A Place To Call Home


Foster Parent Appreciation

May is National Foster Care Month and APTCH is celebrating our families all month long. 

Families licensed with APTCH at the Mesa Office can join us for our Foster Parent Appreciation Pool Party on May 5, 11-2 at Desert Oasis Aquatic Center in Chandler.    Check your mail for the invitation with all the details.   RSVP today


A Place to Call Home hosts events for the adults placed in our
developmental homes throughout the year.  Check back soon for
information on our next event or call your nearest office in Mesa or Tucson.


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and there are events going on all over the State

Gila River Indian Community, Three Precious Miracles (TPM) Abuse Prevention Council    Contact: Elisia Manuel: (520) 610-2555    elisia@threepreciousmiracles.org

 April 25th:  Cultural Family Support Group   TPM CAP will be hosting a support group at the Three Precious Miracles Office. Facilitator will conduct an ACE’s Workshop Talking Circle.  Using this native interaction will allow participant healing through the ACE’s training and engage parents with traditional healing.

Maricopa County, West Valley Child Abuse Prevention Council Strong Families Prevention Council   Contact: Sara Martinez, Phone: 623-240-6160  Email: Samartinez@childhelp.org

April 25th 2017: “It Takes a Village” – Celebrating parents, by offering them Protective Factors tool kits, to increase the supports in their village! (Aimed at parents in preschools, and head start programs)

Phoenix - Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Council 

Contact: Sandy LaCava, - Phone: (602) 633-8270 or cell (602) 386-9292

April 26, 2018 – Greater Phoenix CAP Council Annual Conference and Cherish the Children Awards Luncheon: Diversity-Informed Tenets for Working with Infants, Children and Families workshop presented by Ayannakai Nalo, LCSW, University of California SF, Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and Carmen Rosa Norona, LCSW, Child Witness to Violence Project, Boston Medical Center.  Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, 400 E. Monroe St. 85004    8am – 4pm

 April 28, 2018 – Festival of Tales, Paradise Valley Community College, 9am – 2pm

 Phoenix - South Mountain Village Child Abuse Prevention Council (SMVCAPC)

Contact: Earl Newton, MACS    Phone:  602.687.3615     Email:  earl.newton@hoodzunited.com

 April 6, 2018.  PLEDGE TO WEAR BLUE DAY - show your commitment to keep kids safe!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; in support, SMVCAPC invites you to WEAR BLUE on FRIDAY, April 6th, 2018! On this day, individuals and organizations across Phoenix will band together to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families and healthy children throughout the state.
One person can make a difference, and it can start with you!  On April 6th, WEAR BLUE anywhere – to work, to school, a community event, the gym, and even at home.  Invite your friends, family, students, co-workers or even your entire office to WEAR BLUE too! It doesn’t matter if it’s a blue shirt or blue suede shoes, the unified, community-wide act of wearing blue will help raise awareness that child abuse is preventable.

 April 12, 2018 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Trainings. - Presentation @ Life Changers Global Ministries.

April 26, 2018 11:00am  Child Abuse Prevention Month Celebration We will be having guest speakers from our community to discuss the importance of everyone in the community partnering for prevention of child abuse. We plan to have a small reception afterwards and a balloon release.

Pima County Child Abuse Prevention Council (PCCAPC)

Contacts:  Raymond Serrano 520.434.3664, RSerrano@ppep.org

Stephanie Castillo-Leon, Phone: 520.624.5600 sleon@casadelosninos.org

Cynnamon Woodberry 520.870.9832 Cynnamon@makewayforbooks.org

April 8, 2018 - Cyclovia Tucson. The council will be a small sponsor of the community wide event aimed to get the families to explore their city and promote health and well-being. The council will also host a vendor table at the event where we will hand out pinwheels to riders, as well as educational materials about child abuse prevention, and the protective factors.

 April 13, 2018 - Families and Community Thrive Together Event. The Council and DCS Office of Prevention in Pima County are going to host an event for agency providers to network and learn about the resources each agency provides that support families. The event will end with an “afterschool” special where families in the community will be invited to engage with community agencies, and participate in family fun.

Pinal County Child Abuse Prevention – Inter Agency Council

Contact:  Maria-Elena Ochoa, Phone: 520-836-1239.  The Pinal County Interagency Child Abuse Prevention Council (IAC) both sponsors and participates in county-wide activities throughout the year. The IAC’s goals are to: 1. Prevent child abuse by raising awareness about child abuse and child abuse prevention; 2. Educate the public and professionals on the statutory obligation to report child abuse; 3. Further develop the inter-agency council by expanding our community partnerships; 4. Implement new prevention programs and training opportunities; 5. Educate first responders on the signs and symptoms of child abuse.

April 13, 2018:  National Crime Victims’ Rights Candlelight Vigil

The Inter Agency Council will be participating in the Victims’ Rights Week activities that occur in Pinal County including the candlelight vigil walk held at the Promenade Mall in Casa Grande.  We will distribute Child Abuse Prevention material, posters, a tax check-off standing banner, and a flyer inviting community members to join the Council. 

April  16-18, 2018: Week of the Young Child

Representatives of the Pinal County IAC will participate in the Pinal County Early Childhood Coalition’s Week of the Young Child activities in four communities: Florence, Maricopa, Apache Junction and San Manuel.  Child Abuse Prevention materials and giveaways will be distributed.

  • The City of Tempe hosts many family activities throughout the year including: Movies in the Park and much more.  Click here for current and upcoming activities.

  • The county parks and the Arizona State Parks hold many family friendly activities such as the full moon hike, All About Scorpions presentations, story telling, and many more.  Check out parks near you or plan a road trip to visit one out of your area.

Maricopa County Parks Events Click here for scheduled events
Arizona State Parks Events Click here for scheduled events