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Connections Spotlight: Page Back to School Health Fair to be held July 24 at Page High School

| July 1, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Page Back to School Health Fair to be held July 24 at Page High School

The Page Back to School Health Fair will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Page High School, 434 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page.

Come get ready for another school year and learn about resources and programs in the community!

• Health Services
• FREE Backpacks
• FREE School Supplies
• Fun Activities

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‘Family Fun Day’ wellness fair returns to Tuba City

| June 24, 2019
‘Family Fun Day’ wellness fair returns to Tuba City

Hoop games and a bounce house for children, health and wellness information for parents — all could be found at the “Family Fun Day” wellness fair held June 19 at the Louise Yelloman Park in Tuba City.

Presented by the Coconino County Public Health Services District and AZ Health Zone, the celebration drew classes of school children, individual families and others to the park where health and community service organizations provided games for children and health information for parents including diabetes awareness, car safety seats and health food alternatives.

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Family Involvement Center (FIC) Flagstaff conducting surveys in Northern Coconino County, Navajo Nation

| June 24, 2019
Family Involvement Center (FIC) Flagstaff conducting surveys in Northern Coconino County, Navajo Nation

FrameShift Group (FSG) in partnership with the Family Involvement Center (FIC) Flagstaff office will assist the Coconino Regional Partnership Council (Council) in fully understanding the need to and interest in expanding the Well-Child and Family Care Strategy in the northern portion of the region, including the communities of Page, Fredonia and unincorporated communities of northern Coconino County, which includes communities on the Navajo Nation in the county.

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Victim Witness Services Coconino County: Help crime victims by taking a survey!

| June 24, 2019
Victim Witness Services Coconino County: Help crime victims by taking a survey!

Victim Witness Services of Coconino County has partnered with Northern Arizona University to consider community resources and to ensure that you can get the help you need, when you need it.

To help improve our services, please take a moment to complete a quick online survey by scanning the QR code below with your phone’s camera, or by visiting this website

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Children’s Action Alliance update — Great News on the Child Care Front

| June 24, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance update — Great News on the Child Care Front

Great news for Arizona children and families!  As a part of the state budget recently passed, the legislature finally granted the Department of Economic Security (DES) the authority to expend $56 million in new annual federal child care money.  

DES moved at lightning speed to begin using these new dollars to increase scholarship rates and to serve more children. Thank you to all the parents, champions, and partners who called for investment of these funds in these three changes:    

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First Things First update for June 24 — Extension for Eddie Basha Award for Service and Leadership Nominations

| June 24, 2019
First Things First update for June 24 — Extension for Eddie Basha Award for Service and Leadership Nominations

You still have time to submit a nomination for the Eddie Basha Regional Partnership Council Excellence Award as the deadline has been extended until Sunday, June 30, 2019.

The award recognizes a First Things First regional partnership council for inspiring its local community to come together and promote positive and lasting change in support of young children.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for June 24 — Want Priority Seating for your staff at the Conference?

| June 24, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for June 24 — Want Priority Seating for your staff at the Conference?

Want Priority Seating for your staff at the Conference?

Announcing our NEW Group Registration Special

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CCC&Y Contributes to ‘2019 Town Hall Strong Families Thriving Children’ Report

| June 17, 2019
CCC&Y Contributes to ‘2019 Town Hall Strong Families Thriving Children’ Report

The Arizona Town Hall has created the comprehensive report “Strong Families Thriving Children,” that discusses various aspects of family life including the systems that exist to support them, ways families can have more positive experiences, and some of the struggles families face that compromise their life experiences.

Arizona Town Hall officials expect the report to be used a resource on this topic for years to come.

Virginia Watahomigie, M.ADM, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, contributed to the “Community Capacity” section that begins on page 84 of the report.

“Arizona nonprofit agencies play a crucial and cost-effective role in the state’s prevention strategies and response to child welfare issues. Generally, missions of nonprofit agencies are geared toward meeting the long-term needs of our children and families, making nonprofits a strong defense and response system for the needs of our communities,” Watahomigie reported.

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Arizona Capitol Times Guest Opinion — State agency turns its back on kids who need support

| June 17, 2019
Arizona Capitol Times Guest Opinion — State agency turns its back on kids who need support

One of the guiding principles listed on the Arizona Department of Child Safety website is: “All Arizona’s children are safe and protected from harm.” But DCS’s actions make clear that the agency has a funny definition of the word “all.”

This legislative session, DCS successfully lobbied for a law, a floor amendment to SB 1539 introduced by Sen. Nancy Barto, that encourages the agency to cherry pick which children they will protect. The law gives the agency the chance to argue in court why children who have had run-ins with the juvenile justice system should not have the opportunity to be cared for by a foster parent.

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Children’s Action Alliance update for June 17 — Arizona Ranks #46 in Conditions for Kids

| June 17, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance update for June 17 — Arizona Ranks #46 in Conditions for Kids

Arizona ranks in the bottom five states (46th) in conditions for children, according to the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, an annual report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks the states on 16 indicators of children’s health, education and security.

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