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DES to Issue $4.6 Million in Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds to Arizona’s Most Vulnerable Families

| October 26, 2021
DES to Issue $4.6 Million in Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds to Arizona’s Most Vulnerable Families

We are pleased to announce another new assistance program that will deliver even more support to some of Arizona’s most vulnerable families. The Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds (PEAF) authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 enables us to bolster the benefits needed by the children and their families eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Cash Assistance (CA), TANF Two-Parent Employment Program (TPEP CA), or Grant Diversion payments, for October, November and December 2021. To date, DES has already issued more than $1 million, and estimates that an additional $3.6 million will be issued to families.

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NACA’s Pathways Youth Program seeking participants

| October 26, 2021
NACA’s Pathways Youth Program seeking participants

Pathways Youth Program, SY2021-2022, is seeking participants. The program began on Oct. 18. Pathways is a youth substance use prevention program for Native American youth in grades 3rd-6th and their families.

We provide provide programming  that focuses on maintaining healthy lifestyles, education and we provide homework assistance in an after-school setting.

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Coconino County Health and Human Services seeking Nutrition Education Specialist for Colorado City

| October 26, 2021
Coconino County Health and Human Services seeking Nutrition Education Specialist for Colorado City

Coconino County Health and Human Services  is seeking applications for Nutrition Education Specialist- Colorado City.

Colorado City, AZ
Regular Part Time- 20 hours – $19.28 Hourly
Category: Food Services / Health Services / Nutrition
Department: Health and Human Services

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Connections Spotlight — Let’s Hear from Youth!

| October 26, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Let’s Hear from Youth!

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (www.coconinokids.org) is working hard to better understand root causes of trauma and promoting tools for resiliency. We know that social connection is a key protective factor for both youth and families.

During Covid, we began a virtual youth open mic. The purpose is to provide a safe space for youth to express themselves through music, art, poetry, theater, dance, photography, or cultural sharing. The event takes place the first Sunday of each month at 4pm. The next event is scheduled for Sunday November 7th. 

We realize many of our community’s youth may be “Zoomed out”. So, we are also looking for youth voice to brainstorm suggestions for community-based youth connection opportunities. We would appreciate you asking the youth you serve, “What youth events would you like to see in your community?” We are also available to speak with your youth group to facilitate that conversation. 

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2021 Tuba City, Navajo Nation Regional Events

| October 25, 2021
2021 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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Through Oct. 27 — NACA presenting FREE Get Educated! Webinar Series

| October 25, 2021
Through Oct. 27 — NACA presenting FREE Get Educated! Webinar Series

The topic areas offer a wide range of information and are not only for teens but also for parents as well. This can be a good conversation starter for your teen/parent. If you attend three or more webinars, you will be notified via email when your speaker will be available for pick up. Zoom information will be sent to you via email as well. Lastly, all webinars will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm MST.

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Oct. 30 — Arizona Department of Child Safety — Young Parent University 2021

| October 25, 2021
Oct. 30 — Arizona Department of Child Safety — Young Parent University 2021

This is an opportunity to provide support, guidance and resources to young parents. We can strengthen the abilities parents have to provide safe and appropriate care for their children through this event and with your help!

Please discuss this positive and strengths-based opportunity with your Young Parents and encourage their attendance and share among anyone you know who offers support to this population.

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Through Nov. 3 — NACA, Northland Family Help Center to present ‘Get Educated!’ Webinar Series

| October 25, 2021
Through Nov. 3 — NACA, Northland Family Help Center to present ‘Get Educated!’ Webinar Series

Native Americans for Community Action and Northland Family Help Center will present a series of “Get Educated!” webinars through Nov. 3.

The series includes:

Oct. 20 — Grief and Loss in Pandemic
Oct. 27 — Recovery and Resilience
Nov. 3 — Making Choices: An Indigenous Approach

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Nov. 7 — CCC&Y presenting Creativity Calling/Youth Open Mic

| October 25, 2021
Nov. 7 — CCC&Y presenting Creativity Calling/Youth Open Mic

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth continues our monthly youth arts showcase. Do you know a youth that loves music, art, poetry, or any form of self-expression?  On the first Sunday of each month at 4 pm, youth from across Coconino County are welcomed into a virtual circle to EXPRESS THEMSELVES!

We began this opportunity to ensure youth were given a platform to share their thoughts, feelings, and talents while connecting to others. Visual and performing arts, such as traditional craft, sculpture, digital art, poetry, dance, film, singing, gardening, and the culinary arts, can have powerful and lasting effects on health. In addition, the arts can enable people to deal with anxiety, depression, and stress by flexing their “creative” muscles. The arts can also boost confidence and make us feel more engaged and resilient. Ultimately, getting involved in arts programs can support youth in expanding social relationships and support in their communities. While connecting with others can help alleviate loneliness and isolation. 

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Nov. 10 — NAU Dept. of Dental Hygiene to present Kiddie Clinic

| October 25, 2021
Nov. 10 — NAU Dept. of Dental Hygiene to present Kiddie Clinic

Every year, the Dental Hygiene Program brings help to community children by opening up the clinic at deeply discounted prices! Dental hygiene students and faculty provide exams, cleanings, x-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments for children! … The next Kiddie Clinic will be held by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

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