Opioid Overdose Prevention Training

With 790 Arizona residents dead from opioid overdoses last year, Governor Ducey has declared the opioid crisis in Arizona a public health emergency. According to the Arizona Republic, the declaration seeks to expand distribution of the overdose-reversal drug naloxone, develop new guidelines for health-care providers on responsible prescribing, and expand access to drug treatment options.

Register today to learn how community members can be involved in turning the tide of this public health crisis. Participants will learn information about opioid overdose – what it looks like and how to respond. Discuss the details about Arizona’s naloxone law for overdose prevention, and learn how to use naloxone to rescue an overdose victim. Injectable naloxone kits will be distributed to eligible participants and agencies.

Presenter: Ivan Anderson
Paramedic/Fireman – Verde Valley Fire Dept and MATFORCE Speakers Bureau Member

Register today for this FREE training in Cottonwood or Prescott Valley! Lunch is provided.
matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100

Cottonwood

Monday, August 7, 2017 ~ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Verde Valley Medical Center ~ Conference Rooms A&B
269 S Candy Lane, Cottonwood

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Prescott Valley

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 ~ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Step One Coffee House ~ Large Conference Room
6719 E 2nd St, Ste C, Prescott Valley

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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 we, as a community, can help individuals return home successfully

Limited seating. No registration required to attend.
Questions? Contact info@YavapaiReentryProject.org or (928) 708-0100

Prescott Valley

Thursday, September 14, 2017 ~ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Step One Coffee House ~ Room #2
6719 E 2nd St, Ste C, Prescott Valley

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Cottonwood

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 ~ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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 Drug & Alcohol Awareness Symposium

On average, the US consumes more than $5 billion a year in illegal drugs. What can be done on a community level to change this tide?

Register today to hear about the current trends in substance abuse as well as effective prevention and enforcement strategies for drug and alcohol abuse and their unintended consequences in the community.

Learn about:

  • The truth about opioid addiction and current drug trends
  • Strategies to combat underage drinking
  • Tackling drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assaults
  • The impact of legalized recreational marijuana

Registration is now closed for this event.

AZPOST training credit available for sworn personnel

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 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 3-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.

The Parent Café

Parent Cafe is a confidential, non-judgmental, informal discussion group for parents and anyone interested in parenting

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

 Monthly Youth Drug and Alcohol Impact Panel

See calendar for dates and locations.
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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
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
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