Chris will be a panelist at The Fentanyl Epidemic in Schools session, Friday March 3, at CALSPRA Conference 2023
Chris and Laura Didier, Zach’s parents, will share his life story and the everlasting impact of fentanyl. This panel will draw from Zach’s tragic story in Rocklin Unified that highlighted the scope of the problem and how the epidemic is spreading throughout schools. The presentation will showcase how both Rocklin Unified and Riverside Unified are prioritizing outreach efforts to organize educational campaigns to combat fentanyl use and partnering with mental health programs to assist students with root causes that may lead them to drugs.
This presentation will highlight the role of increasing mental health issues, social isolation and domestic stressors, socio-economic inequity, and how social media has become an avenue that has made fentanyl readily available for purchase by children and adolescents in perpetuating the issue of drug use among children and adolescents and in schools.
The California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA)
CalSPRA is an award-winning, nationally-recognized organization of education public relations professionals, administrators, and school personnel who have a full- or part-time responsibility for communications. Our organization is working to create a climate for better public understanding, commitment, and support of public education.