The Nassau County District Attorney has recognized that the county is suffering from a heroin problem of epidemic proportions. In "Not My Child," a 45-minute slideshow presentation, her staff presents stories of heroin addiction and discusses signs of addiction and ways to try and combat the problem.
The presentation includes a statistical comparison of heroin deaths to other crime-related fatalities to illustrate how significant a problem this is in our communities. There is also a discussion of recent heroin investigations and their impact on our neighborhoods.
This piece is designed to inform parents and educators that no child is immune from this growing problem, that it is difficult to spot in its early stages, that every community can suffer from its effects and that we must all partner to tackle this deadly issue. This presentation complements the presentations of both the police department and treatment facilities.
Scheduling a Presentation
For information on how to schedule a presentation, please call or email School Program Coordinator, CORE@Nassauda.org at 516-571-4052.