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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Events

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January 25, 2024 | Marijuana: The New Alcohol

 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 a community can help individuals return home successfully

Now Virtual Only

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom): Register Here
Wednesday, August 21, 2024
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom): Register Here

 

 

 

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

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 Parenting the Love and Logic Way®

New classes starting soon!
Help for the challenging times in parenting.

  • “How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?”
  • “How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?”
  • “How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?”
  • “How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?” 
  • "How do I talk to my children about drugs?”
  • And many other day-to-day parenting challenges…

Dates: Thursdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 16, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Facilitated by: Sandi Cheney
Location: Lincoln Elementary School | 201 Park Ave., Prescott

For more information and to reserve your FREE space today contact (928) 708-0100 or info@matforceaz.org. Register today!

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 Walk With Me, Be Drug Free

Family Fun Walk

 

 

 

 

Join us Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:00 am
Mortimer Farms | 12907 St. Rte. 169, Dewey

Free family fun including a 1 mile Family Fun Walk around the farm.

• Food and drinks
• Children’s activities
• No registration required
• Free family event

Contact MATFORCE at info@matforceaz.org or (928) 708-0100 for more information.

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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

Please note this class has been rescheduled for
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
HUSD Office | 6411 N. Robert Rd., Vista Room, Prescott Valley

To register for free contact MATFORCE at (928) 708-0100 or info@matforceaz.org.

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 Grow Your Parenting Skills

Parenting Education with Beth Dunn, MS, LPC

Saturday, April 27, 2024

The “ABC’s” of Feelings

This class provides parents and caregivers with the “4+1” framework the four basic feelings, their connection to anger, what feelings are for and how to manage them.

Participants will explore the role healthy feelings management plays in preventing substance abuse, social media toxicity, depression, anxiety and  tardiness and school absenteeism.


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Working with Depression and Anxiety in Kids
Depression and anxiety are on the rise in today’s post-pandemic world. Children and adolescents are struggling with confidence, resilience, and a sense of security that all contribute to depression and anxiety.

Children and adolescents often turn to self-harming as coping strategies and then struggle with the additional challenges cutting, substance use, and unhealthy social media connections present as they try to manage their distress.  

This class explores the sources of these conditions and provides strategies for parents/caregivers to share and practice with their children to manage depression and anxiety.

 

All classes are free and open to parents, caregivers, and anyone that works with children.

To register contact Lisa at (928) 759-5104 or lisa.krietenstein@humboldtunified.com.

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 Monthly Messages

Free virtual presentations focused on building healthier communities.

 

Youth, Marijuana and Violent Behavior – Is there a Connection?
Presented by Shelly Mowrey & MCSO Det. Jason Felix

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | Free registration is required

Shelly Mowrey, AZ HIDTA Demand Reduction Coordinator and Detective Jason Felix, with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, will discuss the connection between marijuana and violence.

Utilizing case studies and recent closed investigations, this eye-opening presentation will explore the intersection where marijuana and violence meet in our communities.

Register for free


4 Steps for Helping Through a Crisis
Presented by Nikki Rosson

Thursday, May 9, 2024 | Free registration is required

Nikki Rosson, Program Manager for MATFORCE, will discuss a four-step process to identify and support someone experiencing thoughts of suicide.

Discover how to connect them to lifesaving help in our community. Increase your understanding of signs and symptoms, and the importance of not being afraid to talk about suicide.

Register for free

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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.
Prescott Valley Police Dept. Cottonwood Police Dept.

For more information contact MATFORCE at (928) 708-0100 or info@matforceaz.org.

 

 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, July 20, 2024
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

Saturday, October 19, 2024
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

 

 

 

 

To register contact info@YavapaiReentryProject.org or (928) 925-4433.

This training is for residents of Yavapai County.

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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

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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