Connections Spotlight: Save the Date — Kevin Campbell returns to Northern Arizona on Oct. 29

Jul 15, 2019 | CCC&Y Info & Events

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

FLAGSTAFFKevin Campbell, an internationally known youth permanency expert and founder of the Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness, will return to Flagstaff for the presentation “Self-Healing Communities- a wide-scale prevention strategy for Coconino County,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

All are highly encouraged to attend.

Campbell previously held successful presentations in Flagstaff and Page in 2017.

(County, City & Tribal departments, physical and behavioral health, child welfare, justice systems, law enforcement, advocacy groups, education, business, non-profits, community leaders and elected officials etc.) This day sets the stage for ongoing prevention planning at the policy, organizational and individual level.

  • NEAR-Informed (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs, Resilience)
  • Community voice and respect
  • Recognition of chaos, relativity and quantum theories
  • Acknowledges historical experiences
  • Trauma Informed Community approach included
  • An Estimated savings of $35 for each $1 in prevention. “A comprehensive model of building community capacity in Washington helped make dramatic reductions in rates of health issues and social problems”. Source:

*Additional Notice- CCC&Y is planning a members-reception the evening of 10/29/19 with Kevin as a special guest.  This event will be by invitation only for members and guests. 

Kevin Campbell is an internationally known youth permanency expert, founder of the Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness and developer of the Family Finding model …

Kevin also played a major role in the passing of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, one of the most significant pieces of child welfare legislation in the last 15 years…  On September 29th, 2011, President Obama signed the Children and Family Services Improvement and Innovations Actwhich also included Family Finding as an innovative strategy crucial to improving America’s child welfare system…

Kevin’s work has been featured in dozens of national publications including being twice been featured on CBS’ 60 MINUTES with Lesley Stahl, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Time Magazine. He is also featured in the award-winning documentary From Place to Place…” Source:

Kevin’s work in Australia has been to create a new Child Protection Practice Model for New South Wales: Justice Doing, Dignity Giving and Family Seeing. The model has been implemented for 18 months.  New South Wales now has the lowest rate of Child Removals of any State in Australia: 1.2 children per 1000.  The average in the United States is 3.3 Per 100.

Kevin’s current focus is on the intersection of health and mental health care and schools in offering early help to caregivers including; supporting families through their own work of healing.  Real and meaningful investments in family well-being must come much earlier than formal child welfare services.  He and his partners are seeing success in scaling down the number of children and families involved with Child Protection in communities in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Click here or on the flyer for additional information…

Self-Healing Communities Save the Date