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Building a Resilient Community

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) ignites collective action that creates better lives for children and families. As we transition from a difficult year, we are hoping more than ever that our community will come together. Childhood trauma or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have a large impact on the future health of […]

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Childhood Inequities, Neglect, Abuse Hidden in Pandemic 

Virginia Watahomigie is worried about our families. As the executive director for the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y), she knows that isolation, depression and anxiety – all conditions mental health experts say have been made worse by the pandemic – are increasingly having a negative effect on children in Arizona, particularly in rural […]

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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 […]

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