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Connections Spotlight: Louge to take reins as Prevent Child Abuse Arizona director

| December 2, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Louge to take reins as Prevent Child Abuse Arizona director

Rebecca “Becky” Ruffner is about to start a new chapter in her life.

As she turns the page, the 72-year-old founder and executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, who will retire her post on Dec. 31, is confident the agency’s new leader is poised and ready for the task.

The agency on Wednesday announced the promotion of Training Director Claire Louge to Ruffner’s role upon her retirement.

Since 2014, Louge has served as an agency trainer, both for local and statewide events.

From upstate New York, Louge has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in human development and a master’s degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University. She is a graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy at the Arizona State University Lodestar Center.

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Draft recommendations are in from recent 112th Statewide Town Hall on ‘Strong Families Thriving Children’

| November 26, 2019
Draft recommendations are in from recent 112th Statewide Town Hall on ‘Strong Families Thriving Children’

Armed with recommendations from over 25 community programs around the state, Town Hall participants wasted little time addressing how to ensure that Arizona has strong families and children who thrive.

To read the draft final recommendations report, click here.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Grants, Programs, & Resources for Arizona’s Afterschool Professionals

| November 26, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Grants, Programs, & Resources for Arizona’s Afterschool Professionals

AzCASE is looking for the 2020 Class of Youth Development Champions that will represent a broad cross-section of advocates, from afterschool providers to nonprofit leaders and elected officials.

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Parenting Arizona seeking Parent Educator servicing the Winslow community

| November 26, 2019
Parenting Arizona seeking Parent Educator servicing the Winslow community

Parenting Arizona is excited to announce an open position with our Parents As Teachers home visitation program! We are looking for a qualified individual to join our team as a Parent Educator servicing the Winslow community

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STAR School seeking to hire Guidance Counselor / Youth Advocate

| November 26, 2019
STAR School seeking to hire Guidance Counselor / Youth Advocate

The STAR School is looking for a dedicated full-time School Counselor / Youth Advocate to serve our Pre-K through 8th grade students. This position will be funded with a newly awarded grant (School Climate Transformation Grant) from the Department of Education for the next 5 years.

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Connections Spotlight: Self-Healing Communities Update

| November 25, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Self-Healing Communities Update

CCC&Y hosted more than 300 individuals in Flagstaff this October in order to be a part of a day-long presentation with internationally known child-welfare expert, Kevin Campbell.  An additional live-stream site was set up in Page which served an additional eight guests.

This past week, CCC&Y conducted two focus group follow ups for a total of 43 individuals, plus board members Andrea Meronuck and Cliff Binkley as moderators and ED Virginia Watahomigie in attendance.

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Nov. 20 — ‘Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption’ to be presented in Flagstaff

| November 19, 2019
Nov. 20 — ‘Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption’ to be presented in Flagstaff

“Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption” will be presented by Jay McCarthy of McCarthyWeston PLCC from noon to 12:45 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Coconino County Law Library, 200 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff.

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CCC&Y’s ‘Self-Healing and Thriving Communities’ feedback events Nov. 21, 22

| November 11, 2019
CCC&Y’s ‘Self-Healing and Thriving Communities’ feedback events Nov. 21, 22

Now that the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has hosted international expert, Kevin Campbell in Flagstaff for training around Self-Healing and Thriving Communities, CCC&Y is inviting member, committee and event attendee feedback. 

We are hosting two events (feel free to choose one) on 11/21 or 11/22 from noon to 1:30 and lunch will be provided.

RSVP’s for either date can be made with Virginia Watahomigie at virginia@coconinokids.org

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting on Nov. 18 to feature information on Arizona Town Hall’s ‘Strong Families Thriving Children’ effort

| November 11, 2019
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting on Nov. 18 to feature information on Arizona Town Hall’s ‘Strong Families Thriving Children’ effort

Jermaine Barkley of Steward Health Choice of Arizona to also present information on Project ECHO, other initiatives

Virginia Watahomigie, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, will talk about her upcoming participation in the Arizona Town Hall and its background report “Strong Families Thriving Children,” and Jermaine Barkley of Steward Health Choice of Arizona will present information on the organization’s 1st Episode of Psychosis and ECHO process initiatives during the next CCC&Y monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

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AzCAN update — Using ACT Data to Promote Student Success Webinar Nov. 14

| November 5, 2019
AzCAN update — Using ACT Data to Promote Student Success Webinar Nov. 14

This webinar helps K-12 administrators and school systems interpret your ACT high school report to help you improve curriculum and interventions to increase student readiness and ensure student success. Register now. 

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