Public Information Session
KFL&A Public Health is hosting a parent/caregiver information night on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to speak to parents/caregivers on the opioid situation in KFL&A, to answer questions and concerns on how to keep their children safe. The event will begin with arrival 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. with refreshments and community partner displays providing information and resources for families. Presentations beginning at 7:00 p.m. followed by the opportunity for parents to meet with various community partners in attendance to address the needs they might have for information or resources, as a family. The event will occur in the LCVI cafetorium.
The outline for the parent evening is:
6:30 pm Parents arrive and visit the various community partner tables/displays, light refreshments will be available.
7:00 pm Start the panel (15 to 20 minutes each)
1) Introduction and overview on opioids and illicit fentanyl – Dr Kieran Moore
2) Overview of opioid overdose, Naloxone and the kits – Dr Meredith MacKenzie
3) Police perspective. Know the law. What the police are seeing in our community – Carolyn Gauthier
4) Parenting – how to talk to your kids, possibly a short video – Public Health Nurse School Team Lisa Lollar
5) Community resources Addictions and mental health, connection to community and other partners, and what is happening in the high schools – Shawn Quigley
6) Invitation for parents to meet with community partners from community agencies that are stationed around the room at their various displays.
Public Health Alert to Community:
Local Public Health Units are issuing an alert to communities confirming that non-prescription fentanyl is in both jurisdictions (Kingsotn Frontenac Lennox and Addington, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Renfew County and District Health Unit).
The Public Health Units are sending an immediate communication to ensure that the community is aware. Please note that the Public Health Units are working on additional strategies to support communities including: community forums, training sessions, a social media campaign and print media.
Please find below letters from the Medical Officers of Health (MOH) and fact Sheets for Parents/Student/Educators from both the KFL&A and HPE Public Health Units.
The Public Health Units are available to take questions from the public and their contact information is contained in the letters from the Medical Officers of Health.
2017-03-06-Opioid Parent Alert Fact Sheet.pdf
2017-03-06-Opioid Student Fact Sheet.pdf
2017-03-06-Opioid Teacher Alert Fact Sheet.pdf
2017-03-07-MOH Opioid Letter to Schools_final.pdf
Fentanyl Fact Sheet Alert Discussion for Educators FINAL.pdf
Fentanyl Fact Sheet for Parents FINAL.pdf
Fentanyl Fact Sheet for Students FINAL.pdf
For more information, please visit:
KFL&A Public Health
Hastings & Prince Edward Public Health
Renfrew County and District Health Unit