Connections Spotlight — Childhood Inequities, Neglect, Abuse Hidden in Pandemic

| January 4, 2021

CCC&Y reveals how intentional actions strengthen lives, families, communities 

Studies reveal that having caring, involved adults in children’s lives helps them build protective factors. Coconino County Supervisor Patrice Horstman, shown here in the back row on the right before the pandemic, is one of many Northern Arizona women who volunteers her time with Girl Scouts.

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

Those in the social service industry are worried about our families. Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie says isolation, depression and anxiety – all conditions that can be made worse by the pandemic – are increasingly having a negative effect on children in Arizona, particularly in rural areas where resources are less available than in larger cities and distances to travel for support are far greater. She’s encouraging individuals and communities to resolve to make a difference in children’s lives in the New Year.

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