About the Trainer Program

The School Naloxone Opioid Overdose Trainer Program will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies). To earn trainer designation, individuals complete one or more prerequisite courses and program training via the web. Materials provided via the Trainer Resource Center allows program delivery via on-site or webinar settings.  

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. with nearly 92,000 lives lost in 2020. The overdose crisis which escalated sharply (32%) during the first year of the pandemic does not appear to be letting up. For the first time, overdose deaths exceeded 100,000 in 2021, nearing 108,000 – increasing another 15% … or 47% over the past two years.

Youth / Young Adults Aged 15-24

Rising Rates of Overdose

In 2020, more than 7,000 adolescents and young adults aged 15-24 died as a result of drug overdose, a 49% increase over the prior year. The majority (84%) of these deaths were caused by opioids, which include prescription pain medication and illicit opioids such as heroin and fentanyl.

Fentanyl, is the primary driver of the overdose health crisis and has been found in other drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, and counterfeit pills.

It is imperative for schools to prepare for a potential overdose emergency

It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the safe and effective management of opioid-related overdoses in schools must be incorporated into the school emergency preparedness and response plans. 

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Trainer Program Fees

Training and Annual License Fees

  • Training Fee: $225/person
    Includes the Brain and the Disease of Addiction prerequisite online course, the School Naloxone Opioid Overdose online course and live web training, and trainer's kit.

  • Annual License Fee: Individual $200 or Group $400
    There are two options for the Annual Program License fee, $200 for one trainer or $400 for a group license. The group rate provides access for two or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

    The license provides access to all the program materials, the online resource center, technical assistance, and program updates during the 12-month licensing period. License renewal is required to use the materials beyond the first 12 months.

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We ask that our partners contact us prior to purchase. This will give us the opportunity to answer all your questions, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss multi-program discounts, and provide you with a quote.

When you're ready, contact us: Fill out the form, email us or call 844.554.3354, ext 4 for more information.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the need for school-based opioid emergency response planning and preparedness.

  • Assess and identify the signs of an opioid overdose.

  • Demonstrate how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.

Trainer Program Resources

Program materials available through the resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script. Multiple versions for different training lengths and customizable.

  • Training Enhancements

    Attendee pre-post survey, handouts (quick reference sheet, course notes, additional resources), breakout activities, poll questions, certificate of attendance, customizable flyers, social media graphics and more.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainers receive CE Credit for accredited courses completed during the training process.

    COMING SOON: Special attendee discount for additional online learning courses from Overdose Lifeline.

Trainer Training Process

What to Expect

  • Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator of the program.

  • Prerequisite: You will complete the Brain and the Disease of Addiction prerequisite course as the first part of your training process.

  • Program Course: Then you will take the School Naloxone Opioid Overdose online course to help familiarize yourself with the concepts and information.

  • Coaching & Technical Assistance: Once you have completed steps 1-3, a live web meeting will be scheduled to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.

  • Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.

The School Naloxone Opioid Overdose (SNOO-TR) Trainer

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