In your work, you may have to respond to an overdose to save a life. It is impossible to know how you are going to feel during or after responding to an overdose. Evidence shows that being proactive and having a plan in place improves resiliency and recovery. In this webinar we will review:
- Different ways human beings can be impacted after responding to an overdose, and
- Tips and strategies to develop an after-care plan for overdose
The Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT) offers psycho social support, education, and training to organizations and agencies working within British Columbia’s overdose public health emergency. This includes people impacted by critical incidents such as overdoses and/or deaths during the course of their work. The MRT was created with support from the BC Ministry of Health and BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions in recognition of the psycho-social impact of the overdose public health emergency on first responders, front-line workers and people with lived experience/peers.
Pakka Liu is passionate about ending violence against women and all forms of oppression. Having worked frontline in a transition house, a rape crisis centre and women’s centre, the diversity of her experience provides her with an understanding of the challenges that women face and their resistance. Pakka is a strong believer in creating social changes through information, education and collaboration. Pakka is currently the Training Coordinator at the BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) in Vancouver, BC