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Aug. 7 — CCC&Y — Let’s Hear from Youth! Youth Open Mic

| June 27, 2022
Aug. 7 — CCC&Y — Let’s Hear from Youth! Youth Open Mic

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, Aug. 7.

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Aug. 24-25 — Save the Date — Arizona Maternal and Infant Mortality Summit 2022

| June 27, 2022
Aug. 24-25 — Save the Date — Arizona Maternal and Infant Mortality Summit 2022

Describe the impacts of mental health and substance use on maternal and infant health outcomes.

Discuss community, hospital and post-hospital based approaches to support women and families impacted by trauma.

Share innovations in community-based, social and cultural supports for families.

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Through Sept. 8 — Health Choice 2022 Virtual Crisis Training Series

| June 27, 2022
Through Sept. 8 — Health Choice 2022 Virtual Crisis Training Series

Health Choice/Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ, in partnership with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), is hosting a free, virtual Crisis Training Series for providers!

There will be a total of seven courses, which include those listed below, and we invite you and your staff to participate. Please note, some courses are available more than once. Each course is free and participants are eligible for CEUs. For more information and to register for any of the trainings, see the attached flyer.

Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During and After Crises – June 28th – 29th, 2022
Psychotraumatology: A Cognitive Therapeutic Approach – July 12th, 2022
Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention – July 21st – 22nd, 2022
Grief Following Trauma – August 2nd – 3rd, 2022
Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention – August 22nd – 23rd, 2022
Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention – September 6th – 8th, 2022

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Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation — Two AFFCF Scholarship opportunities! Deadlines 6/30/22

| June 21, 2022
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation — Two AFFCF Scholarship opportunities! Deadlines 6/30/22

AFFCF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPEN!
AFFCF Scholarship Program

Scholarship program for college students who reached (or will reach) age 18 as wards of the State of Arizona or in tribal foster care.

The AFFCF Scholarship application will be open the entire month of June for students who will be enrolling in college for the Fall 2022 semester. Current college students and first-time college students should consider applying!

Who should apply?
Students pursuing undergraduate degrees at community colleges or universities
Must have reached (or will reach) age 18 in foster care (DCS or tribal in AZ)
Must be under the age of 25 when they apply
Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or have earned their GED
Must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours in the Fall 2022 semester
One letter of recommendation (from any reference) is required

How to apply?

The AFFCF Scholarship application is an online application and the online application saves students’ work automatically, so students can log in and out as needed before submitting by 6/30/22 at the latest.

The letter of recommendation can be uploaded to the application or requested through the application itself by e-mailing the reference. If an applicant e-mails a reference on 6/30/22, the reference will have until 7/10/22 to upload the letter to the system.

DEADLINE ALERT! Deadline: 6/30/22

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First Things First — Updated milestones and safe sleep practices

| June 21, 2022
First Things First — Updated milestones and safe sleep practices

Building language skills with babies and toddlers in northwest Arizona

Child care teachers from Mohave and La Paz counties participated in professional development classes that focused on how teachers can help babies and toddlers learn language skills. The teachers also learned how to create activities for parents to help support language learning at home. The La Paz/Mohave Language Development Project recently wrapped up its four-year term to great success. 

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Participates in 2022 Juneteenth Celebration

| June 21, 2022
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Participates in 2022 Juneteenth Celebration

A couple of pre-monsoon season downpours didn’t dampen the spirits of participants of the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration held Saturday, June 18 at the Flagstaff Murdoch Center.

The event featured musical performances, food, games, arts, crafts and information booths including Building Community, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, Coconino Community College, Coconino County including its African Diaspora Advisory Council and Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) diversity councils, Flagstaff Police Dept., Friends of Flagstaff Future, Northland Family Health Center, Northern Arizona University and North Country Healthcare.

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for June 22, 2022

| June 21, 2022
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for June 22, 2022

CCC&Y, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

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June 24, 25 — Community Assistance Teams of Flagstaff (C.A.T.s of Flagstaff) will present ‘Paint The Bus with Artists Jesse Yazzie and Jayme Shepard’

| June 20, 2022
June 24, 25 — Community Assistance Teams of Flagstaff (C.A.T.s of Flagstaff) will present ‘Paint The Bus with Artists Jesse Yazzie and Jayme Shepard’

Community Assistance Teams of Flagstaff (C.A.T.s of Flagstaff) will present “Paint The Bus with Artists Jesse Yazzie and Jayme Shepard” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, 25 at the Flagstaff Mall, 4650 US-89, Flagstaff.

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FLagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS) — Fall 2022 Registration

| June 14, 2022
FLagstaff Youth RiderS (FLYRS) — Fall 2022 Registration

The fall season registration goes live on June 22 and 23rd. We will be staggering the registration to reduce the congestion of many people logging in at once. Registration for the Upper Level groups (Middle and High School), push bike, 4-5 years, and 5-6 year old  groups will be at 6:00am on June 22. The registration for 1st-5th grade groups will be on June 23 at 6:00am. Registration on June 22nd will be locked for all groups with a registration date of June 23rd so please only log in on the date of your group. 

You can check out the fall schedule here. Please become familiar with the details and requirements for each group on our program info page. Lastly, check out our registration information prior to registering to ensure a smooth process and know what to expect.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — A Change is Coming

| June 14, 2022
United Way of Northern Arizona — A Change is Coming

It is with mixed emotions that I send you this message, because change – even when it’s welcome – often isn’t easy.

Earlier this week, I let the Board of Directors of United Way of Northern Arizona and the amazing staff of this organization know that I plan to retire by the end of this year.

The exact timing isn’t set – I plan to offer what assistance I can as the Board searches for my replacement, and will continue for however long is needed to ensure a smooth transition for my successor.

Even though it’s still several months off and even though I’m truly looking forward to the next chapter, I have to admit it’s hard to imagine my life after UWNA. I’ve been a proud member of this organization for 24 years. (I met my husband through a workplace campaign, for goodness sake.) It has been a profound pleasure to work alongside you as together we have improved community conditions, responded to emergencies, and made the future a brighter place for so many in Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties.

In fact, the overwhelming emotion I feel reflecting on the past 24 years is gratitude.

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