Child abuse prevention

child abuse prevention, Arizona
If you suspect that a child has received a non-accidental injury or has been neglected, you are obligated by Arizona law to report your concerns to DCS or local law enforcement.

Arizona Child Abuse Hotline
A statewide, toll-free hotline where you can report suspected cases of abuse. Operated by Arizona’s Department of Child Services. Arizona law requires anyone who suspects that a child has received non-accidental injury or has been neglected to report their concerns to DCS or local law enforcement.

Child Crisis Arizona
817 N. Country Club Drive Mesa
480-834-9424 •
Operates the only emergency shelters for Valley children (from birth to age 11) threatened with abuse and neglect. Child Crisis Arizona licenses, trains and supports foster and adoptive families, and provides early childhood education and resources for families through its early education services, parenting classes, workshops and playgroups.

6730 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 150, Scottsdale
480-922-8212 •
A national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect by focusing on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April.

Devereaux Arizona
2025 N. 3rd Street, Suite 300, Phoenix
480-634-2052 •
Offers prevention services that build skills to increase the safety and well-being of children, youth and families. One program, Parents as Teachers, is a federally approved home-visiting program designed to provide the support and encouragement that parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

Never Shake a Baby Arizona
3298 Bob Drive, Prescott Valley
928-445-5038 • 602) 255-5540 •
An evidence-based program aimed at providing parents information and skills to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), a severe form of child maltreatment. A project of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, the NSBAZ program is offered by a nurse to new parents just prior to discharge with their newborn. Parents who voluntarily participate are given a tip sheet on how to handle a crying infant, they watch a video on Shaken Baby Syndrome and they are asked to sign a “commitment form” that states that they were educated on the dangers of shaking babies. They also make a plan to handle their crying child and inform all who take care of their child about their plan and about SBS.

CASA of Arizona (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
CASA volunteers help children in the court system by serving as a consistent advocate for the child and an adviser to the judge in the child’s case. They are there to build very real and meaningful relationships and give the judge a perspective of the child’s situation that they may not otherwise see. These relationships very often become a safe and trusted place for a victimized or at-risk child to talk about what is happening at home.

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