This 2 -hour webinar is a part of our Foundational Fridays Series taking place every Friday from noon – 2pm from February 2021 – April 2021. This webinar focuses basic knowledge about the drugs that are commonly used by participants at Syringe Service Programs (SSPs). We will review basic information about how drugs are used, why they are used, and ways to reduce the harms from using drugs. The training will provide an overview of how to engage program participants/clients in conversations around the way they are using drugs and potential harms that can be reduced. Webinar participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe types of drugs commonly used.
- Discuss factors surrounding drug use.
- List three harm reduction ideas to reduce drug-related risk.
Trainers: Mike Selick and Hiawatha Collins
Prerequisite: None, but viewing our Harm Reduction Approach Webinar is highly recommended
Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers