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Bilingual update — Child Crisis Arizona announces upcoming Summer programming

| May 17, 2022
Bilingual update — Child Crisis Arizona announces upcoming Summer programming

Child Crisis Arizona has announced its upcoming Summer programming which includes live Zoom programming, on-demand trainings, and in-person programming. These trainings are great tools for general parenting knowledge, staff training hours, adoption and foster care licensure hours, custody proceedings, DCS cases, and more.

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Children’s Action Alliance — The Data Is In! Babies Need Our Help

| May 17, 2022
Children’s Action Alliance — The Data Is In! Babies Need Our Help

For most of us, it is hard to imagine an entire lifetime lived during a deadly pandemic. As we enter the third year of COVID, public health crisis, many Arizonans may feel like it has been forever but for the state’s infants and toddlers it literally has been a lifetime. The mental and physical well-being of babies is a powerful indicator of our overall health, and it is looking more and more like our youngest citizens are not all right.  

Last week, an initiative of ZERO TO THREE called Think Babies! released the State of Babies Yearbook, an annual report that looks at the national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America’s babies. The Yearbook includes 60 indicators across policy areas known to provide a strong start in life: GOOD HEALTH, STRONG FAMILIES, AND POSITIVE EARLY LEARNING EXPERIENCES. The 2022 Yearbook also includes specialized data collected by the University of Oregon during the pandemic to show how the crisis has affected and continues to affect families with infants and toddlers.    

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Applications due by May 20 for Arizona Rural Health Service Awards

| May 17, 2022
Applications due by May 20 for Arizona Rural Health Service Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the Arizona Rural Health Service Awards that will be presented at its conference on June 15-16 in Flagstaff.

The Arizona Rural Health Service Awards honor outstanding rural health volunteers, professionals, and programs for their dedication and commitment to improving the health of rural residents of our state.

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Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health’s Strong Fathers (Azhe’é Bidziil) program seeking applicants

| May 17, 2022
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health’s Strong Fathers (Azhe’é Bidziil) program seeking applicants

The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is inviting adult fathers and father figures to take part in the Azhe’é Bidziil (Strong Fathers) program in Tuba City and Chinle, Arizona (and surrounding areas). The goal of the program is to increase economic stability of fathers and their families, promote positive parenting and increase healthy relationships and co-parenting in Native communities. The program will include 12 weekly workshop sessions with 8-12 fathers and will be led by two Health Coaches. Weekly support visits are also offered to connect fathers with local resources. Recruitment and enrollment will begin in April 2021. Participants who complete the full program are eligible for up to $350 in gift cards.

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Connections Spotlight — National Mental Health Month in May raises awareness of the impacts of trauma on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families and communities

| May 17, 2022
Connections Spotlight — National Mental Health Month in May raises awareness of the impacts of trauma on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families and communities

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth joins other organizations in Arizona in recognizing the month of May as National Mental Health Month, which raises awareness of the impacts of trauma on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families and communities. 

 “As individuals and leaders in Arizona, we understand we must heal to move forward from the current trauma of COVID-19. We recognize that all individuals not only experience trauma from situations such as a pandemic but also because of ongoing social injustice practices.

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for May 18, 2022

| May 17, 2022
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for May 18, 2022

CCC&Y, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

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2022 Tuba City, Navajo Nation Regional Events

| May 16, 2022
2022 Tuba City, Navajo Nation Regional Events

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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2022 Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

| May 16, 2022
2022 Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

A variety of resource guides are available for cities throughout Coconino County to help families reach the resources they need during the Covid-19 emergency.

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2022 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| May 16, 2022
2022 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

A variety of  health and welfare resource networking meetings are held each month in Coconino County. The meetings are presented in local restaurants, libraries, health care agencies and other locations where health professionals and representatives from a variety of governmental and non-profit organizations share information on upcoming programs and events that benefit the health and welfare of children, youth, parents and seniors throughout the region.

The following is a listing of some of those meetings. Please send any updates to frank@coconinokids.org

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May 18 — Navajo Project I-Launch to present Navajo Nation Early Childhood Speaker Series — ‘Diné Nutrition for Young Children’

| May 16, 2022
May 18 —  Navajo Project I-Launch to present Navajo Nation Early Childhood Speaker Series — ‘Diné Nutrition for Young Children’

The First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council will host a virtual forum “Diné Nutrition for Young Children,” from noon to 2 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time / Navajo Nation) Wednesday, May 18 at:

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/3MMO14K
Meeting ID: 82867616011
Passcode: 023499
Denee Bex is a Registered Dietitian and an advocate for healthy traditional Navajo diets and home-grown foods in Native communities.

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