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Understanding Opioids: Methods for Prevention & Response

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Understanding Opioids: Methods for Prevention & Response
Deanna VandenBroek | PPH
Aaron Williams | FourCAST

Dates:

October 24, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Location:

Peterborough Public Health | 2nd Floor
185 King Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8

Course Description:

More and more people are being poisoned by opioids. We need all hands on deck to turn that around.

Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, including how to administer naloxone, a life-saving medication that can help temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. We will also cover concepts that impact opioid use, related harms, and the scope of opioid-related issues within the Canadian and local context. Participants will receive further information and resources on how to apply what they learn in various settings.

This training is offered free-of-charge and is open to frontline workers, service providers, and staff.

Facilitator Biographies:

Deanna VandenBroek | PPH
Deanna VandenBroek is a Health Promoter with Peterborough Public Health and one of the advisory stakeholders with the Peterborough Drug Strategy. She has spent the last 5 years working in the area of substance use prevention and harm reduction with a particular focus on opioids and as a result has observed the ongoing evolution of the situation around opioid use and its related harms. Deanna was born and raised in Peterborough and has a Bachelor of Public Health from Brock University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Guelph.

Aaron Williams | FourCAST
Aaron Williams is an Opiate Case Manager with Four Counties Addiction Services Team (FourCAST) providing counselling and support to individuals struggling with their substance use. He has been working and studying in the field of Addictions and Mental Health for the past 6 years for organizations such as community counselling agencies, residential treatment centres, and private mental health treatment organizations. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trent University in Peterborough and a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Adler University in Vancouver.

FAQs

Will participants receive naloxone kits after the training?

No. Participants will be provided with information and resources about how to obtain naloxone for their first aid kits.

Who should attend this training?

Anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of opioids and the impact they are having in our community.

Do I need to attend all of the sessions?

No. The dates listed above are for individual sessions, not a series, and you can choose whichever one works best for your schedule!

How many staff members from my organization or business can attend?

There is no registration limit.

Who can I contact with further questions?

Contact the QoC Project Lead at qoc@peterboroughdrugstrategy.com or 705-927-3448.

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