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Thursday, October 6, 2022


 Did you miss a webinar?

Watch recorded webinars online

Looking for a webinar that you might have missed seeing live? Find all of our recorded webinars here.


Please note: Registration is required to view any recorded webinar.

 My Ascension

My Ascension: A Documentary Film and Movement to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide
Wednesday, October 5, 2022  |  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Glassford Hill Middle School Auditorium - 6901 Panther Path, Prescott Valley


Friday, October 7, 2022 | 6:00 pm
The Launch Pad | 424 6th St. Prescott

This documentary is appropriate for middle school and high school-age students, parents, and community members wanting to make a difference. Mental health professionals will be on hand before, during, and after the showing for support and to answer questions. 


A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States.

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 ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 10:00 am

The Adverse Childhood Experience study revealed so much information about how our early experiences shape our adult lives. This class will introduce the ACE study and help explain what the data tells us. Having an understanding of the significance of ACEs in ourselves and others will help us see behaviors and choices in a different light.

Registration open soon!


 Dump the Drugs

Safely and easily dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. Keep them out of the wrong hands!

  • Medications flushed down your toilet end up in our lakes, rivers, and groundwater.
  • Clean out your medicine cabinet. Bring your expired or unused medication for proper disposal.

For more information:
(928) 708-0100

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 Attachment and Attunement

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 10:00 am

This training will look at our own attachment styles using a “soft” adult attachment interview. Stacey will lead discussions around how we are influenced by this in our parenting, work, relationships, etc... She will also discuss the in-utero experience and its long-term effects on attachment and emotional regulation.



Registration open soon!


 Communication: Why Won�t You Listen to Me?

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 10:00 am

Communication skills are vital to our ability to connect with others. Often, children with developmental trauma have an inability to appropriately communicate their needs. This leads to challenging behaviors and broken relationships. Gain insight into how humans communicate, and through basic understanding, how we can learn to have more positive interactions with others.

Registration open soon!


 Parenting Teens in the Digital World

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 10:00 am

Join Darren and Stacey as they discuss navigating a digital world that is pursuing our children. Technology can be good, but it can also cause harm. As more and more children are given access to smartphones, we are seeing an increase in mental health issues, sleep problems, and learning delays. Now add in the dynamic of a brain that has been affected by early adversity, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Registration open soon!


 Networking for Solutions

Working together to create positive change in our communities.






Are you a member of another networking group? Come share what networking groups you belong to, or are aware of, in the community currently. There are many options out there right now. Those not plugged in may find a networking group that fits for them.

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm | Development Services Conference Room, 1120 Commerce Drive, Prescott
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm | Community Room, Spectrum Healthcare Group, 8 E. Cottonwood Street, Cottonwood

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to or (928) 708-0100.


 Parenting Education Classes

MATFORCE partners with multiple organizations to offer FREE parenting education classes across the county.

Common Sense Parenting

In this 6-weeks parenting education course learn:

•    Discipline through positive teaching
•    Encouraging good behavior and preventing problems
•    Correcting problem behaviors
•    Creating family routines and traditions
•    How to talk to your kids about drugs
•    ...and more!

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


 Monthly Youth Drug and Alcohol Impact Panel



View more information and the current schedule of classes click here.


 Are you caring for a child in your home?

Check out these free kinship support groups

Kinship families are relationships between individuals who are thought of as having family ties. Examples include grandparents raising grandchildren, aunts and uncles caring for nieces or nephews, or foster families.

This support group is hosted virtually by Jennifer Pratt, a grandmother raising her grandchild. Please join us for discussions that help us to take care of ourselves while caring for others. Meetings will include a check-in, discussion topics, resources, and addressing current barriers.

When: Monthly group meeting times will be determined by YOU. Please share your availability by calling or texting Jennifer at (928) 273-3388 or email her at aliveinnature@

July | Self Care

These sessions will include introductions to tools for self-care, meditation, healthy eating, tapping, and self-forgiveness. Taking care of yourself helps you support the people you love.


August | Meeting Your Child Where They Are

A nine-year-old from hard places may not be developmentally where a typical child is at. This month will center on useful tools to use at home. Discussions will incorporate the life book, begin understanding their behavior, and getting to know your child.

September | Setting Limits and Boundaries

Children feel safer with boundaries. Learn how to design limits for a peaceful household as well as guardianship boundaries that will support the new family structure.


October | Resources for Life Management

How to manage time for yourself. A review of
what’s working and where to find more tips, techniques, and summer fun ideas.




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 - Gurley Street Station and Williamson Valley Substation
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Prescott Campus
Verde Valley Area
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • NAH-Camp Verde Primary Care
  • Clarkdale Police Dept.
  • Cottonwood Police Dept.
  • Jerome Police Dept.
  • Sedona Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Clarkdale Campus
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