Participation at public events is our primary method of creating prescription drug abuse awareness.
We offer the following event services:
- Speaking engagements
- Panel discussion participation
- Middle and High School classroom presentations
- Parent education activities
If you are interested in having us participate at one of your events, submit our service request form. Here are past and future events we are associated with.
PRESENTED BY PINE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA
The majority of students in our schools are not abusing substances, but how do you know for sure that your child is among them?
Join us for a candid conversation about local drug trends and get parenting tips that can help your child successfully navigate drug free through their teen and young adult years. Open to ALL SRVUSD and surrounding community parents.
Moderator: Jim Hansen, President, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Bill Clarkson, Mayor City of San Ramon
Rick Schmitt, Superintendent of San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Michelle Goldberg, School Resource Officer with San Ramon Police Department
April Rovero, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Linda Turnbull, Executive Director, Teen Esteem
Pine Valley Middle School PTA
National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
San Ramon Police Department
Contact Melanie Hansen/PTA for Questions or More Information: melanie@email@example.com
NCAPDA would like to extend a HUGE thanks to our 2018 ‘Dose of Awareness’ 5K Walk/Health Expo Sponsors.
- Addiction Treatment Alternatives (ATA)
- Alameda/Contra Costa Medical Association
- Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
- Al Loosli, M.D.
- BAART Programs
- Center for Open Recovery
- Contra Costa Chiropractic District
- Fog City Entertainment
- John Muir Health
- Kaiser Permanente
- Lock Med
- Mothers With a Purpose
- Nicole Gee Photography
- ProTransport-1 Ambulance
- Republic Services
- RoSa Construction
- San Ramon Insurance Agency
- Sports Basement
- USA Mobile Drug Testing of the East Bay
Help ensure that unused, unwanted and expired medications sitting in your home medicine cabinet (or other place) don’t get taken and misused by a curious teen or drug-seeking adult. Gather them up and drop them off during the DEA’s National Rx Take Back Day on 4/28 between 10-2pm (at most locations across the country). While you are there, check to see where you can drop off medications as you need to throughout the year.
Visit this website to see what drop off site is closest to you: https://takebackday.dea.gov/
Hosted by the Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission
Town Hall Meeting: Opioid Awareness
Guest Speaker: April Rovero, Executive Director of NCAPDA
Learn what you need to know to help keep you, your family and friends safe from potential harmful downstream affects of painkillers and other opioids as well as other potentially addictive and dangerous medications.
We’ll explore America’s opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, it’s origins and impact, the impact on families, communities and our nation and what can be done to help turn around what has become the worst drug epidemic in American history.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (510) 230-1778.
The 15th Annual She’s All That is a conference specially designed for girls 5th-8th grade with a separate option for parents. The day includes Keynote speaker, Expo, choice of 3 sessions, lunch, goodie backpack, and raffle. NCAPDA is providing two parent workshops, “Dose of Awareness – What Every Parent Needs to Know”.
Sponsored by the non-profit, Soroptimist International of San Ramon Valley. For workshop information, conference schedule and other details visit their website, https://www.soroptimist-sr.org
Join us for a great evening of engaging presentations by students and community leaders from the San Ramon Valley area. This is a free event, but please register so the student organizers know how many to expect.
- Michelle Gachelin, Student, on the intolerance towards “foreigners”
- Tristan Shaughnessy, Student, on the misperceptions about Russia and other countries
- Ruhika Nandy, Student, on the interpretations of street art
- Namrata Keskar, Student, on the Theory of Mind
- Azine Davoudzadeh, School AP Computer Science teacher, on a long-term study of women in computer science
- Andy Madeira, Eden Housing Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, on the merits of low-income housing
- April Rovero, Founder of National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Use, on drug abuse among youth
Thanks to all of the high school students in Alameda and Contra Costa counties who participated in our 2020 ‘My Natural High’ Art Contest and congratulations to our winners! We had some amazing art submitted, making it difficult to choose who would be awarded our three prizes.
Amazon gift cards have been presented to our contest winners and all participants have received a certificate of recognition and will have their art posted on the Contra Costa County Art and Culture Commission website in their youth summer art gallery.
1st Place – Sathvika Sitaraman
2nd Place – Sudiksha Vaidyanathan
3rd Place – Sophie Krayna
FREE Mental Health Awareness Event “FIGHTING FOR HOPE” for Teens 13-18 hosted by teens of the San Ramon Valley Community Interact Club. They will have the pleasure of interacting with George Caldwell, his team and 4 of his therapeutic trained Llamas as well as the following speakers:
- Dr. James Turner M.D. and author of “Time and Effort”
- April Rovero, Executive Director of NCAPDA who will include opioid overdose rescue training in her presentation
- Colleen Millen LMFT of Discovery Center of Danville
Additional Event Features:
Fun With Therapy Animals – Activities – Music – Food/Ice Cream
Note: FREE Naloxone overdose rescue kits for those who attend training.
For more info on George Caldwell of “Llamas of Circle Home” go to https://www.experiencellamas.com/