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CCC&Y provides variety options to help families during 2021

| February 15, 2021
CCC&Y provides variety options to help families during 2021

At Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, we’re working towards a world where every person lives in peace and is supported by a thriving, resilient community. We’ll make that vision a reality by igniting collective action that creates better lives for children and families.

To assist families in the coming year, CCC&Y will continue to support and expand a variety of programs we have initiated in 2020 with the assistance of a variety of partners in the region and statewide.They include:

The CCC&Y Family Connection, hosted every Monday from 2:30-3:30. The bilingual Zoom meeting is is a great way to connect with others countywide. Folks can join virtually or by phone. …

A variety of resources are also available for families and local professionals who work with families on CCC&Ys Prevention Webpage.

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y discusses overcoming childhood trauma on KAFF County’s Pete’s Community Cafe

| January 26, 2021
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y discusses overcoming childhood trauma on KAFF County’s Pete’s Community Cafe

Virginia Watahomigie, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, recently sat down with KAFF Country for a Pete’s Community Cafe interview on childhood trauma issues impacting youth and families in the region and the use of techniques to promote healing, growth and build resiliency.

During the interview, Watahomigie discussed how CCC&Y tackles the issue through a variety of online training programs on its https://coconinokids.org/prevention/ webpage.

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

| January 12, 2021
Guest contribution — CCC&Y member says Coalition provides variety of support, education to the community

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. 

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Expect More Arizona — Understanding How Positive Community Factors Can Help Mitigate The Impacts Of Adverse Childhood Experiences

| July 21, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Understanding How Positive Community Factors Can Help Mitigate The Impacts Of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Research shows that Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, contribute to the likelihood of substance abuse and other health concerns later in life. Unfortunately, Arizona ranks higher than the national average for children who have experienced ACEs. These can include childhood traumas such as abuse and neglect. In fact, according to the Arizona ACE Consortium, “It is estimated that nearly 70,000 children in Arizona have more than five ACEs.”

As ACE exposure goes up, the risk for negative outcomes such as substance abuse also goes up. For example, the rate of alcohol abuse jumps from a one in 69 chance to a one in six chance for individuals who have experienced seven or more Adverse Childhood Experiences. The rate of intravenous (IV) drug use is even more startling, going from a one in 480 chance to one in 30.

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Connections Spotlight: Watch free webinar — Strengthening Families Protective Factors

| May 26, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Watch free webinar — Strengthening Families Protective Factors

CCC&Y has hosted this 1.5 hour webinar to ensure we look through a strength-based framework that is evidence-based, supports families and is prevention focused.  This is for the community, as well as, professionals.  Trainer: Claire Louge, Prevention Child Abuse Arizona

According to one participant: “I was so surprised that I could use the information in a lot of work that I do and not just with youth and families. It is truly amazing how it related to just every day life. It was great!!” “The reminders to look for strengths in everyone, even yourself.”

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Mindfullness Spotlight: This Too shall Pass

| May 19, 2020
Mindfullness Spotlight: This Too shall Pass

We invite you to take 3 belly breaths. Ah, how did that feel for just 3 seconds to only focus on one thing, your breath? Our breath centers us and provides focus. Through this calming, we can remind ourselves “this too shall pass.” Honestly, both the highs and lows will pass. So, enjoy the good while you are in it! And know the not-so-good or even downright overwhelming will pass, eventually.

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Connections Spotlight: Join a winning team to help families in Coconino County

| May 19, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Join a winning team to help families in Coconino County

As Coconino County and the state of Arizona ease out of the Coronavirus lockdown, many questions remain.

Are we heading for a second wave requiring families in hotspots to once again shelter at home? Will schools reopen this summer or fall? Are parents prepared to meet additional teach-at-home challenges? How have children survived the past few months — are they feeling depressed, isolated, traumatized, both physically and mentally?

So many questions. At the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, we have been busy trying to help families, partner organizations and members navigate this new virtual world. …

Now, more than ever, there is so much to do to help families in Coconino County, and with your help as a supporting member, we can continue to help the community and expand our efforts to meet the ever-changing times. Please visit here for membership options.

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Letters to Families — Do you check-in with you?

| May 12, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Letters to Families — Do you check-in with you?

We all spend a lot of our day engaged in work (or looking for work) while tending to daily tasks and making sure the needs of others are met. We make sure our house is clean(ish), plan meals, monitor routines, and meet our children’s social-emotional needs. We share our time and talent with the community. We make calls and check-in on family and friends. But, how often do we take time to check-in with ourselves? Is it part of your daily routine to check in on you?  

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to hold next monthly board meeting on Oct. 21

| October 14, 2019
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to hold next monthly board meeting on Oct. 21

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

ALL are welcome to attend the Coalition’s monthly board meeting and join in the discussion.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents ‘Prevention through Resiliency: Impacting Community’ at Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference

| August 5, 2019
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents ‘Prevention through Resiliency: Impacting Community’ at Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference

“Prevention through Resiliency: Impacting Community” was the subject of Virginia Watahomigie’s presentation at the 25th annual Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference, held July 23, 24 at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park.

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