International Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Training
Time: 05:15 pm
Location: Ritter Annex – Walk Auditorium
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Name of Organisation: Temple University, College of Public Health
Contact: Ra’Shaun Gass
Participants will learn:
– How to recognize harm-reduction approaches to high-risk behaviors, including substance use
– The importance of substance use narratives
– The immediate protocols for effectively administering Naloxone (Narcan), the life-saving medication developed to help prevent fatal opioid overdoses
– The importance of the Good Samaritan Act 139 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Standing Order for Naloxone (Narcan)
– To view addiction as a chronic disease
Participants will receive:
– Certificate of Completion
– Naloxone Overdose Reversal kit
– Social Workers will be eligible for 2 complimentary CEUs
– Athletic Training CEUs pending
– CHES/MHES credits pending
Organizations on-site to describe their services and provide volunteer opportunities:
– St. Francis Inn is an organization in the Kensington area of Philadelphia that meets the daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and hospitality. Furthermore, they empower individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and address structural injustices. They seek to build relationships with the people they serve by respecting human dignity and by helping people restore hope in their lives and living simply among them.
– Prevention Point is one of the largest public health providers in the city of Philadelphia. Prevention Point operates in the Kensington section of the city, and started as Philly’s first syringe exchange in 1991 when offering those services was actually illegal. 2019 study estimated without Prevention Point, another 10,000 Philadelphians would have been infected with HIV from 1993 to 2002. In addition to the syringe exchange program, Prevention Point offers widespread services like case management, overdose prevention education, housing, food, and mail and legal services.
– Savage Sisters provides the Philadelphia community with resources for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. Our outreaches advocate for harm reduction, education, and ending the stigma around addiction. Additionally, Savage provides a safe, structured, trauma-informed, and pro-social living environment for people recovering from substance use disorder where they can safely recreate their lives.
– The Everywhere Project aims to expand the reach of harm reduction resources and education including food, clothing, clean syringes, naloxone & overdose reversal training, fentanyl testing strips, and safer smoke kits. They advocate to End the War on Drugs and actively work to reduce the stigma against people who use drugs in our community.
– Hunting Park Green is an organization run by a Temple alum that aims to make Hunting Park “green and clean” and give youth opportunities along the way.