Tag: Child Welfare

Child Welfare News

| August 3, 2015
Child Welfare News

The Department of Child Welfare released its Strategic Plan yesterday. It outlines five goals. They include….

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CAA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Medicaid

| August 3, 2015
CAA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Medicaid

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Arizona has many reasons to celebrate the program. Over the past 50 years, Medicaid has ensured that Arizona children have access to quality health care when they need it.

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ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

| July 29, 2015
ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

Effective June 8th, Arizona’s Child Care Administration (CCA) will be releasing all of the children on the waiting list and will be authorizing services for new applicants if the family’s income is at or below 110 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,815 a month for a family of 3).

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Upcoming Active Parenting Class

| July 27, 2015
Upcoming Active Parenting Class

You can become a more successful at parenting, the most important job of your life, with Active Parenting Now, a workshop coming up for parents with children ages 5-12.

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High Childhood Poverty Rate in Coconino County Affects Overall Well-being

| July 27, 2015
High Childhood Poverty Rate in Coconino County Affects Overall Well-being

A nationwide study released by KidsCount ranked Arizona 46th for the well-being of children, the same rank it received last year. In Coconino County, about 28 percent of children live in poverty, slightly higher than the state rate of 26 percent, according to the study.

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Arizona Leaders Can Take Action to Improve Conditions for Kids

| July 27, 2015
Arizona Leaders Can Take Action to Improve Conditions for Kids

Arizona has a new opportunity to improve this ranking. Due to a $20 million federal grant, plans are underway to expand high quality preschool programs for four-year-old children living in high need communities. For more information click HERE.

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How does the ‘toxic stress’ of poverty hurt the developing brain?

| June 29, 2015
How does the ‘toxic stress’ of poverty hurt the developing brain?

A growing body of research shows that the stress of growing up in poverty can have long-term effects on children’s brains and cognitive development. How can so-called “toxic stress” be prevented?PBS NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports in this latest story from the continuing public media series “Chasing the Dream.” Thompson is currently a fellow with the […]

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Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

| June 29, 2015
Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

Children’s Budget 2015 offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and serves as an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth:

7.9 percent of the 2015 federal budget is invested in children;
Overall federal spending on children has declined 9.4 percent (adjusting for inflation) from 2011 to 2015, a higher rate than overall spending cuts of 4 percent.

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Coconino Youth Fellowship Opportunity

| May 29, 2015
Coconino Youth Fellowship Opportunity

Inspire Arizona is a youth civic leadership program that empowers students to improve their communities through voter registration, civic participation, civil discourse, and community action. Inspire Arizona offers a yearlong fellowship opportunity to at least three students from each high school and it would be great to have more students from Coconino County! Rising juniors and seniors […]

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Seeking Donations/Contributions

| May 24, 2015
Seeking Donations/Contributions

The Hopi Early Intervention Program will be hosting a Free Clothing Event for Families in Need and we are seeking donation of gently used or new clothes for children ranging in age from BIRTH to 10 years old.  Any other baby items are also appreciated.  Items may be dropped off at the Hopi Office of Special Needs […]

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