Fairview Park High School and Middle School to Host Narcotic Overdose Prevention Education (NOPE) Task Force

Fairview Park High School and Middle School to Host Narcotic Overdose Prevention Education (NOPE) Task Force

Dear Fairview Park Parents/Families,
In hopes of spreading their message of drug abuse prevention to students and their families in Cuyahoga County, the Akron area chapter of the Narcotic Overdose Prevention Education (NOPE) Task Force will be speaking to our students on January 7, 2019. The presentation at Fairview Park High School for students in grades 9-12 will be at 8:45 a.m. and Lewis Mayer Middle School for students in grades 6-8 will be at 10:30 a.m.
The NOPE Task Force effectively tells the story of overdose from a number of perspectives. Their presentation utilizes family members, police officers, and actual 911 tapes of overdose calls. At times graphic in content. The scripts have been approved by licensed psychologists, certified prevention professionals, law enforcement officials, The Safe and Drug Free School Board Advisory Council, and family members who have lost children to drug and alcohol related incidents.
The mission of NOPE is to reach communities through prevention, education and support. Founded in Florida in 2004, they also have chapters in Pennsylvania and now in Ohio. The Akron area NOPE chapter was formed by the principal at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, Dr. Jeffrey Hartmann. The Akron area NOPE chapter completed their first presentation this year on September 12th at Cloverleaf High School in Lodi and has since spoken to students at Kent Roosevelt, Ravenna, and Green high schools.
As a district, we believe that these are important and needed presentations to provide awareness and help in prevention in this growing problem area. However, we as a district understand that this is a very sensitive topic for some. With that in mind, students or parents of students who wish not to participate or not have their student(s) participate are welcome to contact the building principal at either the middle school or high school to be excused from the presentation. Our mission, as always, is the safety of our students. We believe and consider this job paramount and our most important job. We hope this presentation will help students make healthy decisions of a lifetime.
Please note and be advised that all of our school counselors will be involved and present at the presentations to assist students as needed.
The Fairview Park Middle and High School Counseling Team
Questions? Please Contact: The FPCSD MS/HS Counseling Office at (440) 356-3500 ext 4147 or email your student’s counselor.
Resources available:
·     Recovery Resources             (216) 431-4131
·     Frontline Services                  (216) 623-6888
·     ADAMS Board                      211
·     McIntyre Center                     (440) 887-1100
·     Text HELLO (Suicide Crisis) 741741
·     Your child’s pediatrician
·     FP Police                                (440)333-1234
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