Tag: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

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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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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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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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

| February 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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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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Connections Spotlight — Childhood Inequities, Neglect, Abuse Hidden in Pandemic

| January 4, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Childhood Inequities, Neglect, Abuse Hidden in Pandemic

Those in the social service industry are worried about our families. Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie says isolation, depression and anxiety – all conditions that can be made worse by the pandemic – are increasingly having a negative effect on children in Arizona, particularly in rural areas where resources are less available than in larger cities and distances to travel for support are far greater. She’s encouraging individuals and communities to resolve to make a difference in children’s lives in the New Year.

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Connections Spotlight — Members of CCC&Y want to wish you a beautiful holiday season, but be aware of additional stresses facing family members and neighbors

| December 22, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Members of CCC&Y want to wish you a beautiful holiday season, but be aware of additional stresses facing family members and neighbors

n a new Public Service Announcement released this week, members of CCC&Y want to wish you a beautiful holiday season, but also be aware the additional challenges facing family members and neighbors this year.

“The holiday season is about joy, peace, giving and gratitude, but not everyone feels the magic. This year COVID fatigue can add stress already brought on by colder weather, shorter days or grief and loss.”

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