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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Events

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 Arizona Drug Summit

Uniting for Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
DoubleTree by Hilton | Tempe, AZ

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.

Registration now open! Register today at AZDrugSummit.org for $50 for virtual or in-person registration. Lunch will be served in person.

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 Mental Health First Aid

Why Mental Health First Aid?


Americans are struggling with high levels of emotional distress from the COVID-19 pandemic and our communities need First Aiders who are equipped to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and addiction issues, as well as care for ourselves. Become a certified First Aider and #BeTheDifference for those struggling with challenges related to COVID-19 – even during times of physical distancing.

 

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Yavapai College - Prescott Valley Campus
Room 106 - 3800 N. Glassford Hill Rd., Prescott Valley

This class is limited to 20 participants. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact info@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100 to register for this free training.

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 safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Suicide is preventable. Anyone can make a difference.

Register today to learn four basic steps to create a life-saving connection using suicide alertness skills.

safeTALK Works | Studies show that participants gain confidence:

  • Asking people about suicide directly

  • Connecting them to life-saving resources

  • Keeping them safe until those resources take over

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
RSVP: email info@matforceaz.org or call (928) 708-0100

Cost: free, includes a safeTALK Participant Resource Kit

Location: Yavapai College - PV Campus
Room 106 - 3800 N. Glassford Hill Rd.
Prescott Valley

 A Conversation on Depression & Suicide

A Conversation on Depression & Suicide

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 4:30pm
Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room | 7401 Skoog Blvd, Prescott Valley

Join subject matter experts Stacey Gagnon and Gina Courtois as they discuss how to identify warning signs and navigate conversations around depression and suicide.
Learn tools to help understand and respond to some of the risky behaviors that we witness in others.

Gina Courtois
Gina is a certified QPR trainer in suicide prevention and has worked as a public school teacher for over 20 years.

Stacey Gagnon
Stacey is a registered nurse and the Director of Trauma Lens Care, where she provides training on trauma-informed practices, substance abuse, and ACEs in schools, jails, and public forums

Register today for free!
info@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100

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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?

 

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!

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

MATFORCE | 8056 E. Valley Rd., Suite B, Prescott Valley

To register for any date contact info@YavapaiReentryProject.org or (928) 708-0100.
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 Resiliency, Stress Management and Self-Care

Humboldt Unified School District Office | 6411 N Robert Rd., Building 500, Prescott Valley

Facilitated by Nate Auvenshine, Redeemed Training, and Consulting, LLC

This course will give the attendee a basic understanding of what stress is, types of stress, how to identify stress in their lives, the three primary stages of stress, signs, and symptoms of stress, techniques for building resiliency and capacity, and basic tools to manage stress. The emphasis will be on taking care of ourselves so we can better care for others.

Register for this free event today!

info@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100

 

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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 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.

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 Monthly Youth Drug and Alcohol Impact Panel

 

See calendar for dates and locations.
 

For the health and safety of all participants, the Drug & Alcohol Impact Panels will be held virtually unless otherwise noted. 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 aliveinnature@ gmail.com

July | Self Care

These sessions will include introductions to tools for self-care, meditation, healthy eating, tapping, and self-forgiveness. Taking care of yourself helps you support the people you love.

         

August | Meeting Your Child Where They Are

A nine-year-old from hard places may not be developmentally where a typical child is at. This month will center on useful tools to use at home. Discussions will incorporate the life book, begin understanding their behavior, and getting to know your child.

September | Setting Limits and Boundaries

Children feel safer with boundaries. Learn how to design limits for a peaceful household as well as guardianship boundaries that will support the new family structure.

 

October | Resources for Life Management

How to manage time for yourself. A review of
what’s working and where to find more tips, techniques, and summer fun ideas.

 

 

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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 - 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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