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 Counterfeit / Illicit / Mimic / Fake

Fentanyl Pills May be Counterfeit, But the Problem is Real

| Virtual Event |  Monday, December 7, 2020   -  10:00 am to 11:00 am

 

Law enforcement has seized thousands of fentanyl pills bound for our communities. Overdose deaths involving fentanyl are on the rise in our county. Since November 2018, seven teens have died from a fentanyl overdose. The fentanyl pills hurting our communities may be counterfeit, but the problem is real.

Register today to learn about the difference between prescription fentanyl and its many pharmaceutical uses, and illicit fentanyl. Hear about how counterfeit fentanyl is manufactured, how it has made its way into our communities, and what law enforcement is doing to stop this deadly epidemic.

Presenters: Dr. Paul Braithwaite, Physician Anesthesiologist, Yavapai Regional Medical Center & Sgt. Jarrod Winfrey, Yavapai County Sherrif’s Office

Register here for this free webinar.

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 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!
 

Now a virtual event!
Saturday, December 12, 2020  | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
To register for this training contact info@YavapaiReentryProject.org or (928) 708-0100.
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 Kinship Family Tools for the COVID World

a 3-part virtual series for professionals that support kinship families

Kinship Virtual Learning Series

Drawing on almost 2 decades of helping parents, caregivers, and educators create and maintain positive growth and learning environments for children, Sandi Cheney will equip professionals with tools to assist the kinship families they work with.

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.

  • Session One: Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Calming the Chaos with Choices - Learn how to run your household with less frustration.
  • Session Two: Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Monitoring Children - What’s going on when you’re not looking?
  • Session Three: Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    What’s Causing Tempers to Flare? - Discover how to magically neutralize arguments.

Register today for this free training series for professionals - matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100

This free event is sponsored by the Kinship Committee and MATFORCE.
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 Teaching through the Holidays

a Trauma Lens Care training

 

Wednedsay, December 2, 2020
10:00 am to 11:15 am

| VIRTUAL EVENT |

The holidays can hold triggers and traumas for our students. Statistically, we can know that at least 2 to 3 students in every classroom across the country has encountered trauma during the holiday season. It’s a stressful time of year for so many families. And this means that it might be stressful time of year in your classroom.

Drawing from her experience as a teacher and mother of children from hard places, TLC Director Stacey Gagnon, R.N., will discuss the importance of a trauma-informed teaching approach and strategies that will help teachers to learn how to be intentional in supporting their students during the holiday season. It is critical that we are aware of how the holiday season may impact our students, and implement strategies to minimize the negative impact. We need to be intentional in creating a supportive classroom that recognizes this trauma and supports students.

A question and answer period will be available at the end of the training.

RSVP today for this free TLC training. Contact MATFORCE at matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100.
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 Parenting through the Holidays

a Trauma Lens Care training

VIRTUAL EVENT

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
10:00 am to 11:15 am

 

 

The holidays can hold triggers and trauma for our foster and/or adopted children. It is often a time of great sadness and despair; a time of loneliness and felt rejections. For them, the holidays might be a time to survive, not celebrate.

TLC Director Stacey Gagnon, R.N., will help parents understand what is happening within the brain of a child during what is supposed to be "the most wonderful time of the year." Learn tips and techniques to calm the brain and help build new traditions. Receive help with structure and routine, and also discuss how parents can manage their own stress. This is your survival guide to parenting through the holidays.

A question and answer period will be available at the end of the training.

RSVP today for this free virtual TLC training. Contact MATFORCE to register - matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100
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 Help for Navigating a COVID World

A series of trauma-informed workshops to educate and assist parents, caregivers, teachers, and other helping professionals experiencing adversity during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

For Parents and Caregivers


[Virtual Event] Adverse Childhood Experiences and How They Affect Brain Development
Friday, December 11, 2020  |  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presenter: Beth Dunn, Counselor, Yavapai Education Service Agency
Using a trauma-informed approach, Beth will explore the primary role of early childhood experiences on brain development and functioning, identify intervention strategies that ensure a better healing, explore the critical roles regulation and relationship play in healing and the additional challenges working through a pandemic are placing on youth, caregivers and community supports.  

To register for this free virtual training contact MATFORCE at matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100.

View more information here.

[Virtual Event] Kinship Family Conversations- How to Work Through COVID Interferences - for Families
Tuesday, January 6, 2021 | TBD
Presenter: Stacey Gagnon

Embracing Yourself During the New Normal: Embracing Ourselves So We Can be There for Them - for Caregivers
Saturday, January 16, 2021 | TBD
Presenter: Beth Dunn

Today’s Challenges for Caregivers
Saturday, February 20, 2021  |  TBD
Presenter: Beth Dunn

 

For Teachers and Other Professionals


[Virtual Event] Helping Your Families Navigate Learning and Strengthen Their Home Environment
Tuesday, December 15, 2020  |  9:00 am to 11:00 am
Presenter: Stacey Gagnon

Using a trauma-informed approach, Stacey will discuss those seemingly out of control and scary behaviors, and how they are actually coming from a place of survival and unmet needs. Participants will learn about how early childhood trauma affects a child's social and emotional development and how often parents and caregivers can misinterpret their child’s behavior and end up angry and scared. This class will help participants understand and support families raising children from hard places. Stacey will discuss the stress model, the effects of COVID on children, and how to create an environment that helps manage difficult behaviors. 

To register for this free virtual training contact MATFORCE at matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100.

View more information here.

Embracing Yourself During the New Normal: Embracing Ourselves So We Can be There for Them - for Professionals
Friday, January 15, 2021 | TBD
Presenter: Beth Dunn

Today’s Challenges for Teachers
Saturday, March 27, 2021  | TBD
Presenter: Stacey Gagnon

Today’s Challenges for Professionals
Friday, April 2, 2021  |  TBD
Presenter: Beth Dunn

 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.

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

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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