Marcia Stanton, MSW
Marcia Stanton, MSW coordinates the Child Abuse Prevention Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, an innovative program that provides education to hospital staff and the community on the importance of family strengthening and the prevention of child maltreatment. She currently 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. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and a long history of personal interest and involvement in children and family issues. She is the 2009 recipient of the Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Councils’ Cherish the Children award, a member of the Arizona Citizen Review Panel, as well as an instructor and facilitator with Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Program. During her career at Phoenix Children’s Hospital she has been instrumental in the development of programs to promote advocacy and family-centered care, including the nationally recognized and replicated Family Advisory Council, Family Support and SAFE (Supporting a Family-Friendly Environment) Programs. She is a frequent speaker at national and local conferences.