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NAU recruiting for Community Forum for Parents!

NAU recruiting for Community Forum for Parents!

| August 9, 2022

The Human Biology & Health Laboratory at Northern Arizona University is interested in learning about chronic stress and its impact on health among parents and children in northern Arizona

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We’re recruiting parents to participate in a 1 to 1 1⁄2 hour in-person community forum

during which parents will discuss experiences with chronic stress, burnout, and resilience.

Forums will take place on evenings or weekends, and food/beverages will be provided.

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First Things First — Understanding what your baby is saying

First Things First — Understanding what your baby is saying

| August 9, 2022

Understanding what your baby is saying
By Rebecca Parlakian
 
I remember looking down at my wailing newborn daughter and telling her, “If I just knew what you wanted, I would do it!”
 
Babies are born with some ability to communicate what they are feeling and need from us. But it takes practice to get the message. Learning to see these (sometimes) tough-to-notice cues can help us meet our babies’ needs.
 
Research shows that getting to know your baby’s cues also helps the two of you build a strong, secure attachment — a loving, trusting relationship.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Why Pacesetters Are So Important

United Way of Northern Arizona — Why Pacesetters Are So Important

| August 9, 2022

If United Way of Northern Arizona’s annual fundraising campaign is the “big game,” then the Pacesetters host the tailgate party.

Technically, Pacesetters are those organizations and businesses that hold their workplace fundraising efforts on behalf of UWNA in the month prior to the official start of the annual campaign. Collectively, they give the campaign a head start, set the tone, and are pivotal to its ultimate success.

But their importance goes beyond the money they raise. Much like the tailgaters who gather in the parking lot before a game or concert, Pacesetters build up energy for the big event. They are the superfans who get everyone excited about what’s coming up.

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FLagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS)’s August Newsletter

FLagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS)’s August Newsletter

| August 9, 2022

The fall season is coming soon on August 22nd. There are still spots available in some of our groups so check out our program info and register now.

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Children’s Action Alliance — 2022 KidsCount Data Show AZ Children are in Crisis

Children’s Action Alliance — 2022 KidsCount Data Show AZ Children are in Crisis

| August 9, 2022

Children in the United States are experiencing anxiety and depression at alarming rates, per the newly released 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  

In the year before the COVID-19 pandemic, 9% of U.S. high school students attempted suicide. This is alarming on its face – but the Kids Count data also show significant disparities in adolescent suicidality by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. For example, 12% of Black students, 13% of students of two or more races, 23% of gay, lesbian, or bisexual students, and 26% of American Indian / Native Alaskan students attempted suicide.  
 
The KidsCount Data Book looks at multiple indicators and data sources to rank how children and families are faring in each state. The report ranked Arizona 44th in the nation when it comes to economic well-being, health, and family and community support.  

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Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective presenting the seminar ‘Sobriety and Breastfeeding — A  Conversation’ as part of  Indigenous Milk Medicine Week — Aug. 8-14

Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective presenting the seminar ‘Sobriety and Breastfeeding — A Conversation’ as part of  Indigenous Milk Medicine Week — Aug. 8-14

| August 9, 2022

The Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective is presenting the seminar “Sobriety and Breastfeeding — A Conversation” as part of  Indigenous Milk Medicine Week —Aug. 8-14.

The session featured Camie Goldhammer, IBCLC and Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC in a discussion with three Native mamas as they share their experiences about becoming parents and breastfeeding while also navigating sobriety.

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Children’s Action Alliance — Happy Birthday to the Children’s Health Insurance Program!

Children’s Action Alliance — Happy Birthday to the Children’s Health Insurance Program!

| August 9, 2022

(Aug. 5) marks a special anniversary: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is 25 years old. The program, known as “KidsCare” in Arizona, has established itself as a critical federal-state partnership to meet children’s health care needs.  

Arizona hasn’t always embraced the program. In fact, for years Arizona was the only state in the US without an active CHIP. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t reaped its benefits.  

Over the past 25 years, CHIP and Medicaid have sharply reduced the rate of uninsured children—in Arizona, the child uninsured rate dropped from 16% in 2008 to 9% in 2019, despite a lengthy KidsCare enrollment freeze. 

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y provides a variety of options to help families, community members

Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y provides a variety of options to help families, community members

| August 9, 2022

COCONINO COUNTY — As we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary on Oct. 27, 2022 at the High Country Conference Center, the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth continues to connect families and community members with a number of options, including free educational resources, city resource guides, calendars of upcoming family events and a variety of programs offered by our more than 100 individual and nonprofit members.

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Coconino County prepares for Back to School Health Fairs, Vaccinations

Coconino County prepares for Back to School Health Fairs, Vaccinations

| August 9, 2022

The Page Unified School District will hold its Back to School event from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Page High School (north side, across from city park).

Also, Back to School Vaccinations are available at the Coconino County HHS Clinic in Flagstaff.

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2022 Tuba City, Navajo Nation Regional Events

2022 Tuba City, Navajo Nation Regional Events

| August 8, 2022

The following is a compilation of upcoming virtual events and programs in the Tuba City / Navajo Nation. To share your upcoming events, please attend the next Tuba City Regional Networking Zoom Meeting from *10 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of the month. For an invitation, or to send information on upcoming events, programs, send an email to frank@coconinokids.org. *Please note time change in March to Dine Standard Time.

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