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Children’s Action Alliance — Economic Stress: COVID-19’s Real Threat to Child Safety and Well-being

| November 24, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — Economic Stress: COVID-19’s Real Threat to Child Safety and Well-being

With stay-at-home orders in place and schools largely shuttered since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the child welfare community are concerned about undetected child maltreatment due to a lack of mandated reporter eyes on children. Many are also bracing for a surge in reports to the DCS hotline once schools fully re-open that could overwhelm Arizona’s child welfare system. However, recent research from Chapin Hall finds that a surge in child maltreatment reports is unlikely and concludes that the real threat to child safety from COVID-19 is not the decrease in mandated reporting but the increase in economic stressors. 

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Raising A Generation of Readers

| November 24, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Raising A Generation of Readers

Nationally, only 3 in 10 students entering the 4th grade are proficient readers.(1) That’s disheartening enough, but here’s the really scary statistic: children who aren’t reading proficiently by the 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.(2)

Instilling a love of reading is the key to success for our children. It’s the foundation upon which their education is built.

That’s why United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) is proud to partner with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) to make sure children in Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties discover the world of books in those critical years before they enter school.

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Recorded Navajo Nation Early Childhood Forum to be aired on KTNN on Nov. 27

| November 23, 2020
Recorded Navajo Nation Early Childhood Forum to be aired on KTNN on Nov. 27

NAVAJO NATION — In partnership with Navajo Project Indigenious LAUNCH, the First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council hosted a virtual forum, designed to give participants – especially parents and caregivers of young children – an opportunity to increase their awareness of relevant early childhood topics. A regional expert will discuss mental well being for families with young children. 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — NatGeo Explorer Classroom: Afterschool Edition

| November 17, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — NatGeo Explorer Classroom: Afterschool Edition

Introduce your afterschool learners to National Geographic Explorers! Join the National Geographic Society for special editions of National Geographic’s Explorer Classroom this fall designed for out-of-school time educators. These Explorer Classroom events are supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The live YouTube shows connect young people with cutting-edge scientists, researchers, and powerful storytellers around the world. The events are free and include live Q&A with the Explorers as well as an event guide for your learners to get the most out of the experience.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — We’re Counting on You – Thank You!

| November 17, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — We’re Counting on You – Thank You!

I ended my first email by saying that with your help we can make a difference in the educational outcomes for every child in Flagstaff.  So, I’ll start this final email by focusing on you.  
 
I mentioned that LAUNCH Flagstaff is foremost an idea that leverages existing community organizations, businesses, policy makers, and citizens that produces systemic changes through collaborative action.  
 
The changes we seek happen in the hearts and minds of each person and each organization in Flagstaff.  I thank you for your current level of engagement in this important work and I invite you to consider additional ways you can help improve outcomes for our kids.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Educational Executive Leadership Development

| November 17, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Educational Executive Leadership Development

25% of a student’s educational success relies on the quality of the educational leadership of the school administrator.  This means that the school principal is the second most important school influence on student success, after high quality teaching.
 
Great school leaders create a culture of excellence, drive school performance, teacher retention and student outcomes.   The partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff recognize the critical need for executive leadership developmentcoupled with the building of collaborative, collegial relationships among educational leaders across the community.

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Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

| November 17, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

COCONINO COUNTY — The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 2:30 p.m. Mondays.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Stronger as One, NACA’s Native Connections hosting Mental Health Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21

| November 16, 2020
Stronger as One, NACA’s Native Connections hosting Mental Health Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21

Stronger as One and NACA’s Native Connections are hosting three upcoming Youth Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21 on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing of youth in our community. Youth who participate are helping inform our work to support them during this difficult time, and will receive a gift card to either Dutch Bros or Sprouts!

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National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College to present ‘Talking to Children about Child Sexual Abuse free webinar on Nov. 19

| November 16, 2020
National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College to present ‘Talking to Children about Child Sexual Abuse free webinar on Nov. 19

Gain an understanding of child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention and review/evaluate different programs available to protect children. Identify what works and what doesn’t in prevention programs and discuss how to talk to children about CSA. Gather new resources for working with children with significant disabilities as well as research on CSA programs.

This webinar has been approved by OJJDP.

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NEXT for UpLearning! program, ‘Please Don’t Hit Him! — Turning Challenging Behavior Into Appropriate Behavior For Preschoolers With Special Needs,’ to be held Nov. 14

| November 13, 2020
NEXT for UpLearning! program, ‘Please Don’t Hit Him!  — Turning Challenging Behavior Into Appropriate Behavior For Preschoolers With Special Needs,’ to be held Nov. 14

You’re invited to November’s UpLearning presentation, delivered by Distinguished Professor Emerita in Special Education at The University of Kansas Ann Turnbull!

Please Don’t Hit Him!

Turning Challenging Behavior Into Appropriate Behavior
For Preschoolers With Special Needs

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