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Family Involvement Center — Parents Wanted for free program that provides 24 college credits

| April 30, 2021
Family Involvement Center — Parents Wanted for free program that provides 24 college credits

The Family Involvement Center offers an opportunity for anyone who might be interested in becoming a peer parent support partner. Participants will get 24 college credits,  a monthly stipend,  a laptop and other supplies and help with job placement.  Applicants will need to complete a short application form. 

The deadline to apply is May 15. 

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Bilingual report — WIC increasing fruit, vegetable benefits for participating women and children

| April 30, 2021
Bilingual report — WIC increasing fruit, vegetable benefits for participating women and children

As a result of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 passed by Congress, WIC is increasing the fruit and vegetable benefits to $35 per month for the benefit months of May, June, July and August 2021 for participating women and children.  

Click on flyers for more information in English and Spanish.

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Bilingual report — WIC launches new Participant Portal

| April 30, 2021
Bilingual report — WIC launches new Participant Portal

WIC has launched a new Participant Portal — https://www.myazwic.com/ — that allows an applicant to register and contact the clinic directly or appear on the Participant Portal Submissions/Registration Report.

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CCC&Y — How do we prevent child abuse?

| April 27, 2021
CCC&Y — How do we prevent child abuse?

April is child abuse prevention month. Some may not realize that 24,093 child abuse reports were acted on in six months during 2020. (www.azcourts.gov/casa/Child-Welfare/Child-Welfare-Stats) . With such a large number, we may ask, “What can one person do?”

Here are a few suggestions:

Train your brain.
Take at least a few minutes each day to be aware of your thoughts’ pace, take note of your emotions, and give awareness to your sensations. Use this practice to increase your awareness. Addressing your needs comes later. Take regular mindfulness breaks to be and let thoughts float by like clouds. In our hurried society, pausing from “doing” may seem insignificant. However, over time you will reap the benefits and realize how impactful mindful breaks can be. Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth has a monthly mindfulness opportunity. Email virginia@coconinokids.org for more information or to be added to the mindfulness listserve.

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Connections Spotlight — Creativity Takes Courage. Next CCC&Y Youth Expression event on May 2

| April 27, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Creativity Takes Courage. Next CCC&Y Youth Expression event on May 2

Adolescence is a complex and emotional transition from childhood to adulthood. It’s a time of establishing an identity and taking new (hopefully healthy) risks to expand your sense of self and capabilities. It’s a time when peers are of utmost importance, and we crave belonging.

Creativity Calling meets all of these critical needs from expression to connection! The arts are an opportunity to express yourself and interact with the world. Art expression allows us the chance to access our deepest and most

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2021 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| April 26, 2021
2021 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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Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to hold Virtual Fun Run (April 25-30) in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 20, 2021
Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to hold Virtual Fun Run (April 25-30) in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

CPLC Parenting Arizona’s Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council will hold a Virtual Fun Run (April 25-30) in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Use #CCAPPFFunRun on social media to show support. Register to receive a free t-shirt.

To register, email Samantha Wahl at Samantha.wahl@parentingaz.org

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Partner Update: C.U.D.D.L.E. Teaching Life Skills to Teens

| April 20, 2021
United Way of Northern Arizona — Partner Update: C.U.D.D.L.E. Teaching Life Skills to Teens

In school, in work and in life, teens don’t reach their goals all on their own; in order to move ahead, they need to know there’s a path to get to where they want to go.

C.U.D.D.L.E. Outreach has partnered with United Way of Northern Arizona to help adolescents in Page find that path. Through a program that identifies at-risk teens and provides them with essential life skills, they help ensure that this next generation is prepared for the realities of adulthood and ready to live up to their potential.

C.U.D.D.L.E. – the acronym stands for Children Under Duress Divinely Loved Everywhere – does this through a mix of programs and lessons that cover everything from how to open a savings account to making a grocery list to changing a tire on a car.

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April 22 — ASU Morrison Institute to present ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Arizona and their Associated Health Costs

| April 19, 2021
April 22 — ASU Morrison Institute to present ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Arizona and their Associated Health Costs

Policy are co-hosting a presentation about the health and financial costs of ACEs in the state  from noon to 1 p.m. MST Thursday, April 22.

Register for the Event

An expert panel will discuss the relationship between ACEs and physical and mental health. The panelists will explore solutions that could reduce ACEs in Arizona and the potential impact on health and health care spending.

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Children’s Action Alliance — Federal Funding could help looming workforce shortage crisis in child care

| April 13, 2021
Children’s Action Alliance — Federal Funding could help looming workforce shortage crisis in child care

In mid-March, Congress passed the American Recovery Act (ARA).  The legislation was the latest in a string of COVID relief bills intended to assist families, businesses, and communities through the pandemic.  The Act set aside $39 billion to help the child care system which has struggled to remain afloat for the past year. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) recently released its estimates for how much child care funding will come to each state to help the damaged child care system. Arizona’s share is expected to be just under $1 billion.  The full estimates are included HERE.  

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