Location: Preservation Parkway- Nile Hall, 668 13th Street Oakland, CA 94612
Time: Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30pm, Training will take place from 12:30pm-4:00pm
Trainer: Jeannie Little, Center for Harm Reduction Therapy
Harm reduction is a radical new way of understanding substance use and working with people who use drugs. It is practical and compassionate - it saves lives and does not punish people for what they choose to put in their bodies. Harm reduction counseling was developed to work with people with multiple interacting problems. It facilitates staff to work closely with people who actively use drugs, making it easier to influence positive change. In this training, attendees will learn about harm reduction counseling principles, techniques, and skills to be able to understand and work with the complex needs of Oakland Unite clients.