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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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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

| October 6, 2020
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a community tragedy, not a private problem. [WSCADV, 2000]. Domestic Violence occurs in all communities and across all genders, races, and economic classes. Coconino County is no exception. When battered individuals gather enough courage to make attempts to get to safety, they often fall short because many institutions, systems, and people don’t recognize the symptoms or the risks, understand what can be done, or know how to help. Since we all encounter battered individuals daily, we should feel empowered to have a role in the movement to end domestic violence.

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Serious Adverse Drug Events associated with the “Benadryl Challenge”

| October 6, 2020
Serious Adverse Drug Events associated with the “Benadryl Challenge”

The FDA has issued a Drug Safety Communication (DSC) to alert clinicians about recent reports of teenagers taking higher than recommended doses of diphenhydramine (Benadryl(r)) in response to a video challenge that appeared on the social medial platform called TikTok. TikTok is a website and phone application that enables users to share short videos on any topic.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

| September 29, 2020
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a community tragedy, not a private problem. [WSCADV, 2000]. Domestic Violence occurs in all communities and across all genders, races, and economic classes. Coconino County is no exception. When battered individuals gather enough courage to make attempts to get to safety, they often fall short because many institutions, systems, and people don’t recognize the symptoms or the risks, understand what can be done, or know how to help. Since we all encounter battered individuals daily, we should feel empowered to have a role in the movement to end domestic violence.

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Children’s Action Network — Register to Vote. Deadline is Oct. 5

| September 29, 2020
Children’s Action Network — Register to Vote. Deadline is Oct. 5

Children cannot vote, but we can. Arizona’s children are counting on all eligible voters to raise their voices and vote for candidates and ballot measures that will improve the quality of life for families and future generations. Monday, October 5 is the last day to register to vote. To register to vote, click here, or to update your current voter information for the upcoming election on November 3, please click here.

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CASA of Arizona Celebrates 35 years

| September 29, 2020
CASA of Arizona Celebrates 35 years

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) have been standing up for children in Arizona’s foster care system for 35 years. CASA volunteers are everyday people who get to know the kids they are appointed to, talk with everyone involved in the case and help judges identify the best outcome for the child. More than 25,000 children in Arizona have benefitted from having a CASA volunteer on their side.

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Families wanted as equal partners to participate in a community coordination meeting

| September 15, 2020
Families wanted as equal partners to participate in a community coordination meeting

Families wanted as equal partners to participate in a community coordination meeting.

YOU can shape how our community responds to family needs. YOU can make sure everyone has the support they need to be successful.

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Currently only 42.7% of Coconino County residents have filled out the 2020 Census. Deadline is Sept. 30

| August 25, 2020
Currently only 42.7% of Coconino County residents have filled out the 2020 Census. Deadline is Sept. 30

Coconino County currently has a response rate of 34.7% for the 2020 Census.

If you have not yet filled out the 2020 Census, please do so!

By filling out the census, you are ensuring that our community is counted and can receive the necessary resources we need to keep our community safe, healthy, and thriving!

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Children’s Action Alliance — Governor Ducey Announces Program To Help #saveazchildcare

| August 18, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — Governor Ducey Announces Program To Help #saveazchildcare

Great news for Arizona’s child care system and the children and families they serve. After a collaborative effort with early childhood stakeholders and advocates, the Governor’s Office and the Department of Economic Security announced the Child Care COVID-19 Grant Program on Thursday, August 13. Using funding from the federal CARES Act, the program helps child care providers cover costs during the COVID-19 state of emergency.  The goal of the program is to help child care providers with operational costs to safely remain open or reopen in order to provide child care to Arizona’s families.

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Over 100 CASA Volunteers Virtually Trained to Advocate for Children in Foster Care. Next training on Aug. 26, Sept. 10, 15

| August 11, 2020
Over 100 CASA Volunteers Virtually Trained to Advocate for Children in Foster Care. Next training on Aug. 26, Sept. 10, 15

The next CASA Virtual Academy training for those interested in becoming a CASA volunteer will be held Aug. 26, Sept. 10, 15.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are compassionate adults who fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. 

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