Maternal Child Health

RESOURCES

If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, call 211 to speak to someone who can help. They are available 24 / 7 and have translators available.

Visit the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence website for more information.

Domestic Violence Support Services in Arizona is a resource directory of domestic violence support services from the AZ Department of Economic Security.

If you are in danger, please use a safer computer to reach out to Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, consider calling 911, your local DV hotline, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

Safe Sleep

Safe sleep practices today include eliminating hazards, such as keeping blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and soft toys out of the sleeping area.

Heat Safety

Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, and Stay Informed.  Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated when it's hot outside. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.

Drowning Prevention

Water can be fun for children to play with, but it can also be deadly. Consider these water safety tips for pools, natural bodies of water, and household hazards by visiting the Mayo Clinic website.

Breastfeeding

Research shows that breastfeeding provides many health benefits for you and your baby.

WIC- Woman Infant & Children

The Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support services, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to health and social services.

Child Health

Healthy Friendships

Friendships are important, but your guidance and monitoring of activities are needed for your child to be safe and successful. Visit the Healthy Children website to learn more.

Child Nutrition

Visit the Food and Nutrition Services - Child Nutrition Programs website for more information.

Drowning Prevention

Water can be fun for children to play with, but it can also be deadly. Consider these water safety tips for pools, natural bodies of water, and household hazards by visiting the Healthy Children website.

Physical Activity

Kids need 60 minutes of activity every day. There are so many ways to squeeze in activity at different times of the day. Visit the Move Your Way website to learn more.

Internet Safety

Visit the Internet Safety 101 website for internet safety rules and tools to protect your kids at every age.

Bullying Prevention

Visit the Committee for Children website for bullying Prevention Resources.

Body Safety

Visit the Kids First website to learn how to talk to young children about body safety.

Learn how parents and caregivers can protect their children at home when it comes to electrical, alcohol/liquor, prescription medications, stairs, pools, and much more. Visit the Safe Home Guide.

Driving Safety

The best any adult can do to safeguard teenagers is to make safety a way of life and to instill in their sons and daughters respect for firearms, motor vehicles, and other potential hazards. Visit the Healthy Children website for more information.

Reproductive Education

Puberty is made up of a clear sequence of stages, affecting the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, and nearly all other bodily systems. Visit the Healthy Children website to learn more.

Healthy Relationships & Friendships

Am I in a healthy relationship? Take a step back from the dizzying sensation of being swept off your feet and think about whether your relationship has these qualities. Visit the Kids Health website to learn more.

Suicide Prevention

Parents, guardians, family members, friends, teachers, school administrators, coaches, extracurricular activity leaders, mentors, service providers, and many others can play a role in preventing suicide and supporting youth. Visit the Youth - Suicide Prevention website for more information.

Teen Dating - Violence Prevention

View the Arizona Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Resources.

Drowning Prevention

Older kids get a kick out of doing cannonballs and generally having fun in the water. Help keep kids safe by visiting the Safe Kids Worldwide website for water safety tips.

Drug Prevention-RX 360

Rx360 is a research-based curriculum to raise awareness of the Rx problem, the risks of misuse, resistance strategies, and methods for proper storage and disposal.

Drug Prevention

Teen drug abuse can have a major impact on your child's life. Find out how to help your teen make healthy choices and avoid using drugs by visiting the Mayo Clinic - Tween and Teen Health website.

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity can help your teen feel more energetic, improve focus and attention, and promote a better outlook. Visit the Kids Health website to learn more.

Internet Safety

Traffickers are using the Internet as a way to target unsuspecting and vulnerable youth for their own personal financial gain as targets are seen as none other than a dollar sign. Visit the Internet Safety 101 website for more information.

Managing Finances & Money

Interested in creating a youth money management program, but don't know where to start? You've reached a good launching point. Visit the National Financial Educators Council website for more information.

Handling Stress

Stress is a normal part of life at every age. Here are healthy ways for children and teens to cope. Visit the American Psychological Association website for more information.

Homeless Shelters

Many homeless youths become homeless suddenly. Homeless youth are different from homeless adults because they often have not learned the essential life skills needed to live on their own, like how to drive or ride a bus, get a job, or pay bills. Visit the Safe Place website for more information.

Keep Medications Locked & Secured

Practicing safe medicine storage, while at home and when on-the-go, can help keep children safe. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.

Pinal County Child Fatality Review

Visit the Arizona Department of Health Services - Injury Prevention website to learn more about the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program.

Child Fatality Review Team

When a child younger than 18 years of age dies in Arizona, a copy of the death certificate is sent to the appropriate Local Child Fatality Review Team. The local team coordinator or chairperson then requests relevant documents which may include the child's autopsy report, hospital records, Child Protective Services records, law enforcement reports, and any other information that may provide insight into the death. If the child was younger than one year of age at the time of death, the birth certificate is also reviewed. Legislation requires that hospitals and state agencies release this information to the Child Fatality Review local teams. Team members are required to maintain confidentiality and are prohibited from contacting the child's family.

Achievements

Many communities across Arizona have used report findings and recommendations to educate the public on ways to improve the safety and health of children and have supported changes in policy and legislation to reduce childhood deaths. The Child Fatality Review State Team's annually published report outlines actions that each of us can take to prevent the untimely deaths of Arizona's children.