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Narcan 101: Preparation and Administration for DV Programs and Shelters (Virtual)
September 21, 2022 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Hawai’i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (HSCADV) is happy to announce that fellow member organization, Hawai’i Health and Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC), will train domestic violence service providers both in-person and virtually on Naloxone (Narcan), a medicine that reverses an opioid overdose.
According to the State of Hawai’i Department of Health, there were 41 deaths in the state from synthetic opioid-related drug overdoses in 2021, a 600% increase since 2017.
To address this growing concern, HSCADV is planning to host “Narcan 101: Preparation and Administration for DV Programs and Shelters.” This training will be offered once on Wednesday, September 21 via Zoom.
These trainings will include discussions on the following:
- General information about opioids such as fentanyl and reversal medicines such as Narcan,
- Hawai’i-specific laws,
- Tutorials on when and how to administer Narcan,
- Additional resources for domestic violence programs and shelters.
Speakers will distribute materials (Narcan) on the day of the in-person session. Those who attend the virtual session can send their contact information to the speakers after the training to have materials shipped to them.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and added to the HSCADV Resource Library on Coalition Manager after the session but it will only be available to HSCADV members with Coalition Manager access.
Maddison Moliga – Prevention Specialist
Maddison Moliga brings a fresh new perspective to the OD2A (Overdose2Action) and the statewide SEP (Syringe Exchange Program) team through her personal lived experiences and now professional journey. Maddison is a Samoan-American Transwoman who works closely with other service providers to end overdose and serve our drug using and stigmatized and underserved communities. She can navigate her clients through many systematic resources including 1:1 needle exchange, transgender social services, and overdose prevention. Maddison continues to build connections within the community to better serve program participants.
Echo Wyche – Syringe Exchange Program Manager
Echo has more than 20 years of experience working with underserved and stigmatized populations between Alaska and Hawaii, 8 years working with those re-entering citizens and incarcerated individuals, 15 years with individuals experiencing behavioral health challenges concurrently with substance use challenges, and over 20 years with individuals experiencing substance use and misuse. Echo has a Bachelor of Science in nursing and certifications in behavioral health and addiction medicine. At HHHRC, she ensures that people who use substances have access to harm reduction supplies and access to HIV/HCV testing and resources for continued support.
Mono Ah Nee-Bahn – Prevention Specialist
Mono is familiar with the struggles that many in Hawai’i face daily. Mono is a peer and gatekeeper of many communities in Honolulu which allows him to access to some of the most at-risk populations. He is committed to reducing the stigma of HIV, hepatitis, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and poverty.