Drug over doses, especially related to Fentanyl and Carfentanyl have been making headlines across the country in recent months. The Shelburne community is not immune to this issue. Police and Paramedics have dealt with numerous accidental opioid overdoses, and even several deaths due to accidental overdoses throughout the county.
On June 5th Shelburne Police partnered with Family Transition Place, Dufferin County Paramedic Service, and Dufferin Parent Support Network and spoke with all the students at Centre Dufferin District High School (CDDHS) about the dangers of Opioids, how to help someone who may have overdoses on opioids, the signs of addiction, and other related topics. This presentation was well received and the hope is that students will take that knowledge to help protect themselves, their family, and their friends.
On June 22nd, Shelburne Police is partnering with Dufferin County Paramedic Service, an outreach counsellor from Family Transition Place, Dufferin Child and Family Services, and Caledon Dufferin Victim Services, to put on a presentation to parents of students in the Shelburne area. This event is being organized by Dufferin Parent Support Network.
“We encourage all parents to attend this information session. Knowledge is the first step in prevention, and in case of addiction or overdose, parents will learn what they can do”, states Constable Neumann.
When: Thursday June 22 at 7:00pm
Where: Centre Dufferin District High School – 150 Fourth Avenue in Shelburne
For more information please contact Dufferin Parent Support Network at 519-940-8678, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to their website at www.DPSN.ca.