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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Increases Its Prevention Work

| May 5, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Increases Its Prevention Work

We need the entire community to get involved. According to the 2018 Arizona Youth survey 70.5% of Coconino County 10th graders had a low commitment to school and 50.6% of 8th graders witnessed another punched, kicked, choked or beaten. The Arizona ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Consortium estimates 1,210 children in Coconino County have 5 or more ACEs.

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Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona launch the Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund

| April 28, 2020
Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona launch the Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund

Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona launched the Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund to help support college students who have been impacted by COVID-19. The goal of the fund is to support students to persist and succeed in completing their postsecondary degree, despite the challenges and uncertainty brought on by the global pandemic.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — [SURVEY] How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Program?

| April 28, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — [SURVEY] How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Program?

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is issuing this survey to better understand the impact the COVID-19 outbreak has had on afterschool programs and other youth serving institutions.

If you are facing financial and/or health impacts from the spread of the coronavirus, up to and including the closure of your program, please share your story here.

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First Things First — Say Thank You to AZ’s Child Care Providers

| April 28, 2020
First Things First — Say Thank You to AZ’s Child Care Providers

The importance of child care providers to families, to our communities and to our economy has never been clearer than now. Especially in uncertain times, early care and education providers offer families critical support when they need it most.

Child care workers, preschool teachers and friend and family caregivers help our youngest children learn, grow and succeed. The nurturing relationships they build with our children are critical to the healthy development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Over the next weeks, we invite you to show your appreciation on social media by using the hashtag  #ShareTheCareAZ. We’ve made it easy with 5 simple ways for you to show your support.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth on ACES, Mindfulness, other topics

| April 27, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth on ACES, Mindfulness, other topics

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has created a series of webinars for professionals, parents and youth, to skills that are needed now more than every in our current stay-safe-at home-society.

In our hour-long webinar on Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency, participants will learn how the effects of childhood trauma play out both personally for individuals, along with having tremendous costs for society. According to one participant:

“Though I am familiar with the topic of ACES, each time I participate in training, I learn something new. Your model of ACES presented a light of hope with interventions that can occur at each level.” “It was a great training and I look forward to more in the future.” “I am recommending this training to several folks…” “Thank you for providing amazing webinars…” “Very good training.”

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Arizona Attorney General Office providing resources to protect consumers during COVID-19 emergency

| April 21, 2020
Arizona Attorney General Office providing resources to protect consumers during COVID-19 emergency

The Arizona Attorney General Office is committed to protecting Arizonans and ensuring consumers have the access to the information they need to recognize and avoid consumer fraud.

Since COVID-19 reached the United States, fraudsters have been innovating new scams and schemes to take advantage of Arizona consumers. General Brnovich is dedicated to defending Arizonans, holding fraudsters accountable, and providing the public with the information that they need to not fall prey to these bad actors.

This webpage is designed to provide you and your family with important information to recognize and avoid COVID-19 scams and frauds.

We are also still providing our presentations via webinars and are recording them, so that they may be accessible to anyone who might need them.  Please feel free to pass along our information as well, we are happy to continue to provide these presentations.

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Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to hold FREE presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on April 28

| April 21, 2020
Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to hold FREE presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on April 28

The Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council will hold aFREE presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28.

Contact cymbre.lauing@parentingaz.org to register.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to present ‘Mindfulness for Youth’ webinar on April 22

| April 21, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to present ‘Mindfulness for Youth’ webinar on April 22

CCC&Y will host:

“Mindfulness for Youth:” We are hoping to go beyond just teaching youth mindfulness- we would like them to become leaders and start developing creative content that we can share to get others involved.  Would love to see some youth groups get involved with this one.  But all of this will start with getting some training.  Trainer Rene RedDay

We are also starting a weekly meeting for community connection. Host Rene RedDay of Building Community.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Flagstaff Career Exploration Series on Instagram

| April 13, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Flagstaff Career Exploration Series on Instagram

The Flagstaff Career and College Readiness Partnership invites all Flagstaff middle and high school students to join us on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. for series of live, on-line discussions with Flagstaff community members about their career path.
 
Most importantly, there will also be lots of time to answer your questions!  

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During Pandemic, Local Volunteers Work to Ensure At-Risk Children are Safe: CASA Volunteers Needed Now More than Ever

| April 13, 2020
During Pandemic, Local Volunteers Work to Ensure At-Risk Children are Safe: CASA Volunteers Needed Now More than Ever

Child abuse and neglect is likely on the rise in the face of this pandemic, as families are put under more financial and emotional stress. Children are no longer in the public eye—they are not at schools or daycare, or in other locations where caring individuals would be able to spot signs of abuse. One group of volunteers in Coconino County is working hard to ensure that abuse and neglect do not go unnoticed.

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