Recorded April 12, 2016
2 Hour Training
FREE for YIPA members
$40 for non-YIPA members
Opioids are killing our young people.
More than 28,000 people died in 2014 from the misuse of opioids, which includes prescription opioid pain relievers (e.g. Vicodin) and heroin. This was more than any year on record. Opioids are now the Goliath of the drug world; more than three out of five drug overdose deaths involve an opioid.
Prevention and education are obviously the first steps in battling this epidemic. But would you know what to do if you came upon a youth, a family member or friend who has overdosed? Do you know what Naloxone (Narcan) is? Do you know how to get Naloxone and/or administer it?
Many states have laws specifically around Naloxone, which can be life-saving for someone who has overdosed. Additionally, more than 30 states have passed a Good Samaritan Law that provides immunity for individuals who call 911 regarding a drug overdose.
As a youth worker, you need to be fully informed about the increasing abuse of opioids and also what to do if you encounter an individual who has overdosed.
Sign up today for this training and learn all about opioid use, Naloxone, and the Minnesota laws around it. There will also be information on how to find help if you are not in Minnesota.
- Understand the increasing prevalence of opioids nationally and in Minnesota
- Identify symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal related to opioid use
- Learn what Naloxone (Narcan) is, how it works, and when to administer it to a person who has overdosed
Michon Jenkin is the vice president of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, which has the mission of heightening awareness of the dilemma of chronic pain and the disease of addiction and to improve the associated care process. Michon has gained her expertise in addiction and overdose prevention through her real-life experiences. After the tragic loss of her beautiful 29-year-old daughter, Ashley in 2013 to drug addiction, Michon immersed herself in the passage of the strongest 911 Good Samaritan/Naloxone Law in the country. She relentlessly convinced legislators that voting “yes” was critical to the health of our Minnesota communities. As a result of her personal determination, Steve’s Law unanimously passed in Minnesota.
Michon has been instrumental in educating the general public about this epidemic, as well as providing trainings to a wide range of organizations. They include but are not limited to law enforcement and first responder agencies, sober living facilities, halfway houses and treatment centers, churches, community centers and many Native American communities. Michon also conducts trainings designed for lay people on administering naloxone. As vice president of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, Michon is responsible for managing all aspects of training and communication in Minnesota.
- Online Training
- Recorded on April 12, 2016
- 2 Hour Training
- FREE for YIPA members
- $40 for non-YIPA members
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- This training will count as 2 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.