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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Lights On Afterschool Registration

| September 3, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Lights On Afterschool Registration

Join more than 8,000 communities and 1 million Americans in celebrating afterschool programs for the 2019 Lights On Afterschool! 

This nationwide event, organized by the Afterschool Alliance, calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. ACASE is proud to be a Lights On Afterschool partner. Too many American children—19.4 million—are missing out on afterschool opportunities. Participate in Lights On Afterschool and help call attention to this important issue.

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‘Find Your Place in Foster Care Orientation’ to be held Sept. 17 in Flagstaff

| September 3, 2019
‘Find Your Place in Foster Care Orientation’ to be held Sept. 17 in Flagstaff

We are looking forward to a great Az1.27 Orientation : Find Your Place in Foster Care at Christ Church of Flagstaff on Tuesday, September 17 from 6-8:30 pm! 

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Northland Family Help Center reports Volunteers needed at the Cornucopia Fall Festival on Sept. 28, 29 in Flagstaff

| September 3, 2019
Northland Family Help Center reports Volunteers needed at the Cornucopia Fall  Festival on Sept. 28, 29 in Flagstaff

Northland Family Help Center reports volunteers are needed at the Cornucopia Fall Festival on Sept. 28, 29 in Flagstaff.

Well we’ve done such a great job at volunteering for Hullabaloo that we were invited to be a recipient of Cornucopia, said Heather Marcy, deputy director at Northland Family Help Center in Flagstaff.

We have morning, afternoon and evening shifts available for September  28-29th. If you would like to volunteer please let me know …

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safeTALK — FREE Suicide Prevention Training to be held Sept. 11 in Flagstaff

| September 3, 2019
safeTALK — FREE Suicide Prevention Training to be held Sept. 11 in Flagstaff

safeTalk, a free Suicide Prevention Training, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex, 1702 N. 4th St., Flagstaff.

safeTalk is a half-day alertness session that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Participants will learn how to apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe) to connect people with thoughts of suicide to life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

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Training Opportunity! Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) to be held Sept. 27-28 in Flagstaff

| September 3, 2019
Training Opportunity! Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) to be held Sept. 27-28 in Flagstaff

Are you a foster/adoptive parent, teacher, mentor or CASA or just interested in how to better care + connect with children from hard places? Whatever your role in caring for at-risk children – we’d like to invite you to register for TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Caregiver Training.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Celebrate National Youth Science Day!

| August 27, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Celebrate National Youth Science Day!

4-H invites out-of-school time programs to celebrate National Youth Science Day by conducting 4-H’s Game Changers challenge at your Lights on Afterschool event on October 24, 2019.

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Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council — Back to School Resources

| August 27, 2019
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council —  Back to School Resources

Arizona Back to School Resources 🍏📚 Most Arizona students head back to the classroom this month. What does that mean for students with developmental disabilities? Scroll down for our roundup of resources related to navigating education in Arizona. RSVP Now: ADDPC 10-year Anniversary Event – October 4   Come celebrate with us on October 4! Enjoy […]

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — LAST CHANCE for Group Special Rate for ‘School’s Out Make It Count’ Conference

| August 27, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — LAST CHANCE for Group Special Rate for ‘School’s Out Make It Count’ Conference

Conference Group Registration Special Ends Sept 1st   Arizona’s largest Out-of-School Time networking and professional development conference is just 4 weeks away.     Register 10 or more and get these special perks at the Conference: $95 per person when registering groups of 10 or more Priority Seating at the Conference general sessions and lunch VIP […]

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Children’s Action Alliance — A Look at DCS at Five Years Old

| August 20, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance — A Look at DCS at Five Years Old

By Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) The Department of Child Safety (DCS) was created in June 2014 with the intent to dramatically improve the state’s response when child abuse and neglect is reported. At five years old, progress has certainly been made, however, challenges are constant and plans and opportunities to improve operations are abundant.  As we begin […]

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First Things First — Long-term study shows quality preschool works for generations

| August 20, 2019
First Things First — Long-term study shows quality preschool works for generations

High-quality early education outcomes extend to second generation.

An update to the well-known Perry Preschool study focuses on a new benefit: better outcomes for the original study participants’ own children.  Results show multi-generational impact: participants’ children are also more likely to have better life outcomes when compared to the control group’s children.  

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