Tag: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

LGBTQA+ open mic in partnership with One.n.ten and Pflag a heartwarming success! CCC&Y to host next youth open mic on March 7

| March 2, 2021
LGBTQA+ open mic in partnership with One.n.ten and Pflag a heartwarming success! CCC&Y to host next youth open mic on March 7

Our LGBTQA+ open mic in partnership with One.n.ten and Pflag was a heartwarming success! We had seven youth performers between 11-24years old and 17 folks in the audience. One.n.ten ensured a safe space for all by opening with their safe space guidelines focused on respect, confidentiality, and my personal favorite, “don’t yuck someone else’s yum.” A reminder to enter the space with an open mind. Our minds and hearts exploded with gratitude for the youth. Their vulnerability was most definitely courageous!

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Connection Spotlight — Students, families, community benefit with CCC&Y partnership with the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA)

| March 2, 2021
Connection Spotlight — Students, families, community benefit with CCC&Y partnership with the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA)

From providing professional development training to educators, to informing parents and education advocates about policy and legislative reforms, the political process, school improvement efforts, and local events around education — students, families and the community have benefited from the long term partnership between CCC&Y and the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA).

The Coalition has provided a variety ongoing professional development in recent years including Trauma Informed Care training for educators at the Flagstaff Unified School District and other districts throughout Coconino County.

FUSD reported that more than 1,500 professionals were in attendance for virtual webinar presented in 2020 by CCC&Y.

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Next CCC&Y Youth ‘Creativity Calling’ virtual showcase to be held on March 7

| March 1, 2021
Next CCC&Y Youth ‘Creativity Calling’ virtual showcase to be held on March 7

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 now on Instagram

| February 23, 2021
CCC&Y now on Instagram

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth can now be found on Instagram HERE

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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’s ‘Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs’ free webinar now available

| February 9, 2021
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s ‘Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs’ free webinar now available

Imagine a community in which the effects of childhood trauma are clearly understood, the impact of inequitable experience is acknowledged, and people are aligned toward creating equitable access to assets and protective factors that support positive life outcomes. This hour-long free training explores the roadmap to creating change at the community and system level by using the findings of both leadership research and today’s thought leaders.

Trainer: Virginia Watahomigie, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

Attendees comments:

“Well done yet again; you have flung open my heart & now I can head into my change leadership work in the right alignment; heart & head” “Thank You… there was so much in this presentation.  I’m proud of CCC&Y…” “This training was truly amazing and can be used no matter your walk in life…I hope that everyone and anyone takes advantage of this presentation. It really can make a difference.”

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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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CCC&Y to present ‘Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs’ on Jan. 27

| January 25, 2021
CCC&Y to present ‘Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs’ on Jan. 27

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will present Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 via Zoom. Click here to register.

Imagine a community in which the effects of childhood trauma are clearly understood, the impact of inequitable experience is acknowledged, and people are aligned toward creating equitable access to assets and protective factors that support positive life outcomes. This training will explore the roadmap to creating change at the community and system level by using the findings of both leadership research and today’s thought leaders.

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Statement from CCC&Y — Seeking true justice, equity and peace for all

| January 12, 2021
Statement from CCC&Y — Seeking true justice, equity and peace for all

Acknowledging the collective fear caused by current events feels essential to us as an organization. (On Jan. 6) we watched the violent penetration of an institution that is intended to represent the voice of the people.  While we are in a movement to address trauma, reduce toxic stress, and injustice, in this moment, all of that seems to keep piling on.  We also acknowledge that the Capitol building has not historically or currently been a place of equitable access or representation from all voices, and yet it represents one place where the marginalized and their allies can shape justice and create a truer democracy. It is our intention to hold the community and each other in this wound, offer care, and continue our work of trauma healing here in Coconino County. With open hearts, may we continue to recognize our humanity and oneness while we move forward toward true justice, equity and peace for all.   

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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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