Tag: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

LGBTQ+ Youth Opportunity — seeking youth 12-24 to join Youth Pride Event Planning Committee

| April 30, 2021
LGBTQ+ Youth Opportunity — seeking youth 12-24 to join Youth Pride Event Planning Committee

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth, Flagstaff Library, and One•n•ten encourage youth to support planning our Coconino Youth Pride virtual event scheduled for June 26th at 4 p.m. We are leaning on our community’s youth-serving organizations and programs to recruit and encourage youth to share their skills and leadership.

Participating youth will steer event planning through participation in five planning meetings May-July 2021. Whether they’re are skilled in graphics for flyers, recruiting other youth, community promotion, MCing, or moderating a chat…we need them!

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May 2 — CCC&Y to present Youth ‘Creativity Calling’ virtual showcase

| April 30, 2021
May 2 — CCC&Y to present Youth ‘Creativity Calling’ virtual showcase

Thank you!

This pandemic is challenging for all of us. CCC&Y has a weekly virtual meeting for parents and caregivers to connect and share resources. We have also launched  “Creativity Calling,” specifically for youth! This monthly virtual opportunity provides youth a chance to share their thoughts and feelings through the arts. We are seeking youth to share their music, visual art, poetry, dance, theater, or cultural sharing!

Each month four youth will have a 10-minute spotlight.

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CCC&Y — How do we prevent child abuse?

| April 27, 2021
CCC&Y — How do we prevent child abuse?

April is child abuse prevention month. Some may not realize that 24,093 child abuse reports were acted on in six months during 2020. (www.azcourts.gov/casa/Child-Welfare/Child-Welfare-Stats) . With such a large number, we may ask, “What can one person do?”

Here are a few suggestions:

Train your brain.
Take at least a few minutes each day to be aware of your thoughts’ pace, take note of your emotions, and give awareness to your sensations. Use this practice to increase your awareness. Addressing your needs comes later. Take regular mindfulness breaks to be and let thoughts float by like clouds. In our hurried society, pausing from “doing” may seem insignificant. However, over time you will reap the benefits and realize how impactful mindful breaks can be. Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth has a monthly mindfulness opportunity. Email virginia@coconinokids.org for more information or to be added to the mindfulness listserve.

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Connections Spotlight — Creativity Takes Courage. Next CCC&Y Youth Expression event on May 2

| April 27, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Creativity Takes Courage. Next CCC&Y Youth Expression event on May 2

Adolescence is a complex and emotional transition from childhood to adulthood. It’s a time of establishing an identity and taking new (hopefully healthy) risks to expand your sense of self and capabilities. It’s a time when peers are of utmost importance, and we crave belonging.

Creativity Calling meets all of these critical needs from expression to connection! The arts are an opportunity to express yourself and interact with the world. Art expression allows us the chance to access our deepest and most

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April 27 — CCC&Y to present ‘Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework’ webinars

| April 26, 2021
April 27 — CCC&Y to present ‘Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework’ webinars

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will present a new “Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework” webinars:

Co-hosted by the Grand Canyon PTA

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27
• Contact secretary@grandcanyonschoolpta.org to register

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Connections Spotlight — Getting Involved in Community

| April 20, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Getting Involved in Community

A variety of organizations took part in a discussion hosted by the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth on the important role community members can play in the development of resilience of youth, caregivers and family by mentoring and supporting connections during a webinar presented by CCC&Y on April 14.

The free webinar, please click here, is designed to help those interested in the variety of mentorship programs in Coconino County. During the webinar, various speakers shared information about their organizations and the need for mentors.

Partners participating in the webinar included Arizona’s Children Association, AZ1.27, Big Brothers Big Sisters Flagstaff, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Coconino County, the Family Involvement Center and Native Americans for Community Action (NACA).

Grant funding was provided by Arizona Department of Child Safety and Health Choice Arizona.

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CCC&Y — Local individuals, organizations to schedule their own Connection virtual session at no cost

| April 13, 2021
CCC&Y — Local individuals, organizations to schedule their own Connection virtual session at no cost

Local individuals, organizations now have the opportunity to schedule their own Connection virtual session at no cost.

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has transition from its weekly Family Connection Zoom Meetings to this option for parents, caregiver and professionals in our community.

The sessions, hosted by CCC&Y and facilitated through a partnership with Building Community — Family Centered Solutions, are open to faith schools and community groups to bring their group together to share connection and support.

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CCC&Y launching a new ‘Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework’ opportunity

| April 4, 2021
CCC&Y launching a new ‘Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework’ opportunity

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is launching a new “Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework” opportunity where community groups, schools or organizations can schedule their own no cost overview or factor specific virtual training.

The program will support their efforts in the areas of:

Resiliency
Social Connection
Concrete Support in Times of Need,
Knowledge of Child Development
Children’s Social Emotional Development 

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Connections Spotlight — New look, sharpened focus coming to Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

| March 30, 2021
Connections Spotlight — New look, sharpened focus coming to Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

We are excited to announce that NAU’s Visual Design Lab students helped us redesign our logo in preparation of our 50th anniversary next year.

The colors and design fit in the the CCC&Y ‘s Mission Statement (We ignite collective action that creates better lives for children and families) and our Purpose Statement (We imagine a world where every person lives in peace and is supported by a thriving, resilient community).

Teal combines the calming properties of blue with the renewal qualities of green. It is a revitalizing and rejuvenating color that also represents open communication and clarity of thought.

Turquoise {or teal} helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It presents as a friendly and happy color enjoying life. In color psychology, the color turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability.
Look for more changes to appear on CCC&Y ‘s website, weekly newsletter and other marketing materials in the coming weeks.

As part of those changes, please take advantage of the following new membership options:

Click here to become an individual or family member of CCC&Y 

Click here to become an organization member of CCC&Y

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CCC&Y provides a variety of options to help families during 2021

| March 29, 2021
CCC&Y provides a variety of 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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