The Partners for Prevention Coalition of Richland County is offering free naloxone (Narcan) training sessions for those interested in learning how to administer the medication properly. “Learn how to use the medication and what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing,” said Detective Jason Pilla of the Richland Center Police Department.
The easy 45-minute training will be held at three different times on Thursday, May 7th, at 10 am 1 pm and 5:30 pm. Participants may attend the training with or without using their video. To log on to the Virtual Training, visit the following Facebook pages-Partners for Prevention of Richland County, Richland Center Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department on the day and time of the session you wish to join. Each participant will receive a box of Narcan upon completion of the training.
The Partners for Prevention Coalition’s mission statement is to engage Richland County residents to prevent substance use by creating safe and healthy communities. The coalition is part of the Richland County Children and Family Advocacy Council, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preventing childhood trauma and substance use. Federal and state funding is being provided to support the training. For more information, visit the Partners for Prevention Facebook page or call Betsy Roesler, Project Coordinator, at 647-6131.