FREE ONLINE EVENT

Speak Up for Kids is an annual free event co-presented by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Strong Families AZ for Arizona families. This year, the event has been adapted into a virtual event complete with webinars, resources for raising healthy children, fun activities, and lots of prizes!

When:

October 5th - 9th, 2020

Where:

From the comfort of your home—right here on the web

Why:

To support families in keeping their children healthy, and increase the level of health and wellness for all Arizona kids.

Help us help kids

The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Strong Families AZ are calling all superheroes to unite in the battle against the forces that threaten child health and well-being. You have the power to join forces with Arizona’s leading pediatricians and health care professionals to Speak Up for Kids!

This FREE virtual event is open to all Arizona families and will feature

  • Virtual superhero appearances
  • Health expo with online resources
  • Daily webinars with local pediatric experts on a variety of topics
  • Activities for kids including make your own superhero mask
  • Daily prizes, giveaways, and more!

Because every child deserves to be safe, healthy and protected, this virtual event offers resources for parents and children and encourages all Arizonans to participate in child advocacy efforts, be a voice for children, and Speak Up for Kids.

Event Partners

The mission of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to improve the health of Arizona children and support the pediatric professionals who care for them.

Strong Families AZ, is a network of free home visiting programs that helps families raise healthy children ready to succeed in school and in life. Our programs focus on pregnant women and families with children birth to age 5.

Live Wellness Webinars

There will be daily wellness-themed webinars on an array of topics. Each webinar will feature an expert in their field who will give a presentation via Zoom and then answer any questions you have. Register for a webinar to ask the experts!

05
October
Monday
Preventative Care and Immunizations During the Time of COVID: Is it Worth the Risk?
Dr. Jason Vargas
Manteniendo la salud de su nino durante una epoca de pandemia
Dr. Gary Kirkilas
06
October
Tuesday
COVID-19 in Kids, and Other Infectious Adventures
Dr. Sean Elliott
Adverse Childhood Experiences: What’s the Big Deal?
Dr. Chan Lowe
07
October
Wednesday
Adverse Childhood Experiences: What’s the Big Deal?
Dr. Chan Lowe
“Let Me Tell You a Story…” Early Literacy and School Readiness
Dr. Lara Yoblonski
08
October
Thursday
Parenting your LGBTQ Child
Dr. Veenod Chulani
Focus on the Positive and Limit Stress During COVID-19
Dr. Catherine Riley
09
October
Friday
COVID-19 in Kids, and Other Infectious Adventures
Dr. Sean Elliott
Daily Giveaways

We’ll be raffling off prizes every day of our virtual event that promote healthy minds and healthy bodies for kids and families. Check back and enter to win!