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PS-MAPP Training and Home Study Process

There is an intake process, including background check, before a family can begin training.

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Summer Field trips

Trips to the park, going out to dinner or watching a movie are something most kids take for granted. However, there are many firsts that happen at our Emergency Children’s Shelters, such as the first time a child gets to go swimming, enjoy a museum, or simply listen to a bedtime story.

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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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Summertime Safety Tips

As we are rounding the bend, with back to school in sight let’s not lose focus of staying safe around water and in the sun. Children love the hot summer months, because they provide the perfect opportunity to spend lots of time outside. Whether it’s swimming in the pool, out and about on vacation, or going for a bike ride, we want to remind parents that there are potential dangers during the summer months, and it’s important to be aware of what they are.

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Early Head Start Expands to Mesa

Child Crisis Arizona will expand its Early Head Start program to its Mesa location located at 817 N. Country Club Drive. Thanks to funding from the Office of Head Start, the program will serve more than 100 children and create 30 new jobs, expanding the agency’s workforce to 300.

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Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory integration therapy plays a significant role in the work we do with children in our emergency shelters. When a child comes to the shelter, either through the Department of Child Safety or a Community Placement, specially trained staff and volunteers assess each child’s situation and develop a plan to address any development deficits.

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Father Focused Offerings

Mothers and fathers play different roles in the development of their children. Mothers commonly play the nurturing role and protect their children from the “outside world.” Fathers, on the other hand, are critical in assisting with the separation experience by helping the child safely and securely separate from the intense maternal dependency of infancy.

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Co-Parenting

Co-Parenting occurs when a couple shares equally in the custody and care of their child after separation or divorce. The key piece to the co-parenting puzzle is sharing equally the parenting responsibilities, regardless of custody arrangements.

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What is a Disruption in Foster Care?

A disruption occurs when a child is moved unexpectedly from a foster home. A foster family contacts their licensing agency to request the child be removed from their home. When this happens, a child is moved immediately to another foster home, group home or shelter.

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Common Myths of Foster Care

There are many myths about the foster care system and unless you have experienced it personally, it may be difficult to decipher fact from fiction.

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