperity in Arizona and, more importantly, how to bring those numbers down. Childhood trauma can range from psychological abuse to exposure to violent environments.The incidents of trauma put those children at greater risk for lifelong public health problems.  The discussion, on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, will focus on ways that the private sector and health officials can work together to mitigate these causes and set a new more promising course for our state. Key data from the reports include:

  • The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services indicates that there were 13,171 child victims of maltreatment in Arizona in 2013 (the most recent year for which data is available), which was an increase of over 246% from 2009.  
  • In Arizona children ages 12 to 17, more than 44% have experienced two or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), compared to the national average of 30.5%.  
  • It is estimated that nearly 70,000 Arizona children have more than five ACEs.  
  • At the county-level, some Arizona counties are hit harder by ACEs than others (see attached map for details).

Schedule a Training

We offer a portfolio of trainings by a certified ACEs trainer* that will meet the needs of a variety of audiences. Our goal is to expand the number of community members, professionals, organizations and government officials in Casa Grande and Pinal County who are knowledgeable and are ready to take action.

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Join our nonprofit effort and become part of our community based solution for providing prevention services, spreading the word about adverse childhood experiences and strengthening Casa Grande.

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