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SBCEO Education Spotlight

About Education Spotlight

SBCEO’s Education Spotlight brings our community together to have critical conversations about topics impacting Santa Barbara County children and youth.

Spotlight #1

Our first Spotlight focused on the opioid and fentanyl crisis that has led to increased rates of adolescent addiction, poisoning, and accidental overdose deaths. The event featured a moderated panel discussion with experts in the field, new countywide statistics, myths vs. facts, a Q&A, and sharing of resources for schools and families.

Watch the recording in English, Spanish, or Mixteco HERE

View the slide deck

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Ed. Spotlight panelists


Moderator County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Salcido facilitating the discussion with panelists Shanda Herrera (Principal, Pioneer Valley High School), Sr. Deputy George Hedricks (Community Resource & School Resource Deputy, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office), Dr. Carrick Adam (Medical Director, Santa Barbara County Juvenile Justice Center), and Melissa Wilkins (Division Chief of Alcohol & Drug Programs, Santa Barbara County Dept. of Behavioral Wellness)