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CCC&Y recognized in top three of NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS awards

| April 15, 2019
CCC&Y recognized in top three of NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS awards

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth received 3rd place in the non-profit category at NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held April 11 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff received first place, with The Literacy Center receiving second place award at the third annual event.

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CPLC Parenting Arizona presents Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City

| April 15, 2019
CPLC Parenting Arizona presents Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City

More than 50 people took part in A Child Abuse Prevention Walk held April 4 at the Tuba City Fairgrounds.

The event, in honor of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, was presented by CPLC Parenting Arizona. The organization recently presented its inaugural Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City.

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ASU Morrison Institute update for April 10 — The national STEM teacher shortage threatens future prosperity

| April 15, 2019
ASU Morrison Institute update for April 10 — The national STEM teacher shortage threatens future prosperity

RealClearEducation posted a commentary that America’s competitiveness in the global economy depends on our ability to remain at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological production. Although American institutions and business continue to drive innovation in STEM fields, the ability of our public education system to sustain the pipeline of STEM talent is very much in doubt.

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Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

| April 8, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

A new data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds more children are being placed with foster families nationwide, as opposed to group homes, but that placement of teens with families is slower to catch up to the trend. Research confirms that children in the foster care system have better outcomes when they live with families.  

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Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

| April 8, 2019
Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

Do you provide valuable training that impacts professionals working with young children?The Association for Supportive Child Care is now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium.

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ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy update for April 3 — Teen suicide prevention and the LGBTQ kids

| April 8, 2019
ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy update for April 3 — Teen suicide prevention and the LGBTQ kids

With at least 88 Arizona youths taking their own life over the last two years, including a recent wave in the East Valley, the issue of teen suicide has been in the news lately and has garnered the attention of the Legislature. Senate Bill 1468 , which has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, would provide training in suicide prevention for school counselors, teachers, principals and other education personnel who work with students in grades 6-12.

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Northland Family Help Center seeking to raise $6,000 by April 12 to support Human Trafficking Services at the youth center

| April 8, 2019
Northland Family Help Center seeking to raise $6,000 by April 12  to support Human Trafficking Services at the youth center

Northland Family Help Center has applied for a grant that includes a crowd-funding component. The organization is currently working to raise $6,000 by April 12, with funding to go toward funding Human Trafficking Services in the Youth Shelter.Northland Family Help Center has been serving the Flagstaff, AZ community for 40 years! Over that time, we continue to evolve and fill gaps in social services to ensure our communities’ individuals, families, and youth are healthy and thriving.

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April 15 deadline — Nominations due for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

| April 8, 2019
April 15 deadline — Nominations due for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is seeking nominations for the “2019 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence.”

The nomination deadline is Monday, April 15.

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Williams honors 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month with placement of 79 pinwheels at city’s pocket park

| April 8, 2019
Williams honors 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month with placement of 79 pinwheels at city’s pocket park

Pinwheels twirled in the breeze as guest speakers spoke of the significance of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during a ceremony held Saturday, April 6 at the Williams Pocket Park near the city “Red Train Car” bridge.Guest speakers including Coconino County District 3 Supervisor Matt Ryan, District 1 Supervisor Matt Ryan, Williams Mayor John Moore, CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie, Jennifer Runge and other staff members from Victim Witness Services Coconino County.

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2019 Flagstaff Field of Hope Ceremony puts spotlight on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 8, 2019
2019 Flagstaff Field of Hope Ceremony puts spotlight on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

The always moving Field of Hope Dedication put a poignant focus on annual Child Abuse Prevention Month efforts throughout Coconino County.More than 50 local residents gathered for the ceremony presented by the Exchange Club of Flagstaffon Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Coconino County Courthouse lawn.

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