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CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Dec. 16

| December 10, 2019
CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Dec. 16

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to launch ‘Prevention Spotlight’ in 2020. Seeking partner submissions

| December 9, 2019
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to launch ‘Prevention Spotlight’ in 2020. Seeking partner submissions

In January 2020, the Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth will launch a new Prevention Spotlight. We would like to feature stories and information that raises awareness, support and prevention strategy for our community such as youth resiliency, child abuse prevention, and substance use prevention and intervention in Coconino County. We welcome our non-profit partners and members to share their good work and resources by inviting contribution to our regular Prevention Spotlight. Please submit your columns and information (400-word limit) to frank@coconinokids.org. The following is an example.)

Although drug use and abuse in Coconino County is not as prevalent as alcohol, over (2021-2016) drug abuse hospitalizations increased at a rate 3.9 times quicker than alcohol. Among Arizona youths, the percentage with experience using ecstasy, methamphetamine, non-medical over the counter drugs, cocaine, non-medical pain relievers, and hallucinogens were higher than that what was reported across the state.

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Strategies for Building a School wide Culture of College and Career Readiness: Lessons from Flagstaff High School on December 12.

| December 3, 2019
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Strategies for Building a School wide Culture of College and Career Readiness: Lessons from Flagstaff High School on December 12.

Our members at Flagstaff High School are hosting a webinar to discuss how they collaborated with school leaders and college access partners to develop systems that support building CCR and how those efforts align with district-level planning. Attendees will learn the strategies and tools used by Flag High to implement CCR within their own community. Register now. 

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First Things First — Best gifts and toys for young kids

| December 3, 2019
First Things First — Best gifts and toys for young kids

Check out our interactive guide to low-cost (or free) toys and gifts for babies, toddlers and preschoolers that encourage their learning and development. They don’t need fancy toys or electronic gadgets. Quality time with you — talking, reading and playing — is the best gift you can give your child this holiday season or anytime.

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Expect More Arizona — Great Things Are Happening in Education

| December 3, 2019
Expect More Arizona — Great Things Are Happening in Education

The Expect More Excellence Tour Spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.

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Connections Spotlight: Louge to take reins as Prevent Child Abuse Arizona director

| December 2, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Louge to take reins as Prevent Child Abuse Arizona director

Rebecca “Becky” Ruffner is about to start a new chapter in her life.

As she turns the page, the 72-year-old founder and executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, who will retire her post on Dec. 31, is confident the agency’s new leader is poised and ready for the task.

The agency on Wednesday announced the promotion of Training Director Claire Louge to Ruffner’s role upon her retirement.

Since 2014, Louge has served as an agency trainer, both for local and statewide events.

From upstate New York, Louge has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in human development and a master’s degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University. She is a graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy at the Arizona State University Lodestar Center.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Grants, Programs, & Resources for Arizona’s Afterschool Professionals

| November 26, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Grants, Programs, & Resources for Arizona’s Afterschool Professionals

AzCASE is looking for the 2020 Class of Youth Development Champions that will represent a broad cross-section of advocates, from afterschool providers to nonprofit leaders and elected officials.

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Parenting Arizona seeking Parent Educator servicing the Winslow community

| November 26, 2019
Parenting Arizona seeking Parent Educator servicing the Winslow community

Parenting Arizona is excited to announce an open position with our Parents As Teachers home visitation program! We are looking for a qualified individual to join our team as a Parent Educator servicing the Winslow community

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Connections Spotlight: Self-Healing Communities Update

| November 25, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Self-Healing Communities Update

CCC&Y hosted more than 300 individuals in Flagstaff this October in order to be a part of a day-long presentation with internationally known child-welfare expert, Kevin Campbell.  An additional live-stream site was set up in Page which served an additional eight guests.

This past week, CCC&Y conducted two focus group follow ups for a total of 43 individuals, plus board members Andrea Meronuck and Cliff Binkley as moderators and ED Virginia Watahomigie in attendance.

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CCC&Y’s ‘Self-Healing and Thriving Communities’ feedback events Nov. 21, 22

| November 11, 2019
CCC&Y’s ‘Self-Healing and Thriving Communities’ feedback events Nov. 21, 22

Now that the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has hosted international expert, Kevin Campbell in Flagstaff for training around Self-Healing and Thriving Communities, CCC&Y is inviting member, committee and event attendee feedback. 

We are hosting two events (feel free to choose one) on 11/21 or 11/22 from noon to 1:30 and lunch will be provided.

RSVP’s for either date can be made with Virginia Watahomigie at virginia@coconinokids.org

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