RSSEducational Opportunities

CCC&Y — How do we prevent child abuse?

| April 20, 2021
CCC&Y — How do we prevent child abuse?

April is child abuse prevention month. Some may not realize that 24,093 child abuse reports were acted on in six months during 2020. (www.azcourts.gov/casa/Child-Welfare/Child-Welfare-Stats) . With such a large number, we may ask, “What can one person do?”

Here are a few suggestions:

Train your brain.
Take at least a few minutes each day to be aware of your thoughts’ pace, take note of your emotions, and give awareness to your sensations. Use this practice to increase your awareness. Addressing your needs comes later. Take regular mindfulness breaks to be and let thoughts float by like clouds. In our hurried society, pausing from “doing” may seem insignificant. However, over time you will reap the benefits and realize how impactful mindful breaks can be. Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth has a monthly mindfulness opportunity. Email virginia@coconinokids.org for more information or to be added to the mindfulness listserve.

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April 20 — Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to present ‘Trauma Informed Care’ webinar

| April 19, 2021
April 20 — Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to present ‘Trauma Informed Care’ webinar

CPLC Parenting Arizona’s Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council will present a “Trauma Informed Care” zoom webinar at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20.

Learn how to engage in Trauma Informed Care with families, avoid retraumatization in practice, build resilience and more!

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April 28, May 5, 12, 19 — Arizona’s Children Association presents ‘First Five Years Online’

| April 19, 2021
April 28, May 5, 12, 19 — Arizona’s Children Association presents ‘First Five Years Online’

rizona’s Children Association Family Education & Support Services will present the virtual parenting workshop “First Five Years ONLINE” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1.

Includes materials and gifts for attending!

This 4-session series will help you nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and positive discipline.

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Connections Spotlight — Week of the Young Child events continue through April 16

| April 13, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Week of the Young Child events continue through April 16

Once again,​ First Things First has partnered with the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) to join the annual nationwide celebration that focuses attention on early learning and the educators who support the positive development of young children.

The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 52 Affiliates. 

The purpose of the Week of the Young Child® is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

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April 19 — Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to present ‘ACES’s Webinar’

| April 12, 2021
April 19 — Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council to present ‘ACES’s Webinar’

CPLC Parenting Arizona’s Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council will present an “ACES’s Webinar,” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 19.

Join us to talk about adverse childhood experiences, what they are and how they impact children into childhood.

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CCC&Y launching a new ‘Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework’ opportunity

| April 4, 2021
CCC&Y launching a new ‘Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework’ opportunity

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is launching a new “Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework” opportunity where community groups, schools or organizations can schedule their own no cost overview or factor specific virtual training.

The program will support their efforts in the areas of:

Resiliency
Social Connection
Concrete Support in Times of Need,
Knowledge of Child Development
Children’s Social Emotional Development 

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Opportunities for Professionals

| April 4, 2021
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Opportunities for Professionals

Reducing Summer Melt in the Age of COVID
April 15, 10 – 11 AM

While many of us are still assisting high school seniors through the college-going process, we do have to turn our attention to this summer. School districts and access programs will need to be proactive in preventing summer melt in this most difficult year. The National College Attainment Network (NCAN) will lead an expert panel from districts and programs that implement summer melt strategies. This webinar will help you understand a variety of strategies from texting programs to triaging students based on where they are in the process to using a data-driven approach to identify those students most likely to melt. Come learn what may help your students land on a campus this fall.

Register Today!

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April 7 — Free Zoom Workshop on Navajo Cultural Perspectives on Early Child Development and Teaching — ‘Baby College 101’

| April 4, 2021
April 7 — Free Zoom Workshop on Navajo Cultural Perspectives on Early Child Development and Teaching — ‘Baby College 101’

The Baby College 101: Courses for Ałchíní Yázhí program from University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is offering a professional development workshop for Navajo Head Start teachers, preschool teachers, child care providers and other professionals who work with young children or their families.  

Navajo Cultural Perspectives on Early Child Development and Teaching will be presented by Sandra Freeland, MA and Verdi Martinez, MA. Both have over 20 years of experience in early literacy education and Navajo culture and traditions. During the interactive three hour workshop Ms. Freeland and Ms. Martinez will identify and model culturally linguistic and responsive teaching approaches to address teacher preparation for early literacy lessons. Navajo cultural perspectives on child development and teaching will be validated as a means of positive “Beauty Way” use of the Navajo language when guiding and modeling for children. Strategies for engaging families in the literacy process will also be provided.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — 2021 STEM Grant Application Now Open

| March 30, 2021
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — 2021 STEM Grant Application Now Open

After a year on hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to bring back our STEM Grants for out-of-school time programs! Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence and Cox Communications will award a total of $15,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to programs that incorporate or expand the use of STEM based learning in their programs.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Be Prepared For Summer With SPF!

| March 30, 2021
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Be Prepared For Summer With SPF!

Explorations in Computer Science for K-8
Janice Mak, Data Science Academy UArizona
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Understanding & Integrating WSCC, SEL, ACEs, and Bullying Prevention
Brad Snyder
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Engagement Strategies through Inquiry
David Tong, TGR Foundation
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Camping in COVID Times: Effective Health and Wellness Measures
Tracey Gaslin, Ph.D., CPNP, FNP-BC, CRNI, RN-BC, Association of Camp Nursing
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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