Strong Families: Fentanyl 101

February 20, 2018 - Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Health Services to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our March session will help parents learn more about the fentanyl crisis that has been making headlines throughout the country, the harmful effects this potent drug and other opioids can have when used improperly, and how to work proactively to ensure their teens stay safe.

As this session is part of a series presented by Alberta Health Services, it will follow a slightly different format than that of previous Strong Families events, and will take place at Memorial Composite High School. Please make your own arrangements for supper and childcare. Note that this session is for adults only.

Strong Families Series - Fentanyl 101

Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Memorial Composite High School (50 Westerra Centre, Stony Plain)

Fentanyl has been making headlines across the country. What is fentanyl? Why should parents and caregivers be concerned? This informative session will help increase your awareness about fentanyl, a type of opioid, and recognize warning signs that youth may be engaged in substance use. 

Parents, caregivers, and adults who care for youth will feel more confident having conversations about making informed choices around substance use. Parents will learn how to react proactively against the dangers of opioid abuse, addiction and overdose. You will leave with a better understanding of how to build resiliency in your teen, and gain awareness on how to access treatment and harm reduction resources.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of these topics and more.

Please register early at to reserve your spot.

For more information, please contact:
Alberta Health Services Education Team
Phone: 780-415-0074