Ethics of Harm Reduction and Recovery Allyship Training

Jun 9, 2023

09:00 AM - 12:15 PM

University Capitol Centre, Conference Center - Room 2520D - Seminar Room

200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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The goal of this training is to provide an overview of the foundation of harm reduction and how to ethically incorporate principals of harm reduction in clinical practice. Focus will be placed on ethics of harm reduction treatment, collaboration within a harm reduction model, appropriate referrals and resources and assessing stages of change when setting goals within treatment. 

Training objectives:

1.  Participants will discuss the definition of harm reduction and gain a basic understanding of how to implement principals of this model in their clinical practice.

2.  Participants will be able to give at least two examples of person first language and demonstrate the differences between person first v. identity first language.

3.  Participants will increase their ability to provide clinical services using a nonjudgmental stance and apply the stages of change and motivation in the recovery process.

4.  Participants will assess and select clinically appropriate resources for individuals seeking recovery services as evidenced by being able to identify three supportive services for individuals in recovery.

5.  Participants will describe the role their professional ethical code plays in providing clinical services using a harm reduction model.

Please register on our website.

Training Agenda
8:30 – 9 a.m.: Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Opening introduction, review of goals/objectives and purpose of training
9:15- 10:30 a.m.: Content of training
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Break and snacks
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Content of training

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