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First Things First April Update

| April 22, 2018
First Things First April Update

First Things First have released their April 2018 update of news and the latest happenings within First Things First! Follow the links to read more about each story.

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Coconino County, region celebrates expanded ‘Week of the Young Child’ through April 30

| April 18, 2018
Coconino County, region celebrates expanded ‘Week of the Young Child’ through April 30

Coconino County and the region celebrates an expanded “Week of the Young Child” with a variety of early child events.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration initiated by the National Association  the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 family and professional members and a network of 50 local, state, and regional Affiliates.

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Foster Youth Education Liaison Job Opening

| April 15, 2018
Foster Youth Education Liaison Job Opening

FosterEd is hiring an Education Liaison in Yavapai County to join the FosterEd Arizona Team. FosterEd Education Liaisons improve educational outcomes for students in foster care by providing educational supports and services that engage youth in school, empower youth to drive their own educational futures, and connect youth to family members, teachers, coaches and other supports who will champion their educational success. This position is for an Education Liaison who will be co-located in an Arizona Department of Child Safety office.

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Become a Foster Parent!

| April 15, 2018
Become a Foster Parent!

Ever wonder what it takes to become a foster parent? If so, please join Pathways for a free foster care orientation. Orientations are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month 5:30-6:30 at Pathways of AZ.

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Conference-Calling on the Warrior Spirit to Heal Historical Trauma

| April 15, 2018
Conference-Calling on the Warrior Spirit to Heal Historical Trauma

Calling Upon the Warrior Spirit to Heal Historical Trauma –A Conference on Creating Trauma-informed Tribal Communities and Using Traditional Practices to Address Historical and Childhood Trauma.

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Foster Youth Education Liaison Job Opening

| April 8, 2018
Foster Youth Education Liaison Job Opening

FosterEd is hiring an Education Liaison in Yavapai County to join the FosterEd Arizona Team. FosterEd Education Liaisons improve educational outcomes for students in foster care by providing educational supports and services that engage youth in school, empower youth to drive their own educational futures, and connect youth to family members, teachers, coaches and other supports who will champion their educational success. This position is for an Education Liaison who will be co-located in an Arizona Department of Child Safety office.

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‘Field of Hope: Planting the Seed of Awareness’ dedication honors memory of 82 children who died statewide last year due child abuse and neglect

| April 6, 2018
‘Field of Hope: Planting the Seed of Awareness’ dedication honors memory of 82 children who died statewide last year due child abuse and neglect

A breezy day provided the perfect opportunity to display 82 flags on the Coconino County Courthouse Lawn, flags commemorating the death of 82 children in Arizona during 2017.

The tribute — “Field of Hope: Planting the Seed of Awareness” — honoring the memory of children who died due child abuse and neglect, was presented by the Exchange Club of Flagstaff. The dedication ceremony was held Friday, April 6, with the flags to be displayed through April 8.

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CCC&Y calendar highlights upcoming April, ‘Week of the Young Child’ events

| April 4, 2018
CCC&Y calendar highlights upcoming April, ‘Week of the Young Child’ events

CCC&Y has launched a Community Events for Families calendar with details on upcoming family events throughout Coconino County, including Week of the Young Child, April 16 through 21.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

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Field of Hope

| April 1, 2018
Field of Hope

Join Exchange Club of Flagstaff in an amazing tribute to the 82 children who died last year in Arizona from child abuse and neglect.

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Flagstaff Foster, Kinship & Adoption Support Group April ACE’s Training

| April 1, 2018
Flagstaff Foster, Kinship & Adoption Support Group April ACE’s Training

Free training – “Adverse Childhood Experiences, ACE’s and Positive Responses ” with Deborah Sheehan

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