In March 2023, Samantha, an 8-year-old known as "Tiny Human", accomplished a remarkable milestone by completing the Layperson Naloxone Administration (LPN) Course on Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response. The LPN course is a comprehensive program reviewed by experts in emergency medicine and public health, covering crucial topics related to opioid use disorder, overdose prevention, harm reduction, and naloxone administration. It has been accredited by prestigious organizations such as the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American Medical Association (AMA).
Through this course, Samantha received valuable education on Substance Use Disorder, Opioid Overview and Fentanyl 101, Opioid Public Health Crisis, Harm Reduction, and Overdose Prevention, Recognizing and Preventing an Overdose, Naloxone Laws and Access, and Naloxone Administration.
Samantha's achievement at such a young age highlights her dedication to learning about critical public health issues and the importance of educating children and raising awareness of the importance of preventing substance misuse and saving lives from a young age.
Furthermore, as the daughter of the Executive Director and Founder of Harm Reduction Circle, "Tiny Human" takes pride in her role as a Team Lead with Meals on Onewheels Orange County, a program that provides nutritious meals and harm reduction services to homeless individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction in Orange County, California. The program uses Onewheels to reach high-risk individuals quickly and efficiently. As the Team Lead, "Tiny Human" is responsible for training all new riders on overdose prevention and Narcan administration, utilizing her certified training from the LPN course.