Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y celebrates 50th anniversary with variety of programs to support families, community members

Jan 18, 2022 | CCC&Y Info & Events

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

COCONINO COUNTY — As we celebrate our 50th anniversary of service in Northern Arizona, the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth stands ready in 2022 to help connect families and community members with a number of options, including free educational resources, training programs for our partners and membersmonthly virtual youth open mic sessions, city resource guides, calendars of upcoming family events and a variety of programs offered by our more than 100 individual and nonprofit members.

For families:

Resource directories —

* Send email to to provide updates on these CCC&Y-created resource guides.

CCC&Y’s electronic city bulletin boards — 


For community groups, schools, organizations:

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, in partnership with Building Community, has supported a series of programs and no cost webinars for professionals, parents and youth, to provide them skills that are needed now more than ever.

Programs —

Training — 

Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 2 online training will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 1 (MST) and 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 (MST). Members of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will receive 20 percent off both trainings. Discounts are also available for those CCC&Y members who have not taken the required Historical Trauma Specialist Certification LEVEL 1 training, that focuses on intergenerational trauma and the impact of Epigenetics, cultural dispossession, segregation & displacement of BIPOC. The sessions are presented by Iya Affo, a Culturalist and Historical Trauma Specialist. For members to receive the promo code, contact CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie at

Webinars — 

  • Strengthening Families: Protective Factors is a 1.5 hour webinar that ensures 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.
  • Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Hope in Resiliency is an hour-long webinar that examines how the effects of childhood trauma play out both personally for individuals and society.
  • Igniting Collective Action: Moving Beyond ACEs is an hour-long webinar that 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.
  • The Comprehensive Analysis of Historical Trauma webinars to go deeper into understanding trauma and healing especially concerning historical experience. This training further takes into account current issues and experiences.
  • The Self-Healing Communities with Kevin Campbell webinar is an argument for moving away from treating individuals, community members and families as the “recipient” of services, from medicalizing unlivable lives, from not acknowledging systems of injustice and a move toward the scientifically-based call to action of participation, truth and community healing.
  • Mindfulness for Professionals and Parents, an hour-long webinar that highlights the importance mindfulness holds for both individuals and for those we are working with.
  • Mindfulness Challenge For Youth is a 45-minute webinar, empowers youth and young adults with information to grow, heal, thrive and/or otherwise flourish. We are also inviting youth to find ways to become a leader in our community.
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying is an exploration of the causes and effects of bullying that is research based, connects the issue to both childhood trauma and later substance use.

All the webinars and additional information can be found at:  or by going to our Blog.

There is no charge for the webinars, but we do ask that you consider sharing with others and completing the survey.

About the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth — 

  • Our Mission: We ignite collective action that creates better lives for children and families
  • Our Vision: We imagine a world where every person lives in peace and is supported by a thriving, resilient community

How can you help? 

To help us continue and expand our mission in 2022, please consider supporting the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth through your individual, family, student or group membership

By becoming a member of CCC&Y your financial contribution helps cultivate and strengthen well-informed communities by providing education and resources, bringing stakeholders together, building new systems of communication and more. 


Also consider making a donation to support our efforts.

Our donors are integral to our purpose and deeply appreciated. Thank you!

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