April Lunch & Learn

Mental Wellness & Emotional Intelligence: Keys to Living Your Best Life

With 1 in 3 Yavapai County youth choosing to use drugs and alcohol to deal with stress and not feel sad, there is cause for concern in our community.

The Emotional Intelligence (EQ) movement is changing the dynamics of how we prepare children for the challenges of life. EQ is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. It is linked to better academic performance; improved attitudes and behaviors; reduction in negative behaviors; and increased emotional stability.

Join Doug Dolan, COO of Recovery in the Pines and Spartan Recovery, as he discusses the importance of and link between emotional intelligence and mental wellness, as well as ways to improve both in our lives.

Doug has worked extensively with substance abuse and mental health patients since 2012. He has been active on several committees including various MATFORCE committees and Prescott's committee for oversight of structured sober living homes. He is currently developing a program to implement in high schools and colleges to teach students, faculty and counselors the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) and mental wellness.

Join us online:

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


 Walk With Me, Be Drug Free

Virtual Family Fun Walk





Be sure to capture the moment and tag your pictures and posts with #StayHealthy and @MATFORCEAZ when posting to your social media accounts.

 A Community Discussion on Reentry

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Join us for a community discussion on reentry.


  • Hear experts discuss the services being offered for community members returning from prison.
  • Have the opportunity to ask panel members questions concerning the reentry process during a panel Question and Answer session.
  • Participate in a discussion about the gaps in services and help brainstorm solutions to those gaps.

Panel members include representatives from
► Yavapai County Adult Probation Department
► Arizona Department of Corrections - Parole Office
► Yavapai Reentry Project
► Individuals who have successfully transitioned back into the community from prison

 Dump the Drugs

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 Mental Health First Aid

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Why Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

 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.

 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


Verde Valley Area

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Event Cancelled

August 19, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Cottonwood Public Library, Room B
100 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood

Prescott Area

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room
7401 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Yavapai College - Prescott Campus, Building 3, Room 119

1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott


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 - Prescott Campus
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
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Clarkdale Campus
Flyer with address and phone info

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