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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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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Submit Nominations by April 15 for the 2020 Awards of Excellence

| April 13, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Submit Nominations by April 15 for the 2020 Awards of Excellence

Submit Nominations for the 2020 Awards of Excellence
Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

For the 19th consecutive year, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence will honor Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence winners in five categories.

Now more than ever it is important to recognize those who support Arizona’s youth through innovative, high quality intentional programming.

Please take a moment to nominate your program or favorite OST professional by this Wednesday’s deadline!

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Connections Spotlight: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — Time to Get Involved

| April 13, 2020
Connections Spotlight: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — Time to Get Involved

CC&Y will host upcoming webinars this week and next. They include: “Mindfulness for Adults and Professionals:” “Adverse Childhood Experience/ Resiliency:” “Mindfulness for Youth:”

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Mindfulness Spotlight: How are you filling your cup?

| April 13, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: How are you filling your cup?

There’s so much “new”! You may be wearing several hats simultaneously throughout a day: caregiver, employee, leader, chef, IT specialist, and so many more. A friend recently reminded me, “We can’t forget we have a physical body.” Simple as it was, it was a great reminder for me.

So how are you filling your cup? CCC&Y encourages you to do something every day that brings you peace of mind. Tending to our social/emotional health builds our resiliency! Ensuring our cup is full, or at least not running on empty, ensures we have the emotional reserve to be our best for ourselves and our children.

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District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta — Fill out the census and get counted!

| April 7, 2020
District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta  — Fill out the census and get counted!

Coconino County Residents Count:
Fill out the 2020 Census!

What is the 2020 Census and Why is it Important?

The census aims to collect an accurate count of our population which determines federal funding for our communities for resources like schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads, etc. The census also helps determine federal funding in times of disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic or forest fires, as well as determines the amount of seats Arizona will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff monthly update

| April 3, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff monthly update

April is Child Abuse Prevention Monthand this is top of mind for me as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming economic recession that will likely follow.  The stress today on our families is unprecedented and my fear is that some children may bear the brunt of that reality.

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth recently published their Prevention Plan & Needs Assessment.  In the report, Virginia WatahomigieCCC&Y Executive Director says, “We can no longer say-this is not my problem. The effects of childhood trauma have tremendous costs to society, and it is imperative that we develop the understanding of why and what can be done.”

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KidsCare Premiums Waived During COVID-19 Emergency

| April 2, 2020
KidsCare Premiums Waived During COVID-19 Emergency

Great news! For the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, KidsCare health coverage premiums and any premium balances are waived! Arizona will also stop disenrollment of AHCCCS/Medicaid participants, unless the individual moves out of state or voluntarily opts out of coverage. Participants who were disenrolled during the month of March will have their coverage reinstated for the duration of the emergency.

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Free Wednesday Webinars on parenting/working with children, dealing with stress, and building resilience!

| March 31, 2020
Free Wednesday Webinars on parenting/working with children, dealing with stress, and building resilience!

In honor of April Child Abuse Prevention Month, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona will hold free webinars at 10:00am on every Wednesday in April.

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CASA of Coconino County issues a Call to Arms for volunteers in response to the predicted impact of COVID-19

| March 31, 2020
CASA of Coconino County issues a Call to Arms for volunteers in response to the predicted impact of COVID-19

COCONINO COUNTY — CASA of Coconino County is in critical need to increase the number of dedicated members of the community to step up and become Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers, and help break the cycle of abuse and neglect, through supporting children and families. There are over 14,000 children in out of home […]

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