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Mindfullness Spotlight: This Too shall Pass

| May 19, 2020
Mindfullness Spotlight: This Too shall Pass

We invite you to take 3 belly breaths. Ah, how did that feel for just 3 seconds to only focus on one thing, your breath? Our breath centers us and provides focus. Through this calming, we can remind ourselves “this too shall pass.” Honestly, both the highs and lows will pass. So, enjoy the good while you are in it! And know the not-so-good or even downright overwhelming will pass, eventually.

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Connections Spotlight: Join a winning team to help families in Coconino County

| May 19, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Join a winning team to help families in Coconino County

As Coconino County and the state of Arizona ease out of the Coronavirus lockdown, many questions remain.

Are we heading for a second wave requiring families in hotspots to once again shelter at home? Will schools reopen this summer or fall? Are parents prepared to meet additional teach-at-home challenges? How have children survived the past few months — are they feeling depressed, isolated, traumatized, both physically and mentally?

So many questions. At the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, we have been busy trying to help families, partner organizations and members navigate this new virtual world. …

Now, more than ever, there is so much to do to help families in Coconino County, and with your help as a supporting member, we can continue to help the community and expand our efforts to meet the ever-changing times. Please visit here for membership options.

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Northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition reminds communities emergency rooms, other health care services safe for care

| May 12, 2020
Northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition reminds communities emergency rooms, other health care services safe for care

During the COVID-19 outbreak in Arizona, some community members may not be receiving important health care – for fear of being exposed to COVID-19. The northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition wants to remind our communities that emergency rooms and other health care services are safe for care.

If someone has a physical or mental health concern, it is important to seek care when it is needed. Please call care providers to learn about safe ways they have established to treat patients during the pandemic. One of these ways may be through phone and video using telehealth.

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Flagstaff Family Food Center has part-time temporary position — Food Distribution

| May 12, 2020
Flagstaff Family Food Center has part-time temporary position — Food Distribution

Flagstaff Family Food Center has part-time temporary position — Food Distribution.

To meet the increased community needs during the COVID-19 crisis and to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and community members, we are hiring multiple temporary PT/FT positions to help our food distribution programs run smoothly and safely during this time.

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Family Involvement Center can help families apply for AHCCCS health care coverage

| May 12, 2020
Family Involvement Center can help families apply for AHCCCS health care coverage

Do you need affordable health care coverage, but think you or your children don’t qualify or it’s too complicated or inconvenient to apply?  Have you been laid off and are in need of health care coverage?  Has your enrollment in AHCCCS been discontinued because you had trouble providing documentation for eligibility?   WE CAN HELP!

We can help you apply over the phone (877-568-8468) and at no cost.  We have several trained, bilingual assistors who are ready to help.

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NACA’s 2020 Northern Arizona Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Conference — ‘Enriching the Journey,’ to be held Sept. 8-10

| May 12, 2020
NACA’s 2020 Northern Arizona Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Conference — ‘Enriching  the Journey,’ to be held Sept. 8-10

Native Americans for Community Advocates’s rescheduled “2020 Northern Arizona Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Conference — “Enriching  the Journey,” will be held Sept. 8-10  at the Twin Arrows Resort Conference Center.

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Family Involvement Center’s (FIC) Connecting Kids to Care service can help families get the health care they need!

| May 12, 2020
Family Involvement Center’s (FIC) Connecting Kids to Care service can help families get the health care they need!

Have your clients lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis and need help to access health care?   Are there families who are interested in applying for AHCCCS, but think it’s too complicated, they don’t qualify, or simply don’t want to spend all day in the application process? Do you serve families who lack transportation to go and get help with applying or are they confined to their homes? FIC is here to help!

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Letters to Families — Do you check-in with you?

| May 12, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Letters to Families — Do you check-in with you?

We all spend a lot of our day engaged in work (or looking for work) while tending to daily tasks and making sure the needs of others are met. We make sure our house is clean(ish), plan meals, monitor routines, and meet our children’s social-emotional needs. We share our time and talent with the community. We make calls and check-in on family and friends. But, how often do we take time to check-in with ourselves? Is it part of your daily routine to check in on you?  

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Connections Spotlight: Watch WEBINAR- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency

| May 12, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Watch WEBINAR- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency

CCC&Y has created this hour-long webinar because the effects of childhood trauma play out both personally for individuals, but also, have tremendous costs for society.  There is so much that all of us can be doing to mitigate these outcomes.  There is no charge for this webinar, but we do ask that you consider sharing with others and complete the survey.

According to one participant: “Though I am familiar with the topic of ACES, each time I participate in training, I learn something new. Your model of ACES presented a light of hope with interventions that can occur at each level.” “It was a great training and I look forward to more in the future.” “I am recommending this training to several folks…” “Thank you for providing amazing webinars…” “Very good training.”

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Are you a parent with a child 4 years or younger? Join a focus group for a conversation about climate change

| May 5, 2020
Are you a parent with a child 4 years or younger? Join a focus group for a conversation about climate change

“Are you the parent of a child younger than 4 years old? Do you feel like your well-being as a parent is affected by climate change? If your answer is ‘yes’ to those questions, then we would like to hear from you!

The NAU Translational Neuroscience Research Lab is setting up a series of small virtual focus groups to speak with parents directly about how climate change is affecting their mental health, well-being, and how they are raising children.

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