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Parenting Arizona- Parenting Class

| August 19, 2017
Parenting Arizona- Parenting Class

Is parenting your little one tougher than you thought it would be? Active Parenting First Five Years can help! Using videos, activities, and group discussions, a group leader will help you learn important skills for parenting a young child.

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Jacob’s Law 101

| August 12, 2017
Jacob’s Law 101

This workshop aims to educate participants about the implementation for House Bill 2442, better known as Jacob’s Law. This bill was developed to ensure easier, better access to behavioral health care services for foster and adopted children from Arizona. The primary focus was to ensure that children received timely behavioral and urgent health services.

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Adoption & Title 8 Guardianship Training

| August 12, 2017
Adoption & Title 8 Guardianship Training

The training is to provide information to kinship and licensed foster families to assist in making informed decisions regarding Adoption and Title 8 Guardianship. All licensing and community professionals who work with children in the kinship and licensed foster homes are invited and encouraged to attend this valuable training.

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Early Learning Institute at Yavapai College

| August 12, 2017
Early Learning Institute at Yavapai College

Attend workshops such as Best Books for Storytime Success to discover the best books that work for storytime, Finding Your Teacher Voice to discover how quality language can support relationships and development, or Building Resilience in Yourself and Others to learn everyday ways to help get yourself and others through challenging times.

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Read On Arizona Literacy Summit 2017

| August 12, 2017
Read On Arizona Literacy Summit 2017

The Read On Arizona Literacy Summit will be held on Tuesday, August 29 at the Phoenix Convention Center, shortly after the conclusion of the First Things First Early Childhood Summit. Presented in partnership with FTF, the Literacy Summit will feature: Opening remarks from Governor Doug Ducey, Needle-Moving Strategies and What it Takes to Get Results, Smart Talk: What Every Parent Can Do to Help Their Child Succeed; Unpacking Policy to Practice: Policy Changes That Impact Literacy; Healthy Vision, Healthy Reader; and Read On Community Spotlights.

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Yuma region collaborates to bring “community school” pilot to local elementary school

| August 12, 2017
Yuma region collaborates to bring “community school” pilot to local elementary school

For many families of school-age children, the local school becomes almost like a second home. But what if that critical connection started even earlier – before their children started kindergarten? That’s the concept behind the community school model, which integrates academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement with the goal of improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.

A year ago, the concept of a community school in Yuma was just a faint dream for the First Things First Yuma Regional Partnership Council as part of their efforts to ensure more children enter kindergarten ready for success. Now, as the school year begins, the regional council is looking forward to the culmination of months of hard work with the opening of a community school pilot at O.C. Johnson School.

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Organizations share upcoming events, ongoing programs in Page region

| August 11, 2017
Organizations share upcoming events, ongoing programs in Page region

A variety of organizations shared upcoming events and program information at the monthly Page Community Resource Partners Networking Meeting, held Aug. 10 at Encompass Behavioral Health Services Building, 463 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page.

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Transitional Independent Living Program

| August 6, 2017
Transitional Independent Living Program

If you were in State or Tribal foster care at the age of 16 or older, and are now 18, 19 or 20, you may be eligible for the following FREE services: Entrance into the Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP), Free Health Care through Young Adults Transitional Insurance (YATI), Education Funding through the Pell Grant and Educational Training Voucher (ETV).

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Adoption & Title 8 Guardianship Training

| August 6, 2017
Adoption & Title 8 Guardianship Training

The training is to provide information to kinship and licensed foster families to assist in making informed decisions regarding Adoption and Title 8 Guardianship. All licensing and community professionals who work with children in the kinship and licensed foster homes are invited and encouraged to attend this valuable training.

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Jacob’s Law 101

| August 6, 2017
Jacob’s Law 101

This workshop aims to educate participants about the implementation for House Bill 2442, better known as Jacob’s Law. This bill was developed to ensure easier, better access to behavioral health care services for foster and adopted children from Arizona. The primary focus was to ensure that children received timely behavioral and urgent health services.

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