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Registration now open for ‘Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life’ Inaugural Virtual Conference on Jan. 19

| November 17, 2020
Registration now open for ‘Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life’ Inaugural Virtual Conference on Jan. 19

Students throughout Arizona will join together in the first virtual conference to Speak Up, Stand Up and Save Lives. Now in its fifth year, the event will run from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on January 19, 2021 and will inspire attendees to create lasting ways to combat bullying, depression and suicide at their schools. The conference is free of charge thanks to partnerships and donations and is open to all schools in Arizona.  

To register, visit the website at www.speakstandsave.com

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — We’re Counting on You – Thank You!

| November 17, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — We’re Counting on You – Thank You!

I ended my first email by saying that with your help we can make a difference in the educational outcomes for every child in Flagstaff.  So, I’ll start this final email by focusing on you.  
 
I mentioned that LAUNCH Flagstaff is foremost an idea that leverages existing community organizations, businesses, policy makers, and citizens that produces systemic changes through collaborative action.  
 
The changes we seek happen in the hearts and minds of each person and each organization in Flagstaff.  I thank you for your current level of engagement in this important work and I invite you to consider additional ways you can help improve outcomes for our kids.

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Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council — Upcoming Events Roundup

| November 17, 2020
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council — Upcoming Events Roundup

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
THESE FREE EVENTS
We know there is a lot of online content right now to choose from, so we’ve gathered helpful upcoming opportunities for you in this no-frills list:

Trauma-Informed Care for People with I/DD – Sonoran UCEDD
Tuesday, Nov. 17 @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Wednesday, Dec. 9 @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon

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Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

| November 17, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

COCONINO COUNTY — The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 2:30 p.m. Mondays.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Registration open for 7th annual ACES Summit on Dec. 15-17

| November 16, 2020
Registration open for 7th annual ACES Summit on Dec. 15-17

This year’s conference theme is “Connection: The Power of Relationships” and will focus on how building and strengthening relationships is critical to creating the world we want for children. We look forward to connecting with you there!

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Strategy to Improve Early Childhood Education – Elevate PreK

| November 10, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Strategy to Improve Early Childhood Education – Elevate PreK

Family support services in Flagstaff lack any coordinated infrastructure which produces inequities for families and their children.  
 
LAUNCH Flagstaff’s solution is to convene service providers with families, who are at the center of those conversations.  Together they take collaborative action toward building capacity for families to support optimal socio-emotional development for their children.

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Children’s Action Alliance — The impact of COVID-19 on youth aging out of foster care

| November 3, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — The impact of COVID-19 on youth aging out of foster care

Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ), a group of young leaders with lived experience in the child welfare system, conducted two surveys during the pandemic: one of foster and former foster youth ages 14 to 26 and one of adult providers and allies.

Some of the results:

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In Times of Trouble, United Way of Northern Arizona is There

| October 27, 2020
In Times of Trouble, United Way of Northern Arizona is There

What do W. L. Gore & Associates, Wells Fargo, Northern Arizona University, Kinney Construction, Nestle Purina, the City of Flagstaff and Navajo County all have in common?

They are a handful of the companies and organizations that have lent their best and brightest to serve on the United Way of Northern Arizona Board of Directors.

This year we are proud to say that we have 100% participation by our 22-member board in this year’s Annual Campaign.

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Connections Spotlight — Expect More Arizona / Association for Supportive Child Care — When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

| October 27, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Expect More Arizona / Association for Supportive Child Care — When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

It’s hard for some Arizonans to imagine. But there are communities all over the state where families can’t get internet, or even reliable phone service. Most of us can’t picture going through life without that, but for many, it’s a daily reality. Driving to the top of a hill to get cell service; hour-long bus rides to get to school; roads that are virtually unpassable in the winter. And for those on tribal communities the challenges might be even more basic – many households lack running water or electricity, or both.

As you cast your ballot this year, keep them in mind. These are some of our most vulnerable populations and they need the support and resources that both government and nonprofit groups provide.

Whatever your concerns are, they can be reflected in your vote. For rural communities in Arizona, there are resources and support, but at times, the resources available aren’t always reflective of the community’s immediate needs. During the pandemic, as teachers often do, many teachers continue to use their personal devices and other self-purchased tools to make it through this year.

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Become a CASA Volunteer Information Zoom Session to be held Oct. 28

| October 26, 2020
Become a CASA Volunteer Information Zoom Session to be held Oct. 28

CASA of Coconino County will present information sessions on Zoom on Oct. 9, 14, 19 and 28.

CASA volunteers are everyday people appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children in court. Join us to learn ho you could change a child’s story.

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