Oct. 29 Fentanyl Awareness Event for Families

October is National Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Month. With families as our partners, Aurora Public Schools is bringing together local organizations to raise awareness about illegally-made fentanyl, a deadly opioid.

People across the country, especially youth, are ingesting this drug–many without knowing it–and dying at alarming rates. According to the National Vital Statistics System, more than 150 people die every day from overdoses related to illegally-made opioids like fentanyl.

To empower our families with the information you need, Aurora Public Schools is partnering with the Tri-County Health Department, Aurora Police Department, 17th and 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Offices and Aurora Partners for Thriving Youth to host a family event titled “Facing Fentanyl”.

We invite you to join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at North Middle School, located at 12095 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80010. Free breakfast, childcare and resources will be provided. Please help us save lives by sharing this event with your family, friends and colleagues. It is imperative that everyone understands the dangers of this counterfeit drug.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to increase awareness. #JustSayKNOW

View the Event Presentation

Event Agenda - Saturday, Oct. 29 at North M.S.

10-10:10 a.m.

District Welcome- Dr.Jeremy Jimenez
Overview of the day-Brandon Wright 

10:10-10:55 a.m.

Fentanyl Presentation 
Alexandra Arnaiz
Health Educator,Tri-County Health Department Harm Reduction Team

10:55-11:05 a.m.

Darcy Kofol
Chief of the Organized Crime Unit
18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office 

11:05-11:15 a.m.

Brian Mason 
District Attorney 
17th Judicial District 

11:15-11:30 p.m.


11:30 a.m.-Noon

Alcohol, Marijuana and Vaping Impact on Youth (prevention family/community resources)
Haley Foster
Community Based Prevention Coordinator 
Tri-County Health Department 
Devan Lorimer 
Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist 
Tri-County Health Department 

Noon-12:30 p.m. 

Narcan Treatment 

David Mendez, MD, FASAM
Kirsten Gorski,PA-S2
Addiction Medicine 
University of Colorado Addiction Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

12:45 p.m. 

Final Q and A/Wrap up/ Raffle


Additional Fentanyl and Opioid Resources

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