How to keep your child’s Halloween safe and spook-tacular

Halloween is a spook-tacular holiday for parents and children to be fun and creative while celebrating the spirit of fall. Trick-or-treating, fall festivals, pumpkin carving and candy devouring are sure signs of October fun, but safety is key to a festive month well-done. While there are many real-life dangers that parents...

Nov. 3-5 Grand Prix of Scottsdale Gatsby Weekend to benefit Arizona kids

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sTMpK8Kc-w[/embed] This fall’s Grand Prix of Scottsdale will return Nov. 3-5 to the Scottsdale Waterfront. The streets of Downtown Scottsdale will transform into a picturesque 21st century version of the Roaring 1920s as over 20,000 attendees from across the Valley will gather to partake in the three-day Gatsby experience. The Grand Prix...

Woodworking contest to help foster children of Arizona

Woodworkers Source is hosting a contest this fall to celebrate the craft of woodworking while benefiting children in Southwest Human Development’s Foster Care and Adoption programs. The woodworking contest aims to provide comfort to Arizona children in foster care and adoption programs who overcome challenges in their first years of life....

Celebrating tradition and cultural awareness with young children

Cultural awareness and tradition play important roles in helping young children develop a positive sense of identity and build self-esteem. Studies show that cultural appreciation and awareness contribute to building a positive self image. Developing a strong foundation of belonging and acceptance through cultural celebration and education helps children to create...

Social Work Spotlight: Medical Child Abuse

Suzanne M. Schunk, LCSW, ACSW, is the vice president of Family Support Services at Southwest Human Development. In her 40 years' experience of dedicating her life to helping children and their families - nearly 20 years with medical child abuse cases -  Suzanne has worked with families in which parents...

Volunteer opportunities at Grand Prix of Scottsdale, Family Volunteer Day and more!

The weather is cooling down, which means that event season is heating up and exciting volunteer opportunities are on the rise. Help Arizona children in need while taking advantage of exclusive volunteer opportunities at 1920s-themed races, music festivals and more. Volunteering is a rewarding way to meet new people, learn new...

6 Valley attractions with educational benefits for young ones

As the summer heat comes to an end, families are left with the perfect opportunity to gather the kids together, recharge and refresh. Many Valley destinations and activities offer unique opportunities to teach young children about the world around them. There are plenty of affordable, local attractions to choose from when...

Grand Prix of Scottsdale returns Nov. 3-5, benefits Arizona children

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sTMpK8Kc-w[/embed] Dust off your black ties and pearls, the 3rd annual Grand Prix of Scottsdale Gatsby Weekend is rolling back into Old Town Scottsdale November 3-5, 2017. This spectacular 1920s-themed weekend kicks off with the Gatsby Under the Stars Gala and wraps up on Sunday with a Vintage Kart Race around the...

How to help your baby cope with teething

A baby’s teething process typically begins in between 3 and 12 months of age. While this stage of development can be uncomfortable for babies, parents can take steps to help make the process as smooth as possible as their baby grows and develops. Know the signs of teething A parent’s first step...

Advantages of raising children to be bilingual, multilingual

An increasing number of children raised in Arizona’s melting pot of culture and diversity grow up in dual-language households. In recent years, the Center for Immigration Studies reports that nearly 30 percent of Arizona children and teens speak a language other than English at home. Many children navigate language fluidity as...