Tippecanoe County's Opioid Quick Response team is working to improve its service

The team has been in service for nearly two months and leaders are taking their service experience to train newcomers

Posted: Feb 24, 2019 6:04 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2019 11:43 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County's Opioid Quick Response team is working to improve their service.

The team has been in service for nearly two months and leaders are taking their service experience to train newcomers.

Trainees learned safety and how to communicate with clients. One important topic was understanding how to communicate based on their client's addiction.

The team was created to bring recovery treatment straight to people's homes. Recovery Coach, Felisha Thise said this training has prepared her to go out and serve.

“We’re learning how to engage with the community, with certain people,” said Thise. “People with mental illness and people with substance use disorder and just ways to go about talking with people because everybody's different.”

The team held their first training when they started in December of 2018. Quick Response Team EMT, Cheyenne Wuebker said this second training was necessary.

“When we first initially did the training, it was a little bit new, not really knowing what to expect or what exactly we were supposed to do and how to script things,” said Wuebker. “But now that we've been out for a couple months we have a little bit of a better idea on what to say and how to actually explain what we're doing.”

The Quick Response team is hosting a Breaking Bread & Coming Together event at Mount Carmel Church Saturday, Mar. 3. They’ll be discussing the benefits of Faith-Based Recovery. Community members are encouraged to bring food and beverages.

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