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NAU Dental Hygiene Program partners with First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council on ‘A Mom’s Guide to Oral Health’ video

| January 11, 2022
NAU Dental Hygiene Program partners with First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council on ‘A Mom’s Guide to Oral Health’ video

The NAU Dental Hygiene Program has partnered with First Things First Navajo/Apache Regional Council on “A Mom’s Guide to Oral Health” video.

We are excited to share The Importance of Baby Teeth, an educational video created by a NAU graduate, Ms. Laura Montini.  This video was planned and created specifically for parents in the First Things First Navajo and Apache Region but can be used in other settings. 

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Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) announces release of revised ‘Transition Guide for Families: What You Need to Know Before Your Child’s Third Birthday’

| January 11, 2022
Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) announces release of revised ‘Transition Guide for Families: What You Need to Know Before Your Child’s Third Birthday’

The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) has announced the release of revised ‘Transition Guide for Families: What You Need to Know Before Your Child’s Third Birthday.”

The guide:

Provides information to help families through transition from AzEIP and understand next steps. 
Provides an overview of the transition process, including timelines.

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Jan. 12, 2022

| January 11, 2022
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Jan. 12, 2022

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, CCC&Y

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2022 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| January 10, 2022
2022 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

A variety of  health and welfare resource networking meetings are held each month in Coconino County. The meetings are presented in local restaurants, libraries, health care agencies and other locations where health professionals and representatives from a variety of governmental and non-profit organizations share information on upcoming programs and events that benefit the health and welfare of children, youth, parents and seniors throughout the region.

The following is a listing of some of those meetings. Please send any updates to frank@coconinokids.org

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Arizona Early Intervention Program’s January Gazette

| January 4, 2022
Arizona Early Intervention Program’s January Gazette

As we set up resolutions please consider getting more involved in the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP). Please read this month’s edition of our Gazette!   https://express.adobe.com/page/oKuRFP2AKuBeo/ 

Acceptance and Awareness of early Intervention starts at an early age.  Starting as early as we can, can make transition processes smoother. We serve families that have a loved one from birth to three yeas of age that have a developmental disability or showing signs of developmental delays.

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Fostering Advocates Arizona — A re-introduction as we move into 2022!

| December 28, 2021
Fostering Advocates Arizona — A re-introduction as we move into 2022!

Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) is committed to improving the lives of young people ages 14 to 26 who have been impacted by foster care. We create systems-change by sharing our experiences, developing policy and practice recommendations, educating and engaging our peers and the community, and collaborating with state agencies, lawmakers, the courts and service providers.

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y provides a variety of options to help families, community members during 2022

| December 28, 2021
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y provides a variety of options to help families, community members during 2022

As 2021 comes to an end, families throughout Coconino County have faced and overcome a variety of challenges during this pandemic age.

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth stands ready in 2022 to help connect families and community members with a number of options, including free educational resources, monthly virtual youth open mic sessions, city resource guides, calendars of upcoming family events and a variety of programs offered by our more than 100 individual and nonprofit members.

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Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation — You Win, We Win…Pass It On!

| December 21, 2021
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation — You Win, We Win…Pass It On!

Your children WIN when they receive an award from the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation! But did you know you can help your friends, your coworkers and other families know that they, too, can WIN simply by telling them AFFCF is a qualifying foster care tax credit organization! That means they can donate to AFFCF to help children just like yours and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their Arizona state taxes. It’s a WIN-WIN for us all!

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First Things First — 3 success stories from our FTF families

| December 21, 2021
First Things First — 3 success stories from our FTF families

Every year, First Things First publishes stories featuring children and families who have benefited from FTF-funded programs and services. In this month’s newsletter, we are highlighting those triumphs in three stories from across Arizona. We encourage you to read the stories from the remaining 25 FTF regions which can be found on our website under Region Stories.

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie honored with the Marcia Stanton Award by the Arizona ACEs Consortium

| December 21, 2021
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie honored with the Marcia Stanton Award by the Arizona ACEs Consortium

Virginia Watahomigie, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, was presented with the Marcia Stanton Award on Dec. 16 by the Arizona ACEs Consortium at the 8th annual statewide ACEs summit.

The Arizona ACEs Consortium is a collaboration of more than one hundred individuals, state, county, private organizations and professionals from all walks of life, united by a desire to help Arizona’s children. It promotes a greater understanding of the impacts of toxic stress and trauma, and supports efforts to address and prevent them.

“The Marcia Stanton Award was established in 2018 and pays homage to the original leader of the ACEs movement, Marcia Stanton. It is awarded to an individual who displays a commitment, perseverance and dedication to spread the awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences and someone that leads action in their community to decrease the prevalence and effect of ACEs on both children and adults,” said Angie Burleson, executive director of the consortium. “This Award honors excellence in leadership, collaboration and the advancement of the PACEs movement in AZ.

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