Guest contribution — CCC&Y member says Coalition provides variety of support, education to the community

| January 12, 2021

Crystal Warden. Courtesy photo.

Dear CCC&Y

I have had the blessed opportunity to work with at-risk youth in Flagstaff for over 20 years.  I first learned of the Coalition when I attended the Child Abuse Prevention Conference over 15 years ago. Since then, the Coalition has been such a wonderful resource for me.  They provide support, education, and have helped connect me to individuals and other organizations that advocate for youth.

Not only have I been able to share useful information with my family and friends, but my work circle has also benefited.  The Coalition has shed light on mental health and well-being and is helping remove the stigma of mental health issues. Bringing mindfulness to the forefront is a bold step and I intend to continue the work.  I have already practiced a mindfulness activity with a small group of my colleagues, and will lead a longer one at next all staff meeting. 

I know the importance of this work and find these practices to give me a bit of peace.  I know we could all use a little more of that in our lives!  I look forward to my continued involvement in the Coalition. Our community is better because of the work being done.

— Crystal Warden-Gant

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Category: Child Welfare, General, Health, Programs, Resources

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