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2019 Town Halls
112th Arizona Town Hall
Strong Families Thriving Children

When families are strong and children thrive, the community prospers.

The 2019 Arizona Town Halls addressed the topic of Strong Families Thriving Children.

Town Hall sessions focused on how we can collectively support families and children so that they are better able to overcome risk factors such as adverse childhood experiences and economic downturns.

112th Statewide Town Hall Final Recommendations Report

  • Click here to read the draft final recommendations from the "Strong Families Thriving Children" statewide Town Hall. 
  • Click here for the Final Report, which includes the Statewide Town Hall final recommendations report and list of participants, the final Community Town Halls reports and Future Leaders Town Halls summary.

"Strong Families Thriving Children" Programs

Location Program
Program Date & Registration Link
Event Flier Final Report
Training Session
February 22, 2019
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"Strong Families Thriving Children" Listening Session and Webinar
April 2, 2019
ASPC - Perryville Community Town Hall
May 1, 2019
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Leadership and Facilitation Training Session
July 25, 2019
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Casa Grande
Leadership and Facilitation Training Session August 22, 2019
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First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2019
Arizona Town Hall Panel: "Strong Families. Thriving Children. A Community Town Hall about family and child well-being"
August 26, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Prescott Community Town Hall September 6, 2019 Click here.
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Whetstone Unit Community Town Hall
September 11, 2019 Click here.
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Tucson Community Town Hall
September 13, 2019
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UMOM Community Town Hall
September 17, 2019
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Leadership and Facilitation Training Session September 19, 2019
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Casa Grande
Casa Grande Community Town Hall
September 20, 2019
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"Strong Families Thriving Children" Town Hall for Affected Populations
September 21, 2019 Click here. Click here.
Lewis Facility Community Town Hall
September 25, 2019 Click here. Click here.
Tucson Future Leaders Town Hall September 27, 2019 Click here. n/a
Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Community Town Hall
October 7, 2019
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Cave Creek
Cave Creek Community Town Hall
October 8, 2019
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Maryvale Community Town Hall
October 10, 2019
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Pinetop White Mountains Community Town Hall October 11, 2019 Click here. Click here.
Future Leaders Town Hall October 11, 2019 n/a n/a
Yavapai College - Prescott Campus Future Leaders Town Hall
October 15, 2019
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Apache Junction Apache Junction Community Town Hall October 18, 2019 Click here. Click here.
Flagstaff Flagstaff Community Town Hall October 24, 2019 Click here.
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Casa Grande
Future Leaders Town Hall October 24, 2019
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Future Leaders Town Hall October 24, 2019 Click here. n/a
Yuma Community Town Hall October 25, 2019 Click here. Coming soon.
Lake Havasu City
Mohave County Community Town Hall
November 2, 2019
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112th Statewide Town Hall
November 14-16, 2019
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TucsonTucson Community Outreach Program
February 25, 2020
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Rotary Club of Tucson Presentation
February 25, 2020
Mesa & Tucson
AzAEYC Community Outreach Programs
March 7, 2020
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Coming soon.

News and Media Coverage

Photos from 112th Statewide Town Hall

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112th Statewide Town Hall Meal Programs

Thursday Dinner: Welcome, Orientation and Working Dinner

Friday Breakfast: Panel Presentation on Strong Families are Connected Families
Moderator: Olivia Elder, Families and Incarceration Associate, FWD.us

  • Rebecca Gau, Arizona Director, Stand for Children
  • Quinton Moore, Minister-In-Training, Greater Impact Church Phoenix
  • Jeff Taylor, Chairman of the Board, Salvation Army of Phoenix

Friday Lunch: Panel Presentation on Arizona Resources and Opportunities
Moderator: Suzanne Pfister, CEO, Vitalyst Health Foundation

  • Maria Cristina Fuentes, Director, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family
  • Maurice “Mo” Portley, Senior Director, Judicial Engagement Team, Casey Foundation; Ret. Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals
  • Jami Snyder, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Friday Dinner: Panel Presentation on Inspiration for Action
Moderator: Elizabeth McNamee, Chair, Community Town Halls Committee, Arizona Town Hall

  • Evelyn Casuga, Senior Advisor, Community Relations, Central Arizona College; Director, Community & Economic Prosperity, Center for the Future of Arizona
  • Kathy Kitagawa, Volunteer, Tucson Committee Chair, Arizona Town Hall
  • Shelley Mellon, President/CEO, R.L. Jones Insurance and Motor Vehicle Services
  • Courtney Sullivan, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE)

Future Leaders Town HallA mini-Town Hall session that convenes prior to the Statewide Town Hall for high school and college student participants. The recommendation reports from these sessions are compiled, summarized, and carried forward for participants of the Statewide Town Hall to consider.

Visit the "Strong Families Thriving Children" Future Leaders Town Halls media page for recommendation reports, pictures and video! (coming soon)

Additional Resource Links

 Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium www.azaces.org
 Arizona Department of Child Safety https://dcs.az.gov
 Arizona Department of Economic Security https://des.az.gov
 Arizona Department of Education www.azed.gov
 Arizona Department of Health Services www.azdhs.gov
 Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) www.azahcccs.gov
 Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family https://goyff.az.gov
 Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence www.azafterschool.org
 First Things First www.firstthingsfirst.org
 Strong Families AZ www.strongfamiliesaz.com
 Raising Special Kids www.raisingspecialkids.org
 Black Family and Child Services of Arizona www.bfcsfamily.org
 Arizona Partnership for Children www.azpartnershipforchildren.org
 Arizona Children’s Association www.arizonaschildren.org/behavioral-health
 Northern Arizona Council of Governments Head Start www.nacog.org/departments/head-start
 Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority Children’s Services www.narbha.org/services/childrens-services/
 Northern Arizona Healthcare Fit Kids of Arizona www.nahealth.com/fit-kids-arizona
 Child Crisis Arizona www.childcrisisaz.org
 Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Phoenix www.injuryfree.org
 Phoenix Public Library www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org
 Phoenix Rescue Mission www.phoenixrescuemission.org
 Aviva Children’s Services www.avivatucson.org
 Child and Family Resources www.childfamilyresources.org
 Child Parent Centers www.childparentcenters.org
 Mothers in Arizona Moving Ahead (MAMA) Project https://webcms.pima.gov/government/health_department/
 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families www.benefits.gov/benefit/613
 Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics www.childstats.gov
 The Annie E. Casey Foundation www.aecf.org
 ACEs Too High www.acestoohigh.com
 Healthy Families America www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org
 Children’s Trust Fund Alliance www.ctfalliance.org
 Center for the Study of Social Policy www.cssp.org
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov
 FWD.us www.fwd.us
 Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) www.triplep-parenting.com
 Arizona Youth Partnership www.azyp.org
 Southwest Human Development www.swhd.org
 Kaity’s Way www.kaitysway.org
 Nurse-Family Partnership www.nursefamilypartnership.org
 Act One www.act1az.org
 UMOM New Day Centers www.umom.org
 Pinal-Gila Community Child Services, Inc. www.pgccs.org
 Childhelp www.childhelp.org
 ASU Center for Child Well-Being https://childwellbeing.asu.edu
 FosterEd www.foster-ed.org
 Care Portal www.careportal.org
 Arizona Coalition for Military Families www.arizonacoalition.org
 Foster and Adoptive Council of Tucson (FACT) www.fosterandadoptivecounciloftucson.org
 Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Advocacy www.coconinokids.org
 Southwest Family Advocacy Center www.swfac.org
 Raising Arizona Kids www.raisingarizonakids.com
 Prevent Child Abuse Arizona www.pcaaz.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau  Strong & Thriving Families 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide

For information regarding past Town Halls, visit our Past Town Hall Topics page.
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