safeTALK: Suicide Altertness for Everyone

Two suicide prevention workshops




Friday, November 9, 2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  OR       Friday, November 16, 2018
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK teaches participants to recognize these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide.

Attend the half-day safeTALK program and learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present.
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked.
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide.

Who should attend the workshop?

  • By providing a universal model with adaptable components, safeTALK offers useful skills to every audience.
  • Anyone over the age of 15 can attend.
  • Formal caregivers use safeTALK skills, but students, teachers, first responders, public and private employees and professional athletes also benefit from the program.

What can I expect?

  • safeTALK is a powerful experience.
  • You’ll feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful.
  • At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a chance to practice these new skills.

Register for the November 9th workshop here or the November 16th workshop here.

Registration:, registration closes 3 days before each class
Cost: $20, includes a safeTalk Participant Resource Kit
Location: Prevent Child Abuse Arizona ~ Malouff Community Room
3298 Bob Drive, Prescott Valley

These workshops are presented in part by a collaboration with MATFORCE and the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yavapai County.


 Community Coach training

Are you interested in making a real difference in your community and having a positive impact on a person's life?

Be a part of making your community a better place for everyone! Become a Community Coach today through our proven successful mentoring program.
Volunteer coaches give formerly incarcerated individuals the opportunity
» for community support
» to create hope for their future
» to restore and rebuild their lives
while also building and strengthening our communities.
Receive free training to learn needed skills for working one-on-one in helping provide referrals, emotional support and resources for former inmates. No experience, prior qualifications or education is needed.
All that is needed is the desire to help!
 “Community coaches provide vital support for formerly incarcerated individuals during their first year of reentry. The most important characteristics that a community coach possesses are a listening ear, an open mind, and a caring heart.”
        -- Rich Young

Prescott Valley

Step One Coffee House
6719 E. 2nd Street, Prescott Valley
     Saturday, December 15, 2018
     10:00 am to 2:00 pm
     Lunch will be served.

8056 E Valley Rd, Ste B, Prescott Valley
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019


Cottonwood Rec Center
150 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019

To register for this free class contact Brenda at or (928) 708-0100.


 Parenting Education Classes

Parenting is hard work.  We're here to help.MATFORCE partners with multiple organizations to offer FREE parenting education classes across the county.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 

A 6-week class on how to reduce the stress of parenting and raise respectful, responsible children.

Guiding Good Choices 

Find answers on how to improve the bond with your child, increase child involvement in the family, and reduce the risk of teenage drug use and other stressful behaviors in this 5-week class.

Click here to view a calendar of FREE parenting classes and workshops.

 Connecting Communities Symposium

Please join us for the inaugural Connecting Communities Symposium!

Registration is closed due to capacity.

Topics will address community health, family violence, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, and more. The unique collaborative efforts that are successful in Yavapai County will also be highlighted. Opportunities to ask questions and engage with the panelists will be available throughout the day.

Special Guest Panel Moderator: Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney
Featured panelists include:
•  Chief Debora Black, Prescott Police Department
•  Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services
•  Chief Gerald Monahan, Yavapai College Police Department
•  Commander Nate Auvenshine, Partners Against Narcotic Trafficking
•  Shawn Hatch, Chief Clinical Officer, West Yavapai Guidance Center

•  John Schuderer, Chair, Yavapai County Suicide Prevention Coalition
•  Commander Jeff Newnum, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
•  Robin Burke, Stepping Stones
•  John Morris, Chief of Adult Probation
•  Kristie Hambrick, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
•  Jessi Hans, Coalition for Compassion and Justice
•  Carole Benedict, US Vets
•  Jennifer Martinez, Spectrum Health Care
Registration is closed for this event.

Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

During normal business hours...
Greater Prescott Area:
  • Chino Valley Police Dept.
  • Prescott Police Dept.
  • Prescott Valley Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
  • Yavapai College Police Department
Verde Valley Area
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • Clarkdale Police Dept.
  • Cottonwood Police Dept.
  • Jerome Police Dept.
  • Sedona Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Flyer with address and phone info

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