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AZHSA Educational Forum - Sex Trafficking
November 20, 2019
Pendergast Early Learning Center
3841 N. 91st Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Human trafficking is considered the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise, according to the United States Department of Justice. According to the Justice Department, "no community is immune from being affected by the exploitation of human beings for commercial sexual activity." National experts from disciplines including research, law enforcement and victim services will share how to identify sex trafficking, discuss the victim mindset and how to provide resources for a client who is being trafficked.

Cost: $30/person, includes lunch.

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AZHSA Quarterly Meeting
November 21, 2019
Pendergast Early Learning Center
3841 N. 91st Ave, Phoenix, AZ


2nd Annual Early Childhood Social-Emotional Conference
December 5-6, 2019
Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 North 25th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

The theme for the summit is Learning to Walk the Talk: Authentically Supporting Social Emotional Learning. Research tells us that it is critical to pay as much attention to young children's feelings as we do to their thinking. This conference will focus on supporting the process of moving from theory to practice with the hope that conference participants will gain practical strategies to immediately implement as they support social and emotional growth, learning and development. Our commitment is to provide support to practitioners who work with or on behalf of children birth through eight years of age from various sectors including but not limited to education, health, and early intervention. The two-day conference will be open to all early childhood education practitioners, administrators, and community partners. Cost is $175 for both days and includes breakfast, lunch & snacks. Breakfast and registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day.

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Past Events

AZHSA Quarterly Meeting
August 22, 2019

Region IX Quarterly Update

AZ Legislative Update

CCA Presentation

Read On AZ Updates

AZ Head Start Measles Presentation

Impact of New EL Legislation

HSSCO Updates

Bylaws Presentation

AZHSA Quarterly Meeting
May 16, 2019

Region IX Update

Census 2020 Schools Presentation

HSCO Updates

2020 Census Information
The 2020 Census at a Glance
Census 2020 Flyer (English)
2020 Census: The Role of Schools & Educational Organizations
The 2020 Census and Confidentiality
Counting for Dollars 2020
Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census
Census 101 - What You Need to Know (English/Spanish)

Immigration-Migrant-Refugee Forum
May 15, 2019
Presentations and Resources

Trauma and Resilience Presentation

CLASP Presentation Slides

Our Children's Fear report summarizing our findings from interviews and focus groups with early childhood providers and immigrant parents (executive summary available in Spanish)

Immigration Policy's Harmful Impacts on Early Care and Education report summarizing findings specific to early childhood programs and practitioners

Early Care and Education Programs are Sensitive Locations fact sheet summarizing sensitive locations policy (this was on the tables at the forum). We encourage programs to share this with staff and parents and to hang them in their centers! Available in English and Spanish.

The Proposed Public Charge Rule and Young Children Q & A for early childhood providers on public charge. We will be updating this resource when the final rule is published.

A Guide to Creating "Safe Space" Policies for Early Childhood Programs provides an overview of sensitive locations policies and information on how to create a safe space policy. Includes a template policy programs can adapt for their use. - Protecting Immigrant Families campaign website.

AZHSA Quarterly Meeting
November 15, 2018

Arizona's Opioid Public Health Emergency: Current Activities & Next Steps
Arizona Head Start Collaboration Office
Public Charge Rule
Legal Resources for Immigration Assistance
Proposed Public Charge Rule Change
Step by Step Guide to Submit Public Charge Comments
Arizona Head Start Association Region IX Update

Head Start Data Boot Camp
November 7, 8, & 9, 2018

Click here for Rethinking DATA Use - Action Plan

Click here for Efficiency in Data Leadership and Capacity