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United Way of Northern Arizona Means Community Impact

United Way of Northern Arizona Means Community Impact

| November 22, 2022

Because of You…

Here’s the power of Community Impact:

A woman in Flagstaff is diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, devastating her teenage daughters. Because of you, the family is able to access free support groups and classes to help them cope during treatment and beyond. Ultimately, the daughters help form a support group specifically for children of cancer patients, paying it forward by helping other teens.
A homeless man, wheelchair bound and in bad health, arrives at a shelter in Holbrook. Because of you, the shelter places him in a housing unit for veterans close to a grocery store and gets him connected with community and medical services nearby. There he begins to rebuild his life.
A second-grader at Thomas Elementary School proudly places a sticker in his lesson chart, showing that he has finished reading another book. He eagerly chooses his next book adventure. Because of you, we are able to support the “raising readers” program to foster a love of learning.

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Nov. 16, 2022

CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Nov. 16, 2022

| November 16, 2022

View this email in your browser Nov. 16, 2022 Update

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y committed to using, sharing evidenced based and informed prevention strategies

Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y committed to using, sharing evidenced based and informed prevention strategies

| November 15, 2022

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has a long history of utilizing evidenced based and informed prevention strategies. From the 50 year longitudinal study in Kauai that informed resilience research to what is known about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), CCC&Y has been committed to understanding and sharing this information with the community.

Our 2020 assessment combines national and local data. It sets the stage for a unique road map for using trauma-informed and adverse childhood experience knowledge as a prevention plan. The research field contains much information about the effects of childhood experience on later outcomes, but this report uniquely uses that knowledge, especially what is known about developing resiliency, and puts it to use in the prevention field.

Click here for more information about the prevention frameworks CCC&Y has used; Strengthening Families Protective Factors, Self-Healing Communities, and the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets 

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ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy — ‘The Gap is Widening’ — Experiences of Housing Insecurity in Coconino County

ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy — ‘The Gap is Widening’ — Experiences of Housing Insecurity in Coconino County

| November 15, 2022

ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy recently conducted research on housing insecurity in Arizona as part of a 2-year project.

Some of the trends and issued identified in the report include:

Housing Trends in Coconino County

Renter Cost Burden in Coconino County
Coconino County Rental Housing Trends
Barriers to Homeownership
Sources of Housing Insecurity

Housing Unaffordability and Shortages
Short-Term Rentals, Vacation Homes, and Student Housing
Wages and Employment 
Inability to Qualify for Assistances

Click here or on the image to see the full report

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NPR — In one first-grade classroom, puppets teach children to ‘shake out the yuck’

NPR — In one first-grade classroom, puppets teach children to ‘shake out the yuck’

| November 15, 2022

Teacher Leticia Denoya stands at the front of her classroom, at Natchaug Elementary in Windham, Conn. Her first-graders sit criss-cross applesauce on the reading rug.

“Do you remember last week, we worked with our puppets and we learned a new strategy?”

One little girl raises her hand: “Belly-breathing.”

That’s right, Denoya responds, to help with “heavy” feelings. She asks the students to name a few.

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FLagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS) — November Newsletter

FLagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS) — November Newsletter

| November 15, 2022

Join Coach Andrew in our inaugural Cyclocross (CX) program. This group will be only 4 weeks to get our feet wet in the CX world.
This group will act as both an introduction to cyclocross skills and CX race prep for all levels. Each week riders will focus on 1-2 skills and different aspects of cyclocross. This will be built upon by practicing additional skills and training every week that will conclude with racing a CX course on our last practice! Whether your child races cyclocross or not, this training can help improve many skills associated with all types of biking as cyclocross is a blend of speed, strength, bike handling skills, and can increase comfort on the bike. It’s also just plain fun which is what FLYRS is all about. 

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Coconino County Board Approves Federal Grant to Create Family Treatment Court

Coconino County Board Approves Federal Grant to Create Family Treatment Court

| November 15, 2022

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved receipt of a Department of Justice grant in the amount of $250,000 to create a Family Treatment Court program in the County.

This specialized court, operated through the County’s Juvenile Court, is a voluntary court-supervised program for parents with an open dependency case in which the state Department of Child Services (DCS) has removed the children from the household. In Coconino County, it is estimated that 85% of family court cases involve a substance abuse allegation, requiring DCS to intervene.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Why They Joined the Summit Society

United Way of Northern Arizona — Why They Joined the Summit Society

| November 15, 2022

The purpose of United Way is to do big and bold things.

Taking on the large issues – early childhood education, positive youth development, eliminating the gaps in our social safety net – requires the support of a whole community. Every donation, every volunteer hour, every bit of advocacy is important.

However, we also want to acknowledge that there are people who have an outsized impact because of their unique generosity. They are the members of our Summit Society – individuals and couples who contribute $500 or more annually.

Why do they make this investment in UWNA? Check out what they have to say in this video:

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Through Nov. 17 — St. Mary’s Food Bank to hold Holiday Distribution on Navajo, Hopi Nations

Through Nov. 17 — St. Mary’s Food Bank to hold Holiday Distribution on Navajo, Hopi Nations

| November 14, 2022

*Distributions may close early if food runs out.

• Each household must be present to receive food.
• Arizona ID is required.
• Please refer to azfoodhelp.org for traffic plans for each location. • No overnight parking.
• Expect Traffic Delays! Be prepared.

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Nov. 17 — Join NACA in bringing awareness this week — Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week

Nov. 17 — Join NACA in bringing awareness this week — Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week

| November 14, 2022

For Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week, NACA will be hosting a few different events:

— November 17, 2022 – H&H Awareness Symposium
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (MST)
NACET Building
2225 N Gemini Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Register here: http://ow.ly/91YA50LroMS

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