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The Maternal Child Health Program focuses on the ongoing and changing needs of all parents, guardians, infants and children in Pinal County.




Child Youth Website Resources

General Resources


Arizona Child Abuse Hotline

  • If a child tells you of such experiences, act to protect that child by calling the toll free Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-767-2445

  • Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.

  • If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the 24 Hour Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
  • AZ Poison Control Hotline 24/7

    Call the AZ Poison Control Hotline at 800-222-1222 any time of the day if:

    • You think someone has been poisoned./li>
    • someone has taken too many drugs or unknown medications.
    • You need to know more about a drug.
    • You or your pet has been stung or bitten by a poisonous creature.
    • You need information about preventing accidental poisonings.
    • You have any question at all about medications, household products, venomous insects and reptiles.
    • If it’s an immediate emergency, call 911 right away.

    Infant Health

  • 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 & Domestic Violence, consider calling 911, your local DV hotline, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

    Safe Sleep

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

    Heat Safety

    Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated when it’s hot outside.

    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.

    Breastfeeding

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

    WIC- Woman Infant and 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

  • 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 & Domestic Violence, consider calling 911, your local DV hotline, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

    Healthy Friendships

    Friendships are important, but your guidance and monitoring of activities are needed for your child to be safe and successful.

    Child Nutrition

    Child Nutrition Programs.

    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.

    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.

    Internet Safety

    Internet safety rules and tools to protect your kids at every age.

    Bullying Prevention

    Bullying Prevention Resources.

    Child Advocacy Center

    The Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization providing a safe, child friendly location for conducting forensic interviews and medical evaluations for abused children.

    Body Safety

    How to talk to young children about body safety.

    Teen Health

    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.


    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.

    Reproductive Education

    Puberty is made up of a clear sequence of stages, affecting the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, and nearly all other bodily sys­tems.

    Healthy Relationships and 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.

    Suicide Prevention

    Parents, guardians, family members, friends, teachers, school administrators, coaches and extracurricular activity leaders, mentors, service providers, and many others can play a role in preventing suicide and supporting youth.

    Teen Dating- Violence Prevention

    Addresses unhealthy relationships vs. healthy relationships and empowers everyone to be a solution to the problem.


    Arizona Sexual & Domestic Violence Program Resource List.

    Drowning Prevention

    Older kids get a kick out of doing cannonballs and generally having fun in the water. Help keep kids safe with these simple 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.

    Physical Activity

    Regular physical activity can help your teen feel more energetic, improve focus and attention, and promote a better outlook.

    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.

    Managing Finances and Money

    Interested in creating a youth money management program, but don’t know where to start? You’ve reached a good launching point.

    Handling Stress

    Stress is a normal part of life at every age. Here are healthy ways for children and teens to cope.

    Homeless Shelters

    Many homeless youth 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.

    Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    click here to visit our website page dedicated with resources for those with special health care needs, resources for parents & caregivers, and providers.

    Family Planning & Pregnancy

    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.

    Prenatal Care

    ADHS Has Several Programs that Aim to Improve Birth Outcomes.

    Car Seat Safety

    The type of seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child’s age, size, and developmental needs. Here is more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.

    WIC- Woman Infant and 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. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children under the age of five.

    Women's Shelter

    Listings of shelters, transitional housing, residential treatment centers and women's residential services.

    Internet Safety

    Internet Safety for parents and guardians.

    Keep Medications Locked and Secured

    Practicing safe medicine storage, while at home and when on-the-go, can help keep children safe.

    Healthy Relationships

    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.

    Building Strong Relationships

    Tips for Building a Healthy Relationship

    Domestic Violence Prevention

    Arizona Sexual & Domestic Violence Program Resource List

    Pinal County Child Fatality Review Team

    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 un-timely deaths of Arizona's children.


     

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