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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Events

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January 25, 2024 | Marijuana: The New Alcohol

 Monthly Messages

Free virtual presentations focused on building healthier communities.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

The State of the Union of Illicit Substances in the US
Presented by Doug Dolan

Doug Dolan, Chief Operating Officer for Recovery In the Pines, and nationally renown speaker, will offer a deep dive into the factors contributing to the prevalence of illicit substances in the US. Discover what is fueling this issue and gain insight into the complex nature of the problem. Learn actionable strategies for intervention and proactive steps community members can take towards building healthier communities.

Register for free

 Vaping: What Parents Should Know & Do

Thursday, February 29, 2024
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cottonwood Community School
Library | 500 E Mingus Ave, Cottonwood

Even in today’s regulated market, there continues to be a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding e-cigarettes and vaping. Join us for a brief presentation that will help clarify this trend attracting our youth.

 

• Review a brief history of the e-cigarette market, highlighting surprising gaps in regulation
• Hear about the health concerns for both nicotine and marijuana vaping
• Learn about what youth are being exposed to through vape culture and youth use trends
• Discover simple ways to talk to youth about the harms of vaping and resources to help them quit

Light snacks will be provided.

No registration is required for this free event.

Contact MATFORCE for more information at (928) 708-0100 or [email protected].

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 Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.

The course will teach you how to
apply the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) :
• Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
• Listen nonjudgmentally.
• Give reassurance and information.
• Encourage appropriate professional help.
• Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

 

In-Person Course

Saturday, March 23, 2024
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
**Registration ends 3/22/24**

Prescott Valley Police Dept.
Training Room
7601 E. Skoog Blvd.
Prescott Valley, AZ

Virtual Course

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
**Registration ends 2/21/24**

Please note that 2 hours of pre-work is required to be completed by Wednesday, February 28th, in order to participate in this virtual course.

Registration is free for both classes.
Contact MATFORCE at (928) 708-0100 or [email protected] to register today.

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 From Inmate to Citizen

Understanding the excitement, fear, and challenges when transitioning from prison into the community

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated? Incarceration affects the incarcerated individual and their loved ones after release.

Learn about:

  • Difficulties people experience transitioning from prison into the community
  • The different thinking and processing skills between someone who is incarcerated and someone who is not
  • Identify differences in prison culture and daily life
  • Increase awareness about generational trauma
  • Keys to successful reintegration
  • How to communicate with returning individuals
  • How a community can help individuals return home successfully

Now Virtual Only
Wednesday, March 27, 2024  |  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Virtual (Zoom): Register Here

Questions? Contact [email protected] or (928) 708-0100

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 Monthly Messages

Free virtual presentations focused on building healthier communities.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Exploring Initial Insights: Unveiling Preliminary Findings from the Overdose Fatality Review Board
Presented by Merilee Fowler

This presentation provides an early glimpse into critical data collected on 2023 overdose deaths in Yavapai County. With initial insights on trends, risk factors, and potential interventions as a foundational platform for further analysis and strategic responses for reducing overdose fatalities in our community.

Register for free

 From Inmate to Citizen

Understanding the excitement, fear, and challenges when transitioning from prison into the community

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated? Incarceration affects the incarcerated individual and their loved ones after release.

Learn about:

  • Difficulties people experience transitioning from prison into the community
  • The different thinking and processing skills between someone who is incarcerated and someone who is not
  • Identify differences in prison culture and daily life
  • Increase awareness about generational trauma
  • Keys to successful reintegration
  • How to communicate with returning individuals
  • How a community can help individuals return home successfully

Now Virtual Only
Wednesday, August 21, 2024  |  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Virtual (Zoom): Register Here

Questions? Contact [email protected] or (928) 708-0100

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 Monthly Youth Drug and Alcohol Impact Panel


 

 

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

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 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 [email protected]

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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