Introduction to Harm Reduction with Sheila Ciminera, LCSW (Online)
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About the Event
"Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.”
-Harm Reduction Coalition
Participants will gain an understanding of the principles of harm reduction, and learn how this modality can be utilized with a variety of client populations. Participants will learn more about evidence based practices of syringe exchange, medication assisted treatment, and safer injection sites. We will also explore ways to combat stigma related to addiction.
Sheila Ciminera, LCSW is a social worker and owner of To Bear Witness Therapy. She began her career working in syringe exchange, and has been a proud harm reductionist ever since. Over the past 16 years, she has had the privilege of being a case manager, program developer, individual and group therapist, clinical supervisor, acudetox specialist, professor, and trainer. Her primary focus is supporting helping professionals with compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. She also specializes in working with individuals dealing with trauma, addictions, and justice involvement- all through the lens of trauma informed care.
- Intro to Harm Reduction$50$500$0