Emily Mead from the Institute for Sustainable Communities presents findings from the MFSA's second network survey.
Eva Felix from A New Leaf/MesaCAN shares their approach to engaging families around financial literacy.
MFSA welcomes Emma Garcia and Sulie Richardson from Desert Financial Credit Union to present on Desert Financial's work within the community.
David Lujan, Director of The Arizona Center for Economic Progress provides information on recent federal tax changes and their potential impacts in Arizona.
Marcia Stanton, MSW, recently presented at the MFSA All Member Meeting on ACEs.
Marcia Stanton, MSW, is the Senior Injury Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital where she coordinates their Strong Families Program. She founded and leads the Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Consortium and their statewide “Strong Communities Raise Strong Kids” initiative, working to increase awareness of the impact of childhood trauma and promote resilience. She spearheads additional statewide initiatives including “Creating Trauma Sensitive Arizona Schools”, and leads efforts to end corporal punishment and promote positive discipline.
She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and a long history of personal interest and involvement in children and family issues. In 2014 she was a recipient of the US Administration on Children, Youth and Families Commissioner’s Award for exceptional contribution toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and in 2009 was recognized with the Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Councils’ Cherish the Children award. She is a member of the Arizona Citizen Review Panel and Never Shake a Baby Arizona Advisory Committee, as well as an instructor and facilitator with Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Program.