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Marcia Stanton, MSW

Senior Program Specialist

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Marcia Stanton, MSW, is Senior Program 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.   Along with a pediatrician in the UK and attorney in Australia, she recently co-authored an article published in the International Journal of Children’s Rights: “Physical Punishment of Children: Time to End the Defence of Reasonable Chastisement in the UK, USA and Australia”.  Marcia 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 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.