RSSEducational Opportunities

COVID-19 & Infectons Disease Outbreaks in Native American Communities course to be held July 20-31

| July 7, 2020
COVID-19 & Infectons Disease Outbreaks in Native American Communities course to be held July 20-31

The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health will present “Summer Institute 2020 — COVID-19 & Infectons Disease Outbreaks in Native American Communities.”

To be held from noon to 2 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, July 20-31, this is a new course provides an introduction to infectious disease epidemiology and outbreak response, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic in Native American communities.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence announces upcoming webinars

| June 30, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence announces upcoming webinars

As we head into summer and prepare for fall, a key will be identifying high-quality activities that help children to continue learning, growing and exploring – wherever they are.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

| June 30, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

CCC&Y has agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which will include providing training to the non-profit organization during a full day level-one certification program.

“The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is one of few organizations ready to declare their commitment to serving communities of color with such vigor and determination. It is with extreme pride and excitement that I welcome our partnership as we work as one to create a world filled with love and equity that honors diversity and embraces all colors, shades, races, ethnicities, levels of ability and gender fluidity,” said Iya Affo, founder of Heal Historic Trauma.

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First Things First — Deadline Extended for Eddie Basha Award

| June 23, 2020
First Things First — Deadline Extended for Eddie Basha Award

You still have time to nominate your First Things First regional partnership council. First Things First is extending the deadline for submitting a nomination for the Eddie Basha Regional Partnership Council Excellence Award. The extension runs to Friday, June 26.

The award recognizes one regional council for inspiring its local community to come together and promote positive and lasting change in support of young children.

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Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

| June 23, 2020
Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 3 p.m.

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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First Things First — Resources to support young children and their families

| June 16, 2020
First Things First — Resources to support young children and their families

A 50% drop in referrals to Arizona’s Early Intervention Program since mid-March has partners looking at alternative ways to do screenings, such as through telehealth, and to reach parents about the importance of identifying disabilities and developmental delays as early as possible.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents free web resource — ‘Mindfulness for Professionals and Parents’

| June 15, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents free web resource — ‘Mindfulness for Professionals and Parents’

CCC&Y has created Mindfulness for Professionals and Parents, an hour-long free webinar that highlights the importance mindfulness holds for both individuals and for those we are working with. Participants said:

“I felt better immediately at the beginning of the training!”

“Mindfulness is an important part of daily operations! We need to remember to take time for ourselves. I love the acronyms and will share with my NAU students!!!!”

“I found the training to be very relevant at this time in our lives.”

CCC&Y has multiple reasons for focusing on mindfulness as a strategy in our community.  We know the benefits it has for overall mental and physical health.  We know that it is a useful strategy to help with both substance abuse prevention and child abuse prevention.  Further, as Ruth King notes,

“When we are unconscious of how we affect each other, we are more likely to cause harm.  However, when nonharming is at the forefront of our awareness, it becomes an anchor, a way of reminding us, moment to moment, to pay attention- to live mindfully.”

In an effort to address how we treat each other and ourselves we invite you to explore more on this topic.  Let’s all work toward healing together!

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First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council to host a virtual forum on June 15

| June 12, 2020
First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council to host a virtual forum on June 15

The First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council will host 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 panel of experts will discuss parenting in the time of coronavirus and social distancing and cover the following topics:

• comfort during stressful times
• early childhood activities at home

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Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff to present Youth and Teen Camp through Aug. 7

| June 9, 2020
Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff to present Youth and Teen Camp through Aug. 7

The Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff will present Youth and Teen Camp from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 7.

Youth Camp: Ages 6-12, $150 per week, breakfast and lunch provided.

Teen Camp: Ages 13-18, week of July 6th-10 closed, free with / $20 membership

Contact madi.ford@bgcflag.org for more information.

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Bilingual update — Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff to present Killip Summer Camp June 15 through July 24

| June 9, 2020
Bilingual update — Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff to present Killip Summer Camp June 15 through July 24

Our Killip Summer Camp is gearing up for next week! If your child attends Killip during the school year, camp at this site is only $20 for the entire summer!

Email lexi.adelberg@bgcflag.org for more information.

See flyer for more details.

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