Sheila Wylie, MA
AmeriCorps Member Manager, Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)
Sheila Wylie is the Member Manager of Prevention Corps, an AmeriCorps program working to educate and empower communities across Connecticut to respond to the opioid crisis. After earning her degree in psychological science from Central Connecticut State University, Sheila served two years as an AmeriCorps member with the Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation. She joined the team at RYASAP in 2017 to help lead the Prevention Corps opioid initiative. Combining her passions for wellness education and national service, she engages with community members in ending the opioid epidemic through education, partnership and stigma reduction.
Presentation: Opioid Overdose Reversal Training Session
Overdose prevention is a crucial piece of addressing the opioid crisis. Naloxone is a drug administered to reverse an opioid overdose, and with greater access we can drastically reduce the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in our communities. Attendees will understand risk factors, learn to identify an opioid overdose, and learn how to administer Naloxone. Information will be provided about local resources working to combat the epidemic. Each participant will receive a free overdose reversal kit.
Scope of Opioid Crisis (National/Statewide/Local/SUD & suicide)
Standard Narcan Training (Overdose Risk Factors/Identifying Opioid Overdose/Naloxone- what is it and how to administer)
Closing and Kit Distribution