In 2022, Placer County launched the 1 Pill Can Kill Placer campaign with the hopes of educating our community on the dangers of fentanyl. With the understanding that these key conversations start at home, the campaign joined with the Placer County District Attorney’s Office to add parent informational meetings to their Speakers Bureau Program.  



The information meeting, led by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, utilizes compassionate storytelling, partnering with local parents who have lost a child to fentanyl, as well as local health professionals. The topics include:  

  • What trends the District Attorney’s Office is seeing locally and nationwide 
  • What is a  fake prescription pill 
  • How our children are being targeted on social media  
  • Local stories of young lives lost to the fentanyl crisis 
  • The new category of victim 
  • How the county is addressing this issue 
  • Tips on how to talk to your children about the issue  
  • How to proactively identify a problem 
  • Resources and more 


EVERYONE. The fentanyl crisis is affecting families from every walk of life. It is affecting the local athlete, the student who is prepping for upcoming exams, the kids struggling with ADHD, the otherwise “good” kid and more. This crisis does not discriminate. If you have a child, this session is for you.  



We hope this session opens the lines of communication with your children on the fentanyl crisis. At this point, your student has most likely heard of fentanyl and has probably sat in one of our student assemblies. We hope this information meeting will give you the tools to continue the conversation with your kids at home. We all have our part in ending this crisis, together.