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From Change 4 the Kenai: NARCAN® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers. If you have a loved one with substance abuse issues, or you have opioid pain medicine in your cabinet and want to have Narcan, the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose there is ongoing Narcan Training available through Change 4 the Kenai, Call Shari Conner 714-4521 to schedule or you can stop by Kenai Public Health and they will give you the training and a kit right then.
Did You Know? Is an awareness campaign designed to inform Peninsula Residents about issues in our community affecting our neighbors. Check out the interactive campaign for Teen Dating Violence.
Green Dot Alaska is a project aimed at engaging individual community members in preventing power-based violence in our communities. Power-based violence includes domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, elder abuse, child abuse and bullying. What we know for sure is that rates of all types of abuse are too high in Alaska – our sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, neighbors and friends are being harmed at alarming rates.
We also know that most people don’t want the next rape or act of domestic violence to happen. Our communities are made up of good people who want violence to end but may not know what to do about it or who have valid reasons they don’t intervene. We call these reasons for not intervening “barriers.” We all have barriers and that is ok! Green Dot helps us to discover lots of options for intervening when we see signs of violence (reactive Green Dots) as well as easy ways to begin to change our culture (Proactive Green Dots).