Events

18th Annual Native American Children’s Toy Drive and Benefit Concert

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix

This event benefits Native American children during the holiday season. There is no cost for admission if you bring a new, unwrapped toy. For more information, go to n8tvevents.com.

Navigating the Behavioral Health System

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 W. Osborn Rd., Phoenix

Learn how to navigate the maze that is the behavioral health system. This meeting is presented by the AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs. No-cost drinks and light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, follow this link.

Positive Indian Parenting

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Native Health, 4041 N. Central Ave., Bldg. C, Phoenix

This workshop explores the cultures and attitudes expressed in traditional Native American child-rearing practices and applies those values to modern parenting skills. This program satisfies court requirements and is accepted by AHCCS. For more information and to register, call (602) 279-5262, ext. 3208.

Angeles del Barrio Holiday Celebration & Health Fair

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Barrios Unidos Park, 1501 E. Mohave St., Phoenix

Join Chicanos Por La Causa for its 49th Annual Angeles del Barrio Holiday Celebration & Health Fair. Enjoy a family fun-filled event with toys, games, entertainment, on-site health checkups and other community service information. There's no cost to attend.

Adult Care Community Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Assurance Health and Wellness, 1515 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014

Join us and get the latest news about Mercy Maricopa programs and services. No cost to attend. Spanish-language interpretation is available. Light refreshments served. Valley Metro bus route 16.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Childhelp, 2120 N. Central Ave., Ste. 130, Phoenix

ASIST is for any person in a position of trust who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping prevent suicide. This is a 2-day event (December 7 & 8). Attendance is required both days. No cost to attend, but registration is required. Community members can sign up on EventBrite and Mercy Maricopa providers can sign up through their Relias portal.

Central Arizona Mission of Mercy Dental Event

Time: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix

This annual event offers no-cost dental services, including extractions, cleanings and fillings. Sponsored by Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy. For more information, go to their website.

Central Arizona Mission of Mercy Dental Event

Time: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix

This annual event offers no-cost dental services, including extractions, cleanings and fillings. Sponsored by Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy. For more information, go to their website.


 

Read It and Eat Early Literacy and Cooking Class

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: NATIVE HEALTH 4041 N. Central Ave., Building C, Phoenix

Learn to read interactively with your children and cook healthy recipes with them. Each family who attends will receive a bag of healthy produce at no cost. For more information and to reserve a spot, call (602) 279-5262, ext. 3451.

safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Southwest Human Development, 4041 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix

safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Although formal caregivers such as social workers and counselors employ safeTALK skills, the program is also used by students, teachers, community volunteers, first responders, military personnel, police, public and private employees, and professional athletes—among many others. 3.25 credit hours. To register, visit the safeTALK registration website.

Welcome to Mercy Orientation

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: REN, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix

Join us as Mercy introduces you to the network of care and services available to you now that you’ve received a SMI (Seriously Mentally Ill) determination. There is no cost to attend. Spanish-language interpretation is available. Light refreshments will be served. Do you need transportation? Members can get a ride to a community meeting at no cost. Call Member Services at (602) 586-1841.

Circle of Hope

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A 100, Phoenix

This is a support group open to all parents and caregivers to connect with other parents. For more information, go to familyinvolvementcenter.org.

CAN DO Support Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A 100, Phoenix

This is an educational support group for parents of children with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders. Limited child watch, and dinner will be provided.

Circle of Hope

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A 100, Phoenix

This is a support group open to all parents and caregivers to connect with other parents.

Parent University

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Phoenix

This event provides education and training for parents and caregivers. Connect with parents who have similar needs and learn from parents who have been where you are.

 

Peer Support Training

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Marc Community Resources, 924 N. Country Club Dr., Bldg. 1, 2nd floor training room, Mesa

This engaging and dynamic training will provide you with key knowledge, skills and tools to assist you in your recovery journey and allow you to become credentialed as a Peer Support Specialist. Classes are certified by the State of Arizona and graduates of this course are credentialed per AHCCCS requirements. Attendance is required for all days, January 5, 12, 19, 25 and 26, 8 a.m - 4 p.m. To enroll please contact pstraining@marccr.com, or Audrey Sanders 480-993-7740 / Lawrence Thomas 480-226-0216.

 

Spanish-Speaking Parents Support Group

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Connect with other Spanish‐speaking families and listen to guest speakers. Group will conducted in Spanish. No-cost limited child watch and light meal will be provided.To register, contact the Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at 602-288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

Parent University

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

This event provides education and training for parents and caregivers. Connect with parents who have similar needs and learn from parents who have been where you are.

Tell Me a Story

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: NATIVE HEALTH, 777 W. Southern Ave. Building C, Ste. 301, Mesa

This no-cost program is designed to help parents and caregivers learn the importance of early language and literacy, and how those skills are crucial for providing young children with a strong foundation for academic success. Each family taking part in the program will receive a book to take home at the end of each session. To reserve a spot, call (602) 279-5262, ext. 3109.

NAMI Basics

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Scottsdale Shea Hospital Campus, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

Learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness and their programs and supportive services. Please register before January 13 with Dawn Dibbern at d.dibbern@namivalleyofthesun.org or call (602) 759-8182.

Parent University

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Phoenix

This event provides education and training for parents and caregivers. Connect with parents who have similar needs and learn from parents who have been where you are.

NAMI Basics

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Scottsdale Shea Hospital Campus, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

Learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness and their programs and supportive services. Please register before January 13 with Dawn Dibbern at d.dibbern@namivalleyofthesun.org or call (602) 759-8182.

Parent University

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Phoenix

This event provides education and training for parents and caregivers. Connect with parents who have similar needs and learn from parents who have been where you are.

NAMI Basics

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Scottsdale Shea Hospital Campus, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

Learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness and their programs and supportive services. Please register before January 13 with Dawn Dibbern at d.dibbern@namivalleyofthesun.org or call (602) 759-8182.