When Grandparents Become Parents

This past weekend, as families celebrated Grandparents Day we highlight someone who went above and beyond not only as a grandparent, but as a parent to her grandkids. In Arizona more than 100,000 kids are being raised by grandparents or other relatives, many of which will become new parents overnight, or work to recall parenting skills that were relinquished decades ago.

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Understanding the Basics of IFSP’s

In Arizona, when an adult is concerned about a child’s development, they can be referred to the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AZEIP) for evaluation. Upon evaluation, if the child is determined to have a disability or developmental delay, they are provided with services through a legal document called an IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan). The IFSP is written with a parent or guardian and outlines the goals for the child, the quantity and duration of services to be provided, and who will provide those services

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Biz Bash Arizona

“We are so honored to work with members of the CoBiz Financial team,” says Torrie Taj CEO of Child Crisis Arizona, “this event supports the needs of Arizona’s children and will allow us to continue our mission at Child Crisis Arizona of ensuring the safety of children and strengthening of families. This year, we also welcome a new co-beneficiary, A New Leaf which holds special meaning for me, having worked with them for more than 23 years.”

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