In light of the rising rates of overdose occurrences throughout Los Angeles, End Overdose, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is working with schools to train and equip staff, parents, and students in the Los Angeles area to be prepared to respond in the event of an emergency. From 2019 to 2020, overdoses have increased in Los Angeles County by 333% for individuals 12-17 years old. Recent data from the CDC points out that fentanyl-related overdoses have increased over 1,200% since 2016.
As part of an Overdose Response Strategy Pilot Project funded by the National Association of County and City Health Officials with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, End Overdose will be offering free Overdose Prevention and Response Trainings geared towards school faculty, parents, and students (Grades 7-12). In addition to the educational training, End Overdose will also be distributing resources including naloxone, a life saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.
End Overdose has previously conducted trainings and distributions at schools in the Los Angeles area including Harvard Westlake, APEX Charter, and Hillcrest Christian School. End Overdose is also involved at the university level with nine college chapters including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Occidental College, University of Alabama, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and CU Boulder.
Contact us to schedule an in-person training!
We want to equip and empower middle and high schools in California with the necessary education and resources to be able to prevent and respond to overdoses, should a tragic event occur. Before conducting these training sessions, we would love to schedule listening session conversations for your schools to better understand how overdoses have specifically affected your communities, and how we can best help.
Encourage your school administrations to use this link to sign up for more information on this program! (This form must be filled out by school staff/administration.)