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Khair

Certain youth are at greater risk for addiction due to chronic and intergenerational trauma of substance abuse within their families. We recognize chronic and intergenerational trauma of alcoholism and addiction within families and seek to reduce stigma. This issues persist due to the lack of availability/access to intervention programs (especially based on gender), cultural and social norms around substance abuse, lack of knowledge on severity, mental illness (depression and anxiety).

The Khair program is Jakara Movement’s state-wide, peer-led harm-reduction approach to substance use prevention. Since 2020 on 7 campuses in 6 school districts we have worked with cohorts of 10 students to develop a curriculum that teaches about substance abuse and builds policy to protect students and their families. All 70 high school interns are CPR and NARCAN certified to professionally handle certain substance related issues. These students additionally collaborate with school faculty, education administrations in their cities & counties, and local health departments to work on increasing a harm-reduction approach to substance prevention, peer education, health resources and community involvement. The primary motive of the program is to integrate educational, clinical, and community avenues for intervention surrounding overall harm reduction. We have passed policies on school districts to make NARCAN more available to prevent Fentanyl overdose and have a Gurmat lens based on compassion and understanding to help people make best choices. We have received tons of media attention for the amazing work students are doing in their local communities. 

CLICK HERE to watch a short documentary about the Khair program

 

APPLY TO BE A A KHAIR INTERN THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

 

Above pictured is our Statewide Health and Wellness Fellow team

Top left to right: Jujhar Singh (Union City), Maninder Singh (Ceres), Harkaran Singh (Manteca)

Bottom left to right: Jasmeen Kaur (Sacramento), Kuljeet Kaur (Bakersfield), Jaspreet Kaur (Program Manager), Jasmeet Kaur (Fresno), Harleen Kaur (Yuba City)

 

APPLY TO BE A HEALTH AND WELLNESS FELLOW FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

 

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  • Jaspreet Kaur
    published this page 2021-05-26 18:15:35 -0700