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Narcan Training at SBU

(left to right, Kerri Mahoney, Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Specialist, Officer Bica, Kathleen Valerio, Program Coordinator, Catherine Marrone, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Dr. Richard Gatteau, Dean of Students, Vice President of Student Affairs, Officer Jared King, Officer Pete Thomson, Front row left to right: SBU Chill Educators Chynna Rios, Allison Van Cott-McEntee, Kathleen DiMartino)
(left to right, Kerri Mahoney, Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Specialist, Officer Bica, Kathleen Valerio, Program Coordinator, Catherine Marrone, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Dr. Richard Gatteau, Dean of Students, Vice President of Student Affairs, Officer Jared King, Officer Pete Thomson, Front row left to right: SBU Chill Educators Chynna Rios, Allison Van Cott-McEntee, Kathleen DiMartino)
Back row, left to right: Kerri Mahoney, Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Specialist; Officer Joseph Bica; Kathleen Valerio, Health Educator, Peer Education Program Coordinator; Catherine Marrone, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology; Dr. Richard Gatteau, Dean of Students, Vice President for Student Affairs; Officer Jared King; Officer Pete Thomson; front row, left to right: SBU Chill Educators Chynna Rios, Allison Van Cott-McEntee and Kathleen DiMartino

On October 3, 2019, the first Narcan training of the semester took place inside Frey Hall at Stony Brook University. The event was dedicated to Steven Robert Van Cott, who is the younger brother of Allison Van Cott-McEntee, a nontraditional student and an SBU Chill Peer Educator. Between the last Narcan training that was held in April and the October event, more than 440 SBU students have been trained. The October event broke the record with 221 students trained.

The 45-minute training session was conducted by the University Police Department Community Relations Team, and the Narcan kit distribution was supported by Catherine Marrone’s Sociology Teaching Assistants, Chill Peer Educators and Red Watch Band Care Team volunteers. Additional support was provided by Dr. Richard Gatteau, Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs; Isobel Breheny-Schafer, WUSB Station Manager; and Emily Snyder, Director, Department of Student Community Development.

Click here for more information on holding a Narcan training.

— Johanna Baeyens, Community Relations

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