ACASI offers a variety of services to children and adolescents from ages 5 to 21 currently residing in Arizona who have lost a parent to intimate partner homicide no matter when the homicide occurred.
Who we serve Accordion Closed
ACASI offers a variety of services to children and adolescents from ages 5 to 21 currently residing in Arizona who have lost a parent to intimate partner homicide.
We also extend the same services to the child or adolescent’s new caregiver. Caregivers range in age and include family members (i.e. grandmothers, aunts and uncles, older siblings) and family friends.
Clients are generally referred to ACASI by other service agencies such as Family Advocacy Centers or law enforcement. It is possible, however, to receive referrals from friends, family members and the client themself. Find out more about the referral process or you can make a referral now.
Where we serve Accordion Closed
We provide services throughout the state of Arizona.
For a list of statewide resources, please visit 2-1-1 Arizona.
What we provide Accordion Closed
ACASI recognizes the lasting impacts intimate partner homicide has a lasting impact on surviving children. Experienced staff and mental health providers with specialized training use a trauma-informed approach to help navigate the aftermath of a death. Assisting the child means working closely with caregivers, and we recognize that they may be experiencing their own grief as they welcome young household members. Services are available at any point after the intimate partner homicide to caregivers and surviving children. All of the following services can be provided in Spanish.
- Crisis counseling (in-person or via phone)
- Follow-up contact
- Therapy (now including tele-health services)
- Peer group support
- Information, referral, and connection
- Assistance in filing crime victim compensation claims
- Personal advocacy
- Volunteer Mentoring Program
- Victims’ rights information
- On-going case management
Unique programs and projects
ACASI has developed several programs that supports clients in unique ways.
Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative
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