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Monday, September 26, 2022

Events

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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

Offering both in-person and virtual options!
Wednesday, October 5, 2022  |  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  | In-Person: Yavapai College – Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon St. Bldg. 19, Rm 147 |  Virtual (Zoom): Register Here

Questions? Contact info@YavapaiReentryProject.org or (928) 708-0100

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 Resiliency, Stress Management and Self-Care


Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:00 am to 10:30 am

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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 ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences


Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 10:00 am


The Adverse Childhood Experience study revealed so much information about how our early experiences shape our adult lives. This class will introduce the ACE study and help explain what the data tells us. Having an understanding of the significance of ACEs in ourselves and others will help us see behaviors and choices in a different light.

Registration open soon!

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 Dump the Drugs

Safely and easily dispose of your unused and expired prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. Keep them out of the wrong hands!

  • Medications flushed down your toilet end up in our lakes, rivers, and groundwater.
  • Clean out your medicine cabinet. Bring your expired or unused medication for proper disposal.

For more information:
(928) 708-0100
info@matforceaz.org
matforce.org

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 Attachment and Attunement


Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 10:00 am


This training will look at our own attachment styles using a “soft” adult attachment interview. Stacey will lead discussions around how we are influenced by this in our parenting, work, relationships, etc... She will also discuss the in-utero experience and its long-term effects on attachment and emotional regulation.

 

 

Registration open soon!

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 Communication: Why Won�t You Listen to Me?


Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 10:00 am


Communication skills are vital to our ability to connect with others. Often, children with developmental trauma have an inability to appropriately communicate their needs. This leads to challenging behaviors and broken relationships. Gain insight into how humans communicate, and through basic understanding, how we can learn to have more positive interactions with others.

Registration open soon!

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 Parenting Teens in the Digital World


Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 10:00 am


Join Darren and Stacey as they discuss navigating a digital world that is pursuing our children. Technology can be good, but it can also cause harm. As more and more children are given access to smartphones, we are seeing an increase in mental health issues, sleep problems, and learning delays. Now add in the dynamic of a brain that has been affected by early adversity, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Registration open soon!

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 Networking for Solutions

Working together to create positive change in our communities.

 

 

 

 


 

Are you a member of another networking group? Come share what networking groups you belong to, or are aware of, in the community currently. There are many options out there right now. Those not plugged in may find a networking group that fits for them.

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm | Development Services Conference Room, 1120 Commerce Drive, Prescott
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm | Community Room, Spectrum Healthcare Group, 8 E. Cottonwood Street, Cottonwood

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to info@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100.

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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, October 4, 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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 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


 

 

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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