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What to know during water safety month

What to know during water safety month

During summer months in Arizona it’s almost impossible to play outside without water but did you know drowning is the leading cause of preventable death for children under the age of four? Children don’t just drown in backyard pools. Here are some tips to keep kids...

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What’s included in a life safety inspection?

What’s included in a life safety inspection?

What is included in a life safety inspection? The final step in becoming licensed to foster or adopt is a home study, conducted by the Office of Licensing and Regulations for licensing or Agency Specialist for Adoption Certification. It’s a final check from an...

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Special children, special caregivers

Special children, special caregivers

Being a child in foster care is hard enough but the challenge is taken to a new level when a child is diagnosed with a developmental disability. These children commonly experience functional limitations in performing daily activities like self-care, receptive and...

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Families don’t have to match

Families don’t have to match

Michael and David Hale were afraid fostering would mean falling in love with a child only to say goodbye but they decided to take a chance when they heard about a sibling set in need. After six months together the Hales filed for adoption and were surprised when the...

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Volunteer spotlight: Gail Shapiro

Volunteer spotlight: Gail Shapiro

Gail Shapiro is no stranger to early education. She has master’s degree in early education and was a preschool teacher in Connecticut for a time. When she was introduced to the Early Head Start programs at Child Crisis Arizona it seemed like a perfect place for her to...

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Volunteer spotlight: TDIndustries

Volunteer spotlight: TDIndustries

TDIndustries is known for building and maintaining buildings across the Southwest but it’s the work they do to build our community that is truly outstanding. For the past six years employees from TDIndustries have volunteered their time and skills to benefit the...

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Volunteer spotlight: Jackie Forbes

Volunteer spotlight: Jackie Forbes

Jackie Forbes has been a volunteer with Child Crisis Arizona since 2010. She started as a volunteer helping with the annual fundraising gala but was curious to learn more about the programs she was raising funds for. Jackie began volunteering in the shelter and...

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Volunteer spotlight: Kathy Jones

Volunteer spotlight: Kathy Jones

 Kathy Jones was looking for something to keep her busy and active after retirement from ASU when she stumbled across Child Crisis Arizona in 2011. She jumped right in to working with the kids in the Emergency Shelter’s Tiny Tots and since then has logged over 3,537...

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Ideas to keep kids connected virtually

Ideas to keep kids connected virtually

  While schools scramble to make learning happen online, many kids are missing the social part of school more than anything else. Playdates and birthday parties are off the table but there are still plenty of ways to connect with each other. Here are several...

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We’re still here for children in crisis

We’re still here for children in crisis

  At Child Crisis Arizona our emergency placement services are still fully operational serving the community's most vulnerable children and youth. Many have asked how they can provide help during this critical time. Here are some ways you can help from home: 1....

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Celebrating School Breakfast Week

Celebrating School Breakfast Week

 A healthy breakfast is vital to getting your body and your brain moving. In fact, research has found that behavioral, emotional, mental and academic problems are more prevalent among children struggling with hunger. At the Child Crisis Early Head Start centers many...

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3 simple activities for fine motor skill development

3 simple activities for fine motor skill development

Tying shoes, buttoning buttons and using a fork are all basic tasks that require good motor skills. As a parent, you play a critical role in helping your child develop these important skills. While a toddler may not be ready to learn how to tie their shoes, there are...

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