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Featured speakers announced for virtual First Things First Summit

| June 30, 2020
Featured speakers announced for virtual First Things First Summit

First Things First is offering a free, virtual Early Childhood Summit on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 as an alternative to our traditional in-person conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The day-long virtual conference will offer six breakout sessions and the following featured speakers:

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence announces upcoming webinars

| June 30, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence announces upcoming webinars

As we head into summer and prepare for fall, a key will be identifying high-quality activities that help children to continue learning, growing and exploring – wherever they are.

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Children’s Action Alliance — More than 80,000 Latino Children in Arizona are Uninsured

| June 30, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — More than 80,000 Latino Children in Arizona are Uninsured

UnidosUS and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families co-released a new report with a discouraging picture of Latino children’s health coverage in Arizona. The new report sends an urgent call to lawmakers to improve access to affordable health coverage for Latino children in our state during the pandemic. According to the CDC, over half of children (53 percent) diagnosed with COVID-19 in the US are Latino.

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds available

| June 30, 2020
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds available

Coconino County families and individuals struggling to pay their utility and/or rental/mortgage bills may qualify for assistance from Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS).  

 The CCHHS Office of Community and Career Services, a Community Action Agency, administers a Utility Assistance Program called the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), as well as a Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program to help County residents.  

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Autopilot

| June 30, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Autopilot

Why do we do what we do?

Do we let the demands of each moment drive the direction of our day?      

Do we do what we have always done? 

Do we jump into action because someone else determined we must?

Or do we take time each day to assess our own needs and set personal priorities?

To check your autopilot, I invite you to examine your behaviors and attitudes and how they contribute to the culture in which we live. Do you act in the same way you always have, or do you shift based on new information?

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

| June 30, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

CCC&Y has agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which will include providing training to the non-profit organization during a full day level-one certification program.

“The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is one of few organizations ready to declare their commitment to serving communities of color with such vigor and determination. It is with extreme pride and excitement that I welcome our partnership as we work as one to create a world filled with love and equity that honors diversity and embraces all colors, shades, races, ethnicities, levels of ability and gender fluidity,” said Iya Affo, founder of Heal Historic Trauma.

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All Babies Cry app with coping tips for parents is free for a limited time!

| June 23, 2020
All Babies Cry app with coping tips for parents is free for a limited time!

All Babies Cry (ABC) gives caregivers tools to cope with infant crying. ABC:
• Is strength-based
• Clearly shows both ways to comfort and how to
cope
• Considers parents’ needs to be as important as baby’s development
• Sets the expectation that new parenthood is stressful
• Talks about how to ask for help

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First Things First — Deadline Extended for Eddie Basha Award

| June 23, 2020
First Things First — Deadline Extended for Eddie Basha Award

You still have time to nominate your First Things First regional partnership council. First Things First is extending the deadline for submitting a nomination for the Eddie Basha Regional Partnership Council Excellence Award. The extension runs to Friday, June 26.

The award recognizes one regional 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) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

| June 23, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

Safety of our conference attendees is one of our top priorities and an overwhelming number of you said you would feel safer going virtual. The 28th annual School’s Out, Make It Count conference will be virtual this year. Although we will miss seeing everyone in-person, there are some great advantages going online:

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, how you ask? We will have several days of live workshops and all workshops will be available for attendees to view for 2 weeks. That is 50+ workshops!

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United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

| June 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

A recent report from Save the Children further proves how location can profoundly affect a child’s prospects in this country, and why it is vital that we continue to Step Up for Our Youth in northern Arizona.

The report, called “The Land of Inopportunity,” is a part of the nonprofit’s annual evaluation of how children are faring around the globe. This year, however, Save the Children added a powerful tool that allows regions to see how they measure up – an online interactive map ranking U.S. counties by how well they prioritized and protect children.

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