March 25 PCFYI: Bonding through books, investing in flood control

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Newsletter 2

March 25, 2022 - Volume 7, No. 6

Reading 2gether

Building relationships one book at a time

A dynamic collaboration between a court, a county and a state agency launched a baby and toddler literacy program designed to promote meaningful connections between parents and their children in foster care.

“Reading 2Gether,” sponsored by the Pima County Juvenile Court Center, Pima County Public Defense Services/Office of Children’s Counsel and the Arizona Department of Child Safety, aims to nurture childhood literacy, strengthen language development and enhance family bonding opportunities.


TB Clinic

World TB Day shines light on often-forgotten disease

Dr. David Yost, director of the Pima County Health Department Tuberculosis Clinic, talks about tuberculosis as a "somewhat forgotten disease" but reminds us that TB can become a serious respiratory ailment if not detected and treated early.

The TB clinic can help. 


Shields and Shepp

Investments in flood control systems result in District’s updated FEMA status

Decades of County investments in flood control systems and technology have created  a safer community, increased protection of natural spaces and soon will result in lower flood-insurance premiums for many residents.  

Beginning April 1, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District will be upgraded to a Class 3 Community as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


art image

View this Library art exhibit from the comfort of your computer

Every March since 1994, the Pima County Public Library has exhibited artwork from local youth artists at the Joel Valdez Main Library.

The High School Art Invitational is online only this year. More than 20 art and photography teachers responded to our call and submitted over 100 images and videos of student work, including “Displaced” (above), by Sophie R.


sick pets

Keep your pets safe from poisons

March 20 marked the start of National Animal Poison Prevention Week, which makes it a good time to remind pet owners of springtime dangers such as plants, herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides.

Take a look around your home, both inside and out, and identify any potential dangers for your pet. Here are some tips:

  • Secure chemicals in a location your pets can’t access
  • Keep medicines secure
  • Dispose of harmful foods or keep them out of your pet’s reach
  • Explore your yard for poisonous plants and bulbs
  • Remind guests that you don’t feed your pet table scraps
  • Keep the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center phone number handy: (888) 426-4435