Tag: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

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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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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Connections Spotlight: Watch WEBINAR- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency

| May 12, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Watch WEBINAR- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency

CCC&Y has created this hour-long webinar because the effects of childhood trauma play out both personally for individuals, but also, have tremendous costs for society.  There is so much that all of us can be doing to mitigate these outcomes.  There is no charge for this webinar, but we do ask that you consider sharing with others and complete the survey.

According to one participant: “Though I am familiar with the topic of ACES, each time I participate in training, I learn something new. Your model of ACES presented a light of hope with interventions that can occur at each level.” “It was a great training and I look forward to more in the future.” “I am recommending this training to several folks…” “Thank you for providing amazing webinars…” “Very good training.”

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Increases Its Prevention Work

| May 5, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Increases Its Prevention Work

We need the entire community to get involved. According to the 2018 Arizona Youth survey 70.5% of Coconino County 10th graders had a low commitment to school and 50.6% of 8th graders witnessed another punched, kicked, choked or beaten. The Arizona ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Consortium estimates 1,210 children in Coconino County have 5 or more ACEs.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth on ACES, Mindfulness, other topics

| April 27, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents series of no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth on ACES, Mindfulness, other topics

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has created a series of webinars for professionals, parents and youth, to skills that are needed now more than every in our current stay-safe-at home-society.

In our hour-long webinar on Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences; Hope in Resiliency, participants will learn how the effects of childhood trauma play out both personally for individuals, along with having tremendous costs for society. According to one participant:

“Though I am familiar with the topic of ACES, each time I participate in training, I learn something new. Your model of ACES presented a light of hope with interventions that can occur at each level.” “It was a great training and I look forward to more in the future.” “I am recommending this training to several folks…” “Thank you for providing amazing webinars…” “Very good training.”

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Connections Spotlight: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — Time to Get Involved

| April 13, 2020
Connections Spotlight: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — Time to Get Involved

CC&Y will host upcoming webinars this week and next. They include: “Mindfulness for Adults and Professionals:” “Adverse Childhood Experience/ Resiliency:” “Mindfulness for Youth:”

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Connections Spotlight: Understanding How Positive Community Factors Can Prevent Substance Abuse in Youth

| March 26, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Understanding How Positive Community Factors Can Prevent Substance Abuse in Youth

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) strives to prevent substance abuse and other negative outcomes in adulthood by understanding the effects of childhood traumatic experience and mobilizing community action. Research shows that Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, contribute to the likelihood of addiction. Sadly, however, 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.”

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POSTPONED: 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference

| March 23, 2020
POSTPONED: 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference

The 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference has been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus emergency. Our hearts and thoughts are with those who are currently being deeply disrupted during this time.  We know this change will be deeply supported by all of our partners and this challenge pales in comparison to what many are going through now. We are working on rescheduling the event to June, or in a few months depending on the status of the Coronavirus emergency. More details to come. 

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y partners with Building Community to increase prevention initiatives

| March 10, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y partners with Building Community to increase prevention initiatives

CCC&Y is excited to partner with Building Community.  Leadership expansion is an important pillar of Self-Healing communities.  It is our intent to increase voice, connection and partnership throughout the county through this very targeted service.  We have engaged Rene to help increase our reach for prevention initiatives, support our child abuse and substance abuse prevention strategies across the county and to assist with increasing our NEAR-informed (neuroscience, epigenetics, ACES and Resiliency) capacity

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CCC&Y Conducts Groundbreaking Assessment, more news

| February 25, 2020
CCC&Y Conducts Groundbreaking Assessment, more news

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has completed and released a Needs Assessment that connects much research around Adverse Childhood Experiences and protective factors to help guide a map of community healing.  It also contains much of the data around needs in Coconino County, specifically regarding substance abuse. 

Please feel free to use for your data needs, grants and speaking points for community understanding. We are using this to guide our prevention work.

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