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Children’s Action Alliance — National survey shows overwhelming support for investment in high-quality early childhood education

| November 24, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — National survey shows overwhelming support for investment in high-quality early childhood education

Recent national surveys have shown, in contrast to many other issues for which voters are divided, support remains overwhelming for state investment in high-quality early childhood education. Seventy-six percent of likely Arizona voters said they support the state investing in high-quality, early childhood education opportunities for children from birth to five years old, according to a newly released survey completed by Moore Information Group. 

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Flagstaff Family Food Center VISTA Position

| November 24, 2020
Flagstaff Family Food Center VISTA Position

The Flagstaff Family Food Center is seeking to hire  a Volunteer Engagement Specialist, an AmeriCorps VISTA position.

The Volunteer Engagement Specialist will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to improve the Volunteer Program by: developing and implementing a formal Volunteer Orientation; creating job descriptions for all volunteer opportunities; improving the volunteer training process; working with Program staff to ensure that all volunteer shifts are filled; developing and implementing a volunteer feedback process; developing a Volunteer Recognition Program; and engaging in community outreach to recruit new volunteers.

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Connections Spotlight — Interdependence

| November 24, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Interdependence

Many of us were taught or developed a belief that depending on others is a weakness. I believe, as do many others, that interdependence is a strength!

I invite you to take a moment for yourself to breathe a few deep breaths. Then ask yourself, how am I feeling? What do I need? Who can help?

Have you ever helped someone without expecting anything in return? How did it feel? Many of us feel good when we are helping others. Why, then, do we often not allow others the opportunity to feel that goodness by helping us?

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Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council — Upcoming Events Roundup

| November 17, 2020
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council — Upcoming Events Roundup

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
THESE FREE EVENTS
We know there is a lot of online content right now to choose from, so we’ve gathered helpful upcoming opportunities for you in this no-frills list:

Trauma-Informed Care for People with I/DD – Sonoran UCEDD
Tuesday, Nov. 17 @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Wednesday, Dec. 9 @ 10:00 a.m. – Noon

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Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

| November 17, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

COCONINO COUNTY — The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 2:30 p.m. Mondays.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Stronger as One, NACA’s Native Connections hosting Mental Health Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21

| November 16, 2020
Stronger as One, NACA’s Native Connections hosting Mental Health Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21

Stronger as One and NACA’s Native Connections are hosting three upcoming Youth Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21 on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing of youth in our community. Youth who participate are helping inform our work to support them during this difficult time, and will receive a gift card to either Dutch Bros or Sprouts!

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National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College to present ‘Talking to Children about Child Sexual Abuse free webinar on Nov. 19

| November 16, 2020
National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College to present ‘Talking to Children about Child Sexual Abuse free webinar on Nov. 19

Gain an understanding of child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention and review/evaluate different programs available to protect children. Identify what works and what doesn’t in prevention programs and discuss how to talk to children about CSA. Gather new resources for working with children with significant disabilities as well as research on CSA programs.

This webinar has been approved by OJJDP.

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NACA’s Native Connections to present ‘The Youth 30 Day Challenge for Change!’ through Nov. 21

| November 16, 2020
NACA’s Native Connections to present ‘The Youth 30 Day Challenge for Change!’ through Nov. 21

NACA’s Native Connections to present “The Youth 30 Day Challenge for Change!”

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, NACA’s Native Connections has created the 30-day Challenge for Change, focusing on self reflection for sobriety and recovery.

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‘Nutrition, Food, and Dementia — A FREE Virtual Educational Session’ to be held Nov. 12

| November 11, 2020
‘Nutrition, Food, and Dementia — A FREE Virtual Educational Session’ to be held Nov. 12

“Nutrition, Food, and Dementia — A FREE Virtual Educational Session,” will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

Featuring: Lorraine Crim, RDN Sandy Ryan, MA, CCC-SLP Gabby Short

Join us for an interactive session on nutrition care and dementia. We will cover nutrient needs, the hurdles that can prevent optimal nutrition, and how to identify and combat them. Plus, learn how to make some dementia-friendly holiday appetizers.

Presented by the Northern Arizona Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance

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NACA, LIFE program to co-host Feed the Body, Nurture the Soul webinar on Nov. 17

| November 8, 2020
NACA, LIFE program to co-host Feed the Body, Nurture the Soul webinar on Nov. 17

NACA, LIFE program is honored to co-host Feed the Body, Nurture the Soul webinar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17

Listen to Chef Lois sharing heathy indigenous food ways.  Dr. Caroline gives such caring information to enhance healthy lifestyles.    Helping ourselves to eat healthier builds immunity, strength and health… Eating healthier flows over to our families… Let us learn to build our loved ones immunity and health.

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