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.
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
MN Board of Social Work
2.0 CEUs (CEP-275)
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
LADC: 2.0 CEUs (2023.CE.ADC.121)
LPC/LPCC: 2.0 CEUs (2023.CE.385)
MN Board of Nursing
This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
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