Pacific Clinics Adolescent Prevention Specialists Cristian Acevedo and Kyle Arauz attended the annual National Night Out event at Encanto Park in the City of Duarte in the Los Angeles/South Coast Regions. The event, with more than 300 community members in attendance, is part of the Public Safety Department’s continued effort to promote law enforcement and community partnerships to support the City’s public safety goals. Employees educated event attendees on substance use disorder and Narcan awareness and disseminated agency information and “tips for teens” flyers.
“It’s important for Pacific Clinics to participate in local community events to be trusted members and educate the community on the signs of substance use disorder and how to appropriately dispense Narcan to save someone’s life. The National Night Out event was a great way to build those community relationships,” says Sharon Burnom, program director, substance use disorder.
Additionally, in other parts of the Los Angeles/South Coast Regions, Pacific Clinics’ Asian Pacific Family Center’s (APFC) Prevention Team also participated in annual National Night Out (NNO) Week and visited three local parks across the San Gabriel Valley and reached many individuals and families in the cities of Monterey Park, Rowland Heights and Rosemead. Our Youth Prevention Specialists were able to promote our prevention services as well as inform the public on Narcan nasal spray, as well as distribute Narcan kits. From the three NNO events, a total of 24 Narcan kits were distributed to youth and adults.
With the support of our APFC Prevention and Clinical Teams, we were able to distribute a total of 50 Narcan kits to our clients and community.
“Our team is continuously empowered to provide the highest quality of resources and services to our immediate communities,” says Tiffany Ngo, team supervisor.
Meanwhile, APFC’s Prevention Team and APFC-East Clinical Team, hosted a “Narcan Day” event at APFC’s Multicultural Family Center (APFC-East) location in City of Industry, Calif. This Narcan Day event aimed to offer free Narcan (also known as “naloxone”) training, for all ages. Additionally, the American Red Cross was present to provide free hands-on CPR training for individuals ages 13 and above. Our employees educated event attendees on substance use disorder and Narcan awareness and disseminated agency information flyers. This event was a great success with a total of 24 attendees who attended a Narcan workshop, 16 participants for the CPR Hands-on Training Workshop and 26 Narcan kits distributed. We also hosted six community partner organizations that came to table onsite with their resource booth and free goodies for all. Workshops were offered in four different languages: English, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin.