Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Child Abuse & Neglect Resources

If You See Something, Say Something. 

In an emergency situation, call 911 immediately

Arizona Child Abuse Hotline: 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445)

We all play a role in the safety and well-being of children.

Reporting suspected child abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment is a responsible attempt to protect a child and support their family. 

Act to support or protect that child by calling the free hotline. 

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Children learn by example, which is why it is important for parents to set the very best example for their children. As a role model, you set the tone for the adults they will become. As a parent, you have an opportunity to create an environment for your children to thrive.

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Arizona teens in foster care have the opportunity to develop the skills and competencies necessary for a successful transition to adulthood through available services known as the Arizona Young Adult Program (AYAP) or Independent Living Program (ILP).

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Become Essential

Foster parents have the opportunity to become an essential part of shaping the lives of Arizona youth in foster care to help prepare them for a bright future. See what to expect and how foster parents are essential now and always to Arizona youth.

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Money or material goods to a DCS' partnering foster care organization 
Monetary donations or material goods (beds, clothing, backpacks, etc.) for a nonprofit organization that supports foster care in Arizona. To inquire about donations, please reach out to [email protected].

Foster Care Tax Credit
Make a financial contribution to a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization (QFCO), and receive credit on your Arizona State Tax Return. 

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Supporting Child and Family Well-being During COVID-19 

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Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The hotline offers free, confidential crisis intervention, information, and referrals to local emergency, social service, and support resources - including the Arizona Department of Child Safety, when necessary.

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Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect Free Online Training

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Learn More from Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.

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