Schools Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative (SIBHI) – Opioids, Fentanyl, Narcan, & Youth

The Schools Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative fosters the well-being of children, youth, families and staff by increasing inter-agency coordination and supporting the development of a range of behavioral health supports within and connected to schools.

Last month the Santa Cruz COE partnered with Santa Cruz County SafeRx to present to over 100 school staff regarding Opioids, Fentanyl, Narcan & Youth. The recorded event can be viewed here along with a collection of important resources, which include a short training video on how to administer Naloxone (the lifesaving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose or poisoning, commonly known by the brand name Narcan) and how community members and school staff can access free Narcan.

If you would like SafeRx staff to come to your site to do brief presentations to staff or students, please contact Ali Hayes at

Also, we are grateful to SafeRx for their partnership in developing a new substance use prevention resource, the Let’s Talk Booklet! This comprehensive booklet is designed for families to utilize for important conversations during the high school years. Families with 9th grade students can expect to receive the hardcopy booklet in the mail in the coming weeks. Check it out and spread the word!