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ADULT SOCIAL ADVOCACY GROUPS MEETINGS

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. 

Mesa              480-456-0549

Tucson           520-318-9906


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APTCH Halloween Party

When:  October 26, 2018, 3pm-6pm

Where:  APTCH Office-1830 S Alma School Rd # 122, Mesa 85210

There will be reick or treating, activities and frights.  Come join the fun!


National Adoption Day
National Adoption Day is one of our Favorite Days of the year!!  Maricopa County has been a leader the nation with the number of adoptions held at National Adoption Day each year.  In addition to the finalizing the adoption, families can partake in games, photos, and other activities to celebrate their forever family.  APTCH will once again be hosting the adoption chain where newly adopted children can write their new name to be added to the adoption which is kept at the Durango Court House throughout the year.  Come down and check it out this year.  If you are attending an adoption inside the court house, make sure to get their early to give yourself enough time to get through security.  
 
Maricopa National Adoption Day
When: Saturday, November 18, 2018 9am-3pm
Where: Durango Juvenile Court Center, 3131 W Durango Street, Phoenix


Pinal County Adoption Day

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Where: Pinal County Superior Courthouse 
971 N. Jason Lopez Circle
Florence, AZ 85132
The hearings begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. The last hearings will be held around 11:30am. 


​​COMMUNITY  TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

AZ Families Thrive Conference
When: Thursday, October 25, 8:15am-4:30pm
Where:Redemption Church, 2150 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ

Attendees will receive 6 hours of advanced training credit! Workshops options include topics on trauma, effects of fostering and adoption on families, parenting teens and many more.

Keynote presentation is by Denise Goodman is "Parenting from the Trenches". During lunch participants will hear from a panel of youth about their experiences of being care.  Hosted by DCS.

Click here to register

 Birth to Five Workgroup Training Series
Topic: Emotional Regulation in Infants and Toddlers
When: October 6, 2018, 9am-12pm
Where:Arizona Children's Association, 225 S Orlando Street, Florence, AZ
For more information contact Monica.Gonzalez@azdcs.gov or Jennifer.Enders@hhwaz.gov.  Click here to register

This is an ongoing training series with trainings held the First Friday of the month. 


Parenting in 2 Worlds
When: Contact Carlton Timms for the next training cycle
Where: Phoenix Indian Center-4520 N Central Ave, 2 Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Open to anyone parenting an American Indian Youth. 
Parenting in 2 Worlds is designed for parents to learn new ways to communicate with their youth. Other topics include:
building parenting communities;
traditions, values and norms;
knowing your child's world;
giving and receiving support;
guiding behaviors; and
talking to teens about risky behaviors.

Contact Carlton Timms at 602-810-1733 for more information

Parent University
Mesa Public Schools holds FREE rainings for parents throughout the school year in both English and Spanish.  Topics include brain development, reducing power struggles, Love and Logic, online safety and much more.  
Click here for the 2018-2019 schedule

​​COMMUNITY  EVENTS

​City of Tempe Family Activities-activities such as movies in the park

Arizona State Parks-educational activities and hikes for all ages and ability levels

Maricopa County Parks-see what Maricopa County has to offer for families

Native Health Communithy Gathering and Dinner-First Tuesday of the month


Native Health hosts a variety of programs throughout the month including community garden, Read It and Eat, Circle of Care, Wellness Warriors and many more.  Visit their website or Facebook page for more information and their current schedule.  


Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Community Forum
Get connected to what’s happening in the local behavioral health community. You can talk directly with providers. And, we’d like you to share your ideas on how to improve the children’s system of care. You can enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. Call 602-288-0155 to pre-register email Mercy Maricopa’s Office of Individual and Family Affairs at oifateam@mercymaricopa.org.
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th Ave., Ste. A-100, Phoenix
Dinner and networking: 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Meeting: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Upcoming meeting dates:
October 24
November 28


Down Syndrome Network Buddy Walk
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Time TBD
Where: ASU Homecoming Parade in Downtown Tempe

APTCH continues to be a sponsor for and is excited to participate in the Down Syndrome Network Buddy Walk again this year.  This is an event for the entire family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.  Lauren Potter, Becky on Glee, is this year's Grand Marshall.  

Click here to take you to the registration page.  Click on Register to Walk.  Then choose the join a team option.   Under credit this event registration to this team or individual, choose A Place to Call Home

Native American Recognition Days
There are many events going on across the Valley from now until December.  Events include Native American Connections Parade, Pow Wows, Bike Rodeo, Health Expo, Children's Pageant and many more. 

Click here for the schedule

Pumpkin Days and Corn Maz at Tolmachoff Farms
When: Starts September 28-30 and runs through November 4.  
Where: Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N 75th Ave, Glendale
Cost: $12


Get lost in the mini corn maze or the haunted corn maze.  Enjoy the petting zoo, corn box, and many other activities.  

Phoenix Police Department Mountain View Precinct Halloween Festival
When: October 25, 2018, 5:30pm-8:30pm 
Where: Police Department 2075 E Maryland Ave, Phoenix
Cost: Free
The Mountain View Precinct is hosting trunk or treat, activies, and special guests.  Open to everyone!!