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Bilingual report — NACOG 2020 Community Needs Assessment

| November 24, 2020
Bilingual report — NACOG 2020 Community Needs Assessment

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) would like to invite you to take our 2020 Community Needs Assessment survey. By completing this survey, you will help NACOG learn about the needs of local residents in order to better serve them. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete, and all your responses will be anonymous.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 24, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Out-of-school time programs have faced innumerable challenges this year, but have remained committed to delivering quality programming for your communities. This year, we want to give back to the amazing programs that support the children and families in Arizona communities. Learn more about the out-of-school time programs we support and how you can be a part of our Giving Tuesday efforts here.

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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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Children’s Action Alliance — Economic Stress: COVID-19’s Real Threat to Child Safety and Well-being

| November 24, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — Economic Stress: COVID-19’s Real Threat to Child Safety and Well-being

With stay-at-home orders in place and schools largely shuttered since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the child welfare community are concerned about undetected child maltreatment due to a lack of mandated reporter eyes on children. Many are also bracing for a surge in reports to the DCS hotline once schools fully re-open that could overwhelm Arizona’s child welfare system. However, recent research from Chapin Hall finds that a surge in child maltreatment reports is unlikely and concludes that the real threat to child safety from COVID-19 is not the decrease in mandated reporting but the increase in economic stressors. 

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Raising A Generation of Readers

| November 24, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Raising A Generation of Readers

Nationally, only 3 in 10 students entering the 4th grade are proficient readers.(1) That’s disheartening enough, but here’s the really scary statistic: children who aren’t reading proficiently by the 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.(2)

Instilling a love of reading is the key to success for our children. It’s the foundation upon which their education is built.

That’s why United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) is proud to partner with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) to make sure children in Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties discover the world of books in those critical years before they enter school.

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Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral & Mental Health Services to present ‘Hunting Stories’ Nov. 24

| November 23, 2020
Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral & Mental Health Services to present ‘Hunting Stories’ Nov. 24

The Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral & Mental Health Services to present “Hunting Stories” from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 on Facebook Live.

Featuring DeWanne Begay.

Click here for more information.

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Arizona’s Children Association to present 8-session Virtual FREE Parenting Workshop through Nov. 24

| November 23, 2020
Arizona’s Children Association to present 8-session Virtual FREE Parenting Workshop through Nov. 24

The Arizona’s Children Association will present an 8-week Virtual Parenting Workshop: “Early Childhood STEP” on Tuesdays from Oct. 6 through Nov. 24.

Includes materials and gifts for attending.

The 8-session series emphasizes positive parent-child relationships. Parents will learn to encourage cooperative behaviors by providing a consistent, loving environment. 

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Recorded Navajo Nation Early Childhood Forum to be aired on KTNN on Nov. 27

| November 23, 2020
Recorded Navajo Nation Early Childhood Forum to be aired on KTNN on Nov. 27

NAVAJO NATION — In partnership with Navajo Project Indigenious LAUNCH, the First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council hosted a virtual forum, designed to give participants – especially parents and caregivers of young children – an opportunity to increase their awareness of relevant early childhood topics. A regional expert will discuss mental well being for families with young children. 

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Reach UR Life Suicide Prevention program offering FREE suicide prevention trainings – safeTALK (Dec. 1), ASIST (Dec. 7-8)

| November 23, 2020
Reach UR Life Suicide Prevention program offering FREE suicide prevention trainings – safeTALK (Dec. 1), ASIST (Dec. 7-8)

The Reach UR Life Suicide Prevention program is offering FREE suicide prevention trainings – safeTALK (Dec. 1), ASIST (Dec. 7-8)

The registration link for each training is included in this message.  LIMITED registrations available for ASIST; should registrations fill up, your name can be added to a wait-list.  If you are interested in ASIST, please register with the intent that you will be attending the training.  Please see attached flyers for additional training information. 

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