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Birth to Five Helpline — We can all use a little help!

| April 28, 2020
Birth to Five Helpline — We can all use a little help!

It’s been a few weeks now of “stay-at-home” life. We have children home from school and child care, parents working from home, many families find themselves out of work and, on top of this, the news transforms each day before our eyes.

This is a time when we need one another and reaching out to a friend or family member to say hello can be very helpful. But what else can we do to manage our needs as adults? And what can we do to help and support our young children? If you find yourself having more difficulty than expected, seeking out a professional to talk with is a good idea.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Catholic Charities Says ‘Thanks’ for COVID-19 Funds

| April 28, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Catholic Charities Says ‘Thanks’ for COVID-19 Funds

In case you missed it, Catholic Charities, the nonprofit recently named Flagstaff’s “Organization of the Year,” wanted to share a message with those of you who have given to the United Way of Northern Arizona COVID-19 Fund:

“Thank you.”

UWNA recently awarded $15,000 to the nonprofit to help it continue its mission of “helping our community’s most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives.”

Here’s a small list of what Catholic Charities provides every day to assist families and children in northern Arizona:
Recruiting and supporting families providing foster care for children. This is a particularly crucial need; in Arizona, it’s estimated there is only one licensed foster family for every four children who need care.
Programs that keep families together and prevent child abuse by helping families identify and make changes to promote safety, health and stability in the home. …

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First Things First — Say Thank You to AZ’s Child Care Providers

| April 28, 2020
First Things First — Say Thank You to AZ’s Child Care Providers

The importance of child care providers to families, to our communities and to our economy has never been clearer than now. Especially in uncertain times, early care and education providers offer families critical support when they need it most.

Child care workers, preschool teachers and friend and family caregivers help our youngest children learn, grow and succeed. The nurturing relationships they build with our children are critical to the healthy development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Over the next weeks, we invite you to show your appreciation on social media by using the hashtag  #ShareTheCareAZ. We’ve made it easy with 5 simple ways for you to show your support.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised

| April 28, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   We are participating in #GivingTuesdayNOW on May 5th and AzCASE will provide matching funds for up to $5,000 raised.   Your program can be a fundraising partner and recipient of the   Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund   Deadline to Apply is this Friday!   We are now […]

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Letters to Families — You are Enough!

| April 27, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Letters to Families — You are Enough!

Everything is new right now! We are all experiencing stress in some form or another. Sometimes it might feel overwhelming. Remind yourself, “I am enough!”

You are your greatest priority! So, please take some mindful breathes and observe your thoughts, feelings, and sensations at this moment with an attitude of nonjudgement. What do you notice? How will you respond to what you noticed?

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth on ACES, Mindfulness, other topics

| April 27, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth on ACES, Mindfulness, other topics

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has created a series of webinars for professionals, parents and youth, to skills that are needed now more than every in our current stay-safe-at home-society.

In our hour-long webinar on Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency, participants will learn how the effects of childhood trauma play out both personally for individuals, along with having tremendous costs for society. According to one participant:

“Though I am familiar with the topic of ACES, each time I participate in training, I learn something new. Your model of ACES presented a light of hope with interventions that can occur at each level.” “It was a great training and I look forward to more in the future.” “I am recommending this training to several folks…” “Thank you for providing amazing webinars…” “Very good training.”

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Arizona1.27 provides resources for parenting through these times

| April 21, 2020
Arizona1.27 provides resources for parenting through these times

Arizona1.27 is providing resources for parenting through these times: Virtual support groups and TBRI; Care Portal; Bedding; Foster Clothing Closet

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Bilingual update: WIC providing virtual and phone appointments

| April 21, 2020
Bilingual update: WIC providing virtual and phone appointments

During COVID-19, Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) is still here to serve you. WIC is currently not seeing client in person or in the office. All WIC appointments are being offered virtually or over the phone. To make an appointment,  928-679-7250.

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Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to hold FREE presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on April 28

| April 21, 2020
Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to hold FREE presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on April 28

The Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council will hold aFREE presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28.

Contact cymbre.lauing@parentingaz.org to register.

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First Things First — Putting a spotlight on early childhood

| April 21, 2020
First Things First — Putting a spotlight on early childhood

As the coronavirus outbreak hit Arizona last month, the importance of child care providers to families, to our communities and to the economy became clear. Especially in uncertain times, early childhood educators provide families the support they need and for that, we thank our state’s entire child care workforce.

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