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During Pandemic, Local Volunteers Work to Ensure At-Risk Children are Safe: CASA Volunteers Needed Now More than Ever

| April 13, 2020
During Pandemic, Local Volunteers Work to Ensure At-Risk Children are Safe: CASA Volunteers Needed Now More than Ever

Child abuse and neglect is likely on the rise in the face of this pandemic, as families are put under more financial and emotional stress. Children are no longer in the public eye—they are not at schools or daycare, or in other locations where caring individuals would be able to spot signs of abuse. One group of volunteers in Coconino County is working hard to ensure that abuse and neglect do not go unnoticed.

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Connections Spotlight: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — Time to Get Involved

| April 13, 2020
Connections Spotlight: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — Time to Get Involved

CC&Y will host upcoming webinars this week and next. They include: “Mindfulness for Adults and Professionals:” “Adverse Childhood Experience/ Resiliency:” “Mindfulness for Youth:”

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Mindfulness Spotlight: How are you filling your cup?

| April 13, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: How are you filling your cup?

There’s so much “new”! You may be wearing several hats simultaneously throughout a day: caregiver, employee, leader, chef, IT specialist, and so many more. A friend recently reminded me, “We can’t forget we have a physical body.” Simple as it was, it was a great reminder for me.

So how are you filling your cup? CCC&Y encourages you to do something every day that brings you peace of mind. Tending to our social/emotional health builds our resiliency! Ensuring our cup is full, or at least not running on empty, ensures we have the emotional reserve to be our best for ourselves and our children.

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Available Child Care In Flagstaff

| April 8, 2020
Available Child Care In Flagstaff

With everything that’s taking place, we understand many families with essential jobs may be searching for child care. Attached, please find a list of child care facilities that are currently open and accepting children. With many children at home, these centers are operating under their typical capacity and have space available for new children to enroll.

Additionally, financial scholarships for child care are available on a first-come first-serve basis to families of essential personnel that meet certain criteria.

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Childcare Resources for Essential Public Sector Employees

| April 7, 2020
Childcare Resources for Essential Public Sector Employees

Arizona’s front line workers play a critical role in the response to COVID-19. To ensure Arizona’s first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector employees have the support they need to continue combatting COVID-19, the Governor’s office has partnered with local child care providers, nonprofit, education, and faith-based organizations to offer child care through Arizona Enrichment Centers.

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District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta — Fill out the census and get counted!

| April 7, 2020
District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta  — Fill out the census and get counted!

Coconino County Residents Count:
Fill out the 2020 Census!

What is the 2020 Census and Why is it Important?

The census aims to collect an accurate count of our population which determines federal funding for our communities for resources like schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads, etc. The census also helps determine federal funding in times of disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic or forest fires, as well as determines the amount of seats Arizona will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Updates for individuals, families and small businesses effected by Covid-19.

| April 7, 2020
Updates for individuals, families and small businesses effected by Covid-19.

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Below are a variety of updates for individuals, families and small businesses effected by Covid-19.

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Connections Spotlight: Letter to Families

| April 7, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Letter to Families

This is hard! But, you are doing it! Give yourself a big pat on the back from Coconino Coalition from Children and Youth! As a reminder, pause a few times daily to take a few deep, mindful breaths.

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Digital resources for parents from First Things First

| April 6, 2020
Digital resources for parents from First Things First

As promised, here are our digital resources to share via Facebook and other social media platforms.  Please feel free to forward this email (bbaudelaire@firstthingsfirst.org), copying and pasting into a new email should work as well!

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LAUNCH Flagstaff monthly update

| April 3, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff monthly update

April is Child Abuse Prevention Monthand this is top of mind for me as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming economic recession that will likely follow.  The stress today on our families is unprecedented and my fear is that some children may bear the brunt of that reality.

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth recently published their Prevention Plan & Needs Assessment.  In the report, Virginia WatahomigieCCC&Y Executive Director says, “We can no longer say-this is not my problem. The effects of childhood trauma have tremendous costs to society, and it is imperative that we develop the understanding of why and what can be done.”

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