North Hills School District, Ross Township Police Department, West View Police Department and Judge Richard Opiela will host “The Opioid Epidemic” Town Hall Meeting on March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Doors will open and informational tables from local support and resource organizations will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. A speaker series with rotating breakout sessions will begin at 7 p.m. Following the speaker series, attendees are welcome to stay for an informal question and answer session with light refreshments at 9 p.m.
The event is recommended for attendees age 12 and older.
Free childcare will be provided by North Hills High School SADD and National Honor Society members. Preregistration is required via an online form for free childcare at nhsd.net to ensure appropriate staffing. Scroll to the bottom of the event description for the free childcare registration link.
The town hall meeting format will allow for an evening of education about warning signs, prevention and treatment.
Attendees will hear from local leaders fighting the opioid epidemic in our area including Dr. C. Thomas Brophy, a board certified specialist in addiction medicine and emergency medicine; Brian Dempsey with the Drug Enforcement Administration; Philip Little with the state Attorney General’s Office, West View Police Chief Bruce Fromlak and Ross Township Police Chief Joseph Ley.
Topics for three, 20-minute breakout sessions include:
• Student Activities and Pain Management
• A Parent’s Perspective
• Community Action – How You Can Help
Questions? Please contact North Hills High School school counselor Elizabeth Cleary at [email protected]
Please visit this website to preregister for free childcare — nhsd.net/PreregistrationforFreeChildcareDuringTheOpioidEpidemicTownHallMeetingonMarch19.aspx