This training builds on the harm reduction approach and skills introduced in the Oakland Unite training that was held on December 15, 2016. In part 1 of the harm reduction training, attendees learned about the origins of harm reduction, drug use as a medicating behavior, co-occurring disorders, trauma and substance use, and the "drug, set, setting" assessment tool that allows the provider and client to understand all aspects of a person's relationship with drugs.
In this part 2 training, attendees will:
Practice using the Drug, Set, Setting assessment tool individually and in small groups to develop a comprehensive understanding of individual clients
Discuss the Stages of Change and Readiness models. Apply those models to clients
Use both models to develop a realistic care/service/treatment plan
Self-reflect on their ability to incorporate harm reduction and its specific tools into their practices, as well as the obstacles to integrating harm reduction.