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Harm Reduction

Having honest conversations about substance use

Description

Working with people who are actively using substances or engaging in high-risk behavior is hard because there can be a barrier with honest communication. It may feel awkward to the worker and person receiving services to acknowledge and openly discuss the reality of their day-to-day behavior. Harm Reduction is a pragmatic engagement strategy to work with people where they are and help to move them towards their goals.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Harm Reduction and explore workers beliefs and bias

  • Develop a Harm Reduction mindset for cultivating a working partnership

  • Identify the elements of Harm Reduction services

  • Apply Harm Reduction methods in your role

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work
     2.0 CEUs   (CEP-275)

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