Michelle Saint Hilarie Invited to Join Early Childhood Innovation Network

Michelle Saint Hilarie, the Senior Statewide Director of the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) network, operated by Child & Family Resources, was selected this past July to join OpenIDEO’s new Early Childhood Innovation Network. As a founding member of this network, Saint Hilarie will help guide the development and direction of this new resource.

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Building Bright Futures Wins Losos Prize for Excellence

Building Bright Futures Wins Losos Prize for Excellence

Members of Child and Family Resources Building Bright Futures program team were recently honored by the Parents as Teachers national center (the accrediting agency for Building Bright Futures) with a Losos Prize for Excellence. The Parents as Teachers national center recognizes two exemplary affiliates each year through the Losos Prize. One affiliate is awarded the Losos Prize for Excellence and another affiliate is awarded the Losos Prize for Innovation. These affiliates are honored at the Parents as Teachers national conference, and receive a $5,000 award to support activities that further their work.   

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Summer is a Time for Celebration

Summer is a Time for Celebration

Child & Family Resources was excited to celebrate families across the state who successfully graduated from a 3-5 year home-visitation program. Participants of Building Bright Futures and Healthy Families programs across the state commemorated this significant achievement with pomp and circumstance during the months of May and June.

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Generous First Things First Grant Funds Critical Services for New Parents in Pinal County

Generous First Things First Grant Funds Critical Services for New Parents in Pinal County

This past May 2018, CFR was thrilled to learn funding had been approved for a new proposal in Pinal County, which combines CFR’s two successful home-visitation programs to offer support to new moms. This innovative program will offer a blended model of providing both Healthy Families (HF) and Parents as Teachers (PAT) under one roof, in a rural community.

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CFR Steps In to Save Healthy Families Program in Lake Havasu City

CFR Steps In to Save Healthy Families Program in Lake Havasu City

This past spring, Child & Family Resources was asked by the state to take over the contract for Healthy Families in Lake Havasu City when the previous agency stepped down. CFR has an established office in Kingman, making this the second location in Mohave County with Healthy Families services available when the office officially opened in April 2018.

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Calling All Youth Leaders!

Child & Family Resources is getting ready for our Youth Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) gain valuable experience working in leadership roles to influence the community and make it a better place for everyone. Former YAC members have gone on to the Youth Leadership Team for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, SIROW’s Youth Advisory Board, the Women’s Foundation UNIDAS Advisory Group, as well as college scholarships and more!

YAC members also receive lunch every day they attend, program-related gifts and giveaways, and gift cards!

Download YAC Information Sheet

Qualifications

Youth Advisory Members must be:

  • Ages 11 to 20
  • Living, working, or attending school in Pima, Cochise, or Santa Cruz County
  • Willing and able to attend all meetings and events (see 2017-2018 schedule)

Transportation is only provided for the Retreat. Youth are responsible for arranging their own transportation for all other events.


A Mandatory Orientation for anyone interested in applying will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 * 10 am-11 am. You must attend in order to apply.


Keep kids safe! Car Seat Installation Checks.

When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives.

Child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers. (Safe Kids Worldwide) Unfortunately, 73 percent of car seats across the country are used or installed incorrectly, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. (Safe Kids Worldwide)

Healthy Families, a program of Child & Family Resources, has 4 technicians trained in proper car seat installation. We are able to install car seats for anyone in the community and we are able to do car seat checks to make sure the car seat presently being used isn’t expired, recalled, correct fit, or correctly installed. 

 Friday, February 17th Car Seat Clinic

If you or anyone needs a car seat or check please fill out the form above and send it back to Serina Cota at scota@cfraz.org. She will then call you to set up an appointment for installation or check.  

With an appointment, installations/checks happen every 3rd Friday from 11:30-1:30,

Please note the car seats are for children newborns to 60 lbs. Please fill out the form completely so we can let you know if your child will be the right fit for the car seat.  

Over the next year, with funds and support from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant, Healthy Families’ 13 National Child Passenger Safety Program certified technicians will provide and properly install 200 free car seats to families in the Healthy Families program. Using the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines and "SafeKids" training program, Healthy Families will also educate 800 families in the community on the importance of child restraint systems (car or booster seat) for all children under eight years old and 4'9" tall.

The Car Seat Safety Program will serve Kingman, Bullhead City, Yuma, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Tucson, Nogales, Sierra Vista, and Safford.