Safe Harbor Training | Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response training , Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - State Center, Wednesday, 18. September 2019

Training Description:
 
StreetWorks Outreach Workers embrace safety at every level of a young person's journey, which may include their substance use. We meet people where they are at and provide the supplies and tools necessary to help a youth make the safest decision for themselves. This training will prepare a youth worker with the skills to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how to respond with life-saving measures. We will cover what Narcan is and how it works in the body to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. We will also talk about safer use tips to pass along to people so they can be as safe as possible while using substances. This training will cover the methods of using nasal spray narcan, as well as intramuscular narcan.  
 
Together, we will learn ways to respond to an opiod overdose and save someone's life. 
 
 
Critical Points:
1. Narcan: How to use it and when to use it. 
2. Safer Use tips for people who are using substances.
3. Resources for ongoing support and connections
 
 
Presenter: StreetWorks  
Bio: Laura Phelps is one of the StreetWorks Collaborative Administrators, with a focus on Marketing and Communications. She has been part of the StreetWorks Admin team for about a year, and prior to that was a Youth Coordinated Entry Specialist with The Link. Laura also has prior experience working at Tubman, a shelter serving people who are fleeing domesitc violence and sexual exploitation, and South Metro Human Services (now Radias Health) in the Residential Supportive Services area. Laura creates balance in her life by making homemade ice cream, kayaking, and spending time with her cat and partner. 
 
 
 
Thank you on behalf of LSS and the Streetworks Collaborative Jen Fairbourne, Director of Metro Homeless Youth Services 
Jim Scott, StreetWorks Senior Training Manager 
Natasha Oreskovich, StreetWorks Senior Program Manager

Funding for this series of trainings is made possible through the Department of Human Services/O.E.O


Safe Harbor Training | Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response training

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