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Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

| July 7, 2020
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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2020 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| July 7, 2020
2020 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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Bilingual update — Summer food programs available in Coconino County

| June 30, 2020
Bilingual update — Summer food programs available in Coconino County

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth A variety of summer food programs are available in Coconino County. *** The Flagstaff Unified School District “Grab and Go” food service program continues through July 31, 2020 while the meal service at Kinsey Elementary School will be shifting to a mobile service beginning Monday, June 22.  […]

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Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program to Provide Free and Confidential Support and Connections to Resources for Arizona Residents Impacted by COVID-19

| June 30, 2020
Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program to Provide Free and Confidential Support and Connections to Resources for Arizona Residents Impacted by COVID-19

In partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and made possible by Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant funding, Crisis Response Network (CRN) announces that the new Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program launched on July 22, 2020, to provide 100% free and confidential support and connections to resources for Arizona residents impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Accessible via CRN’s existing 2-1-1 statewide information and referral phone number, the Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program is a bilingual (English and Spanish), federally-funded program that will connect callers to crisis counseling providers in their area throughout the state of Arizona.

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St. Mary’s Food Bank seeking information to meet family’s needs during school closures

| June 30, 2020
St. Mary’s Food Bank seeking information to meet family’s needs during school closures

We want to hear about your family’s needs during school closures related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Your feedback will help us adapt to changing circumstances and provide additional resources should another school closure occur.

Your response will be anonymous and won’t be used to identify you as an individual. 
Thank you for your participation.

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Children’s Action Alliance — More than 80,000 Latino Children in Arizona are Uninsured

| June 30, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — More than 80,000 Latino Children in Arizona are Uninsured

UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families co-released a new report with a discouraging picture of Latino children’s health coverage in Arizona. The new report sends an urgent call to lawmakers to improve access to affordable health coverage for Latino children in our state during the pandemic. According to the CDC, over half of children (53 percent) diagnosed with COVID-19 in the US are Latino.

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Autopilot

| June 30, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Autopilot

Why do we do what we do?

Do we let the demands of each moment drive the direction of our day?      

Do we do what we have always done? 

Do we jump into action because someone else determined we must?

Or do we take time each day to assess our own needs and set personal priorities?

To check your autopilot, I invite you to examine your behaviors and attitudes and how they contribute to the culture in which we live. Do you act in the same way you always have, or do you shift based on new information?

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All Babies Cry app with coping tips for parents is free for a limited time!

| June 23, 2020
All Babies Cry app with coping tips for parents is free for a limited time!

All Babies Cry (ABC) gives caregivers tools to cope with infant crying. ABC:
• Is strength-based
• Clearly shows both ways to comfort and how to
cope
• Considers parents’ needs to be as important as baby’s development
• Sets the expectation that new parenthood is stressful
• Talks about how to ask for help

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Free Summer Meals at the Page Public Library

| June 23, 2020
Free Summer Meals at the Page Public Library

Children ages 18 and younger can receive free lunches at the Page Public Library from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday on a first-served basis, and Monday through Friday, through Aug. 7. 

Contact the Page Public Library, 479 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, by calling 928-645-4270.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

| June 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

A recent report from Save the Children further proves how location can profoundly affect a child’s prospects in this country, and why it is vital that we continue to Step Up for Our Youth in northern Arizona.

The report, called “The Land of Inopportunity,” is a part of the nonprofit’s annual evaluation of how children are faring around the globe. This year, however, Save the Children added a powerful tool that allows regions to see how they measure up – an online interactive map ranking U.S. counties by how well they prioritized and protect children.

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