Welcome to the Prevention Collective! 

The Prevention Collective is a mailing list powered by the Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS) department of Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services (DHS).

We developed The Prevention Collective mailing list to provide county residents and service providers monthly announcements about training, resources and volunteering opportunities. These monthly announcements are the best way for subscribers to stay in the know about various county-led prevention efforts, mental health resources and harm reduction strategies.

The Prevention Collective Training Series

With TTJ Group

Each month, the TTJ Group, LLC will facilitate two-hour virtual trainings designed to equip Milwaukee County residents with strategies for reducing drug misuse and increasing healthy coping methods. These interactive and highly engaging trainings are the perfect place for non-profit organizations, educators, youth development professionals and community organizers to learn the art and science of preventing adults and youth from becoming dependent on substances. 

CLICK HERE to download the Prevention Collect Training Series Schedule!

Meet Your Facilitators 

The TTJ Group, LLC promotes public health by collaborating with communities to create and provide innovative and culturally appropriate services on a national level. We are equally excited about the opportunity to work with your organization to implement the workshops & trainings.

Our TTJ consultants have over seventy-five (75) training consultants which include our direct in-house consultants as well as our network of content consultants who have worked with prevention programs nationally and are specialists in substance abuse disorder prevention, and public health. They each have a solid understanding of working with faith-based organizations and communities, the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and a particular understanding of prevention for programs, the opioid crisis, cultural competence, and sustainability. 


The Better Ways to Cope Business of Non-Profits Training Series with RBJ Community Consulting

Each month, Rashidah Butler - Jackson will facilitate 90-minute virtual trainings designed to equip small and minority lead non-profit leaders with tools to build more efficient and effective non-profits. This capacity-building training series will allow participants to grow and develop themselves and their organizations through conversation around fiscal agent relationships, storytelling, grant proposal writing, budgets, and more.

CLICK HERE  to download the Better Ways to Cope Training Series Schedule!

Meet Your Facilitator

Hi, I’m Rashidah! I am Certified in Nonprofit Management & Leadership with 12+ years of nonprofit experience. I am also the founder of RBJ Community Consulting.

RBJ Community Consulting is a consulting company for Milwaukee-based community organizations and social entrepreneurs that is dedicated to helping organizations and employees reach their full potential. Through our services, we sharpen your organization’s strengths, assist in fostering a more collaborative work environment, and deepen your ties to the community.


Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS) Training Opportunities

CARS Overview

For over 30 years, the Community Access to Recovery Services Department of Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services has proudly served adults living with substance use and mental health disorders. We provide a range of supportive services to Milwaukee County residents that are rooted in compassion and dignity. Our goal is to eliminate barriers to behavioral health services and increase our community's ability to thrive.

The nationally validated trainings offered below are FREE to Milwaukee County residents and facilitated by CARS staff on a monthly bases. Register now to attend. 

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Question Persuade Refer

Third Wednesday Each Month

11:00am to 12:00pm

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

Wednesday 8/17 11:00 am 12:00 pm
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Adult Mental Health First Aid 

The virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. Learners complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, before participating in the 6-hour, virtual Instructor-led training.

who should attend?

  • Employers.
  • Police officers.
  • Hospital staff.
  • First responders.
  • Caring individuals.

What it covers:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect a person with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.

Choose one of the dates below to register! 

Tuesday 8/23 10:00am - 4:00pm
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