New resources are available to help make a difference in preventing fentanyl overdose deaths.

MATFORCE partnered with over 30 different prevention coalitions to create a toolkit of resources to address the fentanyl problem in our communities. Starting June 1st, prevention partners across the state began implementing The Rise of Fentanyl toolkits in their communities.
Radio, TV, and social media ads are airing, websites full of information and helpful resources are available, and information is being handed out to parents and community members everywhere in the form of materials and presentations. 
Educating and raising awareness are at the core of prevention work. This is an exciting time for us and our prevention partners as we impact our communities to change for the better.
TLC has continued to provide assistance for parents, caregivers and professionals involved in the lives of children from hard places through expanded resources and trainings. 

Trauma for Breakfast has a new podcast every two weeks that shares the stories, science, and healing of how to better understand and care for those who have experienced trauma.
Looking for a place to volunteer? Demand is high for Community Coaches in YRP. Consider volunteering as a mentor to someone returning from incarceration and become a partner in hope.

The Yavapai Reentry Project continues to change lives. “I had very little hope for my life or my future until a friend told me about the Reentry Project. If anyone [formerly incarcerated] is struggling in their lives with hopelessness… these are the people to contact for help. They are here to help anyone they can better their future. To give them hope and a fresh start to accomplish their dreams.”
The Rise of Fentanyl toolkit is continuing to be implemented in communities statewide. Media and social media campaigns have begun in both English and Spanish. A new PSA series featuring parents that have lost a teen to fentanyl were created and started airing.

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