“We are working with children who have been traumatized, who may not be old enough to talk or even know their name,” Torrie explains
In conjunction with National Adoption Month, in November, Child Crisis Arizona is working to find foster children their forever families by certifying and training adoptive families.
The first few years of my life can only be described as precarious. The two adults who were supposed to be superheroes in my eyes instead turned out to be more concerned with drugs, alcohol and for an unfathomable reason, hurting my brothers and I.
Be Aware of the Temperature
As much of the country enjoys seasonal temperature dips, in Arizona it will undoubtedly still be in the 90s or higher. Instead of masks, try non-toxic face paint, avoid heavy-weight costumes and bring lots of water to stay hydrated.
Today, in front of nearly 700 guests at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Child Crisis Arizona hosted its annual fundraising luncheon to share with its guests the agency’s mission of safe kids and strong families.
Every story we hear from our foster parents is unique and genuinely a story all their own. From their family structure; a single dad who has been waiting for the right time to be a parent, a family who has grown children and looking to parent more to a grandfather who is working to foster his grandchildren.
Please join me in wishing our children well and hoping that this will be a year of successes. We make school a priority because with a good education, anything is possible.
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.
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.
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.