Trainer: Jeannie Little, Center for Harm Reduction Therapy
About this Course: 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. Program Managers will learn more about what practices they can put in place to support their teams in working with clients who use substances, with a particular focus on marijuana use. Oakland Unite has provided a two-part series on harm reduction for direct service staff this year; Program Managers or Executive Directors whose staff have participated in these trainings are highly encouraged to register and attend.
Lunch will be provided at 12pm. The training will begin promptly at 12:30pm.
Questions? Contact Kristina Bedrossian, Bright Research Group, 510-238-9948 or email@example.com.