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Building the Heart of Successful School Conference

Stairway to Heroin-Education and Prevention Series
Scott Bakkum, Oconomowoc High School
Chris Gleason, Rosecrance Health Network
Sandi Lybert, Your Choice
Katie Westerman, Oconomowoc Area School District
Elementary (PreK-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)

The number of heroin-related deaths in Wisconsin jumped by nearly 50 percent from 1999-2012, according to a survey of county coroners. Has this epidemic touched your community yet? The Stairway to Heroin educational series began in 2014 in Oconomowoc as an effort to address the growing opiate and heroin use by youth in our community. It has steadily evolved into a model program for education, prevention, and recovery used in communities and school districts across the state of Wisconsin. Come and learn how this series of educational programs can be implemented in your own community to fight this epidemic!