Parents, Residents Concerned About Opioid Epidemic Invited to Free Training on Jan. 9
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
A nationally recognized expert on underage alcohol and drug abuse will train parents and other community members at a free forum on Jan. 9, sponsored by Community Partners for Hope.
Jermaine Galloway, a retired Boise, Idaho police officer better known as Tall Cop (he is 6 feet 9 inches tall), created “High in Plain Sight” program and has trained more than 105,000 people nationwide.
Tall CopGalloway will discuss how the opioid trade manages to become a part of a community, and how citizens can help protect children and young adults from being caught up in in it. The training empowers attendees to detect signs of underage drinking and drug use. Galloway uses more than 70 visual aids so community members become familiar with new drugs, logos and other identifiers, potential stash compartments, and pictures, songs and clothing connected to drugs.
High in Plain Sight
The forum is the fourth in a series offered by Community Partners for Hope, a coalition of 11 community groups and houses of worship committed to addressing the opioid addiction crisis. “High in Plain Sight” will take place Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, 529 Newark Pompton Turnpike. (Galloway will also conduct a private presentation for the professional staff at Pequannock Township High School.)
Tickets to the evening event are free, but registration is required. Reserve a seat at cpfh1801.eventbrite.com.
ABOUT COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR HOPE
Community Partners for Hope is a not-for-profit corporation that addresses important issues facing our communities. Our goal for this series of programs is to educate members of tour communities about drug addiction (especially heroin and other opiates) and to introduce them to resources, so they have places to turn for help. The following organizations are supporting this important initiative: Chilton Medical Center; First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains; Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Lincoln Park and Montville; Holy Spirit Catholic Church; NewBridge Services; Pequannock Municipal Alliance; Pequannock Township Coalition; Pequannock Valley Rotary; Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains; The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Saviour; and W/HIM Women’s Hands in Mission. Email email@example.com for more information.