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Friday, July 23, 2021


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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.

 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 help build and strengthen our communities while giving formerly incarcerated individuals the opportunity
>> for community support
>> to create hope for their future
>> to restore and rebuild their lives

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!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 |  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

To register for any date click here, or contact or (928) 708-0100.

 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

Offering both in-person and virtual options!
Wednesday, August 11, 2021  |  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  | In-Person: Yavapai College - Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon St.  |  Virtual (Zoom): Register Here
Wednesday, December 1, 2021  |  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  | In-Person: Yavapai College - Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon St.  |  Virtual (Zoom): Register Here

Questions? Contact or (928) 708-0100


 Opioid Use Disorder, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Beyond

From Bench-side to Bedside

Friday, August 13, 2021 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Cottonwood Police Dept., 199 S 6th St, Cottonwood

Opiate Pandemic, Suboxone Treatment, and Beyond
Presented by: Dr. Wen Cai, MD, PhD | Shawn Hatch, LCSW, CCS, AADC, Spectrum Healthcare Group
Medication assisted treatment, commonly experienced clinical challenges, as well as the strategies and recommendations to overcome these situations will be discussed. Question and answer period to follow presentation.

The Yavapai SHIFT Project and New Referral Resources
Presented by:
Meghan Hays Davis, MAS, IMH-E®, Prevent Child Abuse AZ
SHIFT (Safe, Healthy Infants & Families Thrive) uses community collaboration to build systems that ensure early identification of infants with prenatal substance exposure, reduce time to service engagement for parents and infants, increase cross-systems coordination and collaboration, and decrease the overall exposure to trauma for the impacted family. Question and answer period to follow presentation.

Local medication assisted treatment providers will be participating in a brief question and answer period at the end of the workshop.

Who should attend?

  • Behavioral health providers
  • Medical providers
  • Local business or political leaders
  • Criminal justice professionals
  • Those with or recovering from an opioid use disorder
  • Anyone concerned about the opioid epidemic!

To register for this free event contact MATFORCE at or (928) 708-0100.


 The Newest Drug Dealing Trend



How youth are accessing substances from places we thought were safe and what you can do to protect them.


Virtual | Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Your child’s phone has a deadly connection. Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl are bought and sold on social media sites popular with teens. According to the latest research, more and more youth are getting drugs from social media apps, like Snapchat and Instagram. And the drugs are being delivered right to their front door.

Experts from the Arizona National Guard Counter Drug Task Force will discuss what parents and caregivers can do to help protect the children in their care.

  • Learn what draws youth to these sites and how they communicate on them.
  • Discover tips on how to spot the dangerous users on these apps and what the risks are for our youth.
  • Hear ways to talk to the youth in your care about Internet safety and the dangers of substance use.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation, as well as a live demonstration of the Snapchat app features discussed.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Register today for this free, virtual event!


 Reentry Simulation: In Their Shoes

Illustrating the journey to self-sufficiency

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Yavapai College, Bldg. 19, Community Room | 1100 E Sheldon St., Prescott


Two Sessions


10:00 am to 12:00 pm


1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Illustrating the journey to self-sufficiency

Join us for a mind changing simulation that will allow you to think outside the norm concerning community members returning from prison. The Reentry Simulation illustrates the journey to self-sufficiency while experiencing the barriers that may contribute to feelings of helplessness and decreased self-efficacy.

Assuming the role of an ex-offender, participants will perform tasks for four 15-minute sessions, with each session representing one week. By the end of the hour long, eye-opening activity, participants will have simulated a month in the life of someone who has recently been released from prison.

Participants will encounter the same challenges faced by many ex-offenders as they try to complete their court ordered obligations as well as maintain their day to day life. The simulation suggests that, ultimately, the ability to navigate "the system" may be a primary factor in the relationship between resiliency and recidivism.

Don't miss this informative, hands-on learning opportunity!
RSVP today for this FREE event to or (928) 708-0100


 Arizona Drug Summit

Uniting for Solutions






Register today with in-person and virtual options!

The Arizona Drug Summit is where stakeholders in law enforcement, treatment, prevention, health and education join together to discuss emerging threats, promising practices and what’s working.

Change begins when we work together. The Arizona Drug Summit is Arizona’s opportunity for learning, networking, and creating partnerships that will change lives. We encourage you to join us and become part of the solution to reduce substance use disorders, overdoses and death in our state.

Keynote Speakers:

Jerry Moe
National Director of Children’s Programs,
Hazelden Betty Ford Center

Advisory Board Member,
National Association for Children of Addiction

Will Jones
Communications and Outreach Associate,
Smart Approaches to Marijuana

2021 Keeping Hope Alive awards recognize individuals who go above and beyond and are a part of the solution to drug and alcohol issues in our communities.

Nominate a treatment professional, law enforcement officer, first responder, prevention specialist, medical professional, coalition member or other deserving community member to be considered for the "Keeping Hope Alive Awards" at this year's Arizona Drug Summit.

 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.

 Are you caring for a child in your home?

Check out these free kinship support groups

Check out these free kinship support groups designed to build perseverance in the midst of commotion.

Grandparent Support Group
Rich Young has facilitated numerous support groups in his thirty years of work in the Human Services field. He and his wife are raising their six-year-old granddaughter, whom they have cared for since she was five months old. Following a three-and-a-half-year journey dealing with DCS, the courts, and the biological parents, they adopted Sebellah in May of 2018. Their goal is to use their own journey to help other grandparents raising their grandchildren.

This free, virtual support group is a safe place to share experiences, connect with other grandparents raising grandchildren, and find helpful resources for your life-changing endeavor.

When: Virtual groups meet every 2nd Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm using Zoom.
Join today! Go to and select the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Kinship Connections
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 two grandchildren. Please join us for discussions that help us to take care of ourselves while caring for others. Meetings will include check-in, discussion topics, resources, and addressing current barriers.

When: Monthly groups will start on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am using Google Meets.
Join today! Call or text Jennifer at (928) 273-3388 or email her at


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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