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AOD Harm Reduction

by Insight

  • Date & time
    Tue. 21 May 2024
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • location
    Room 5, Floor 4, Education Centre, A Block, Cairns Hospital, 165 Esplanade, Cairns North QLD 4870

Target audience: This workshop is recommended for Queensland based health or community service workers who may see individuals using alcohol and other drugs. 

This informative one-day workshop focuses on equipping participants with practical strategies, resources, and techniques to conduct effective harm reduction conversations with clients. Whether you are new to harm reduction or looking to update your skills, this workshop will provide valuable insights and practical tools.

What will be covered:

  • Overview of harm reduction principles and person-centred approaches and their importance in providing effective substance use support.
  • Techniques and strategies for providing tailored harm reduction conversations.
  • Specific harm reduction practices for different substances and routes of administration.
  • Introduction to a range of job aids and case studies to develop practical understanding and application of skills.
  • Customising harm reduction information to suit diverse client characteristics and needs.
  • Options for accessing up-to-date harm reduction resources.

Key benefits:

  • Interactive learning: Hands-on exercises, skills-based scenarios, and group discussions to facilitate practical learning and application.
  • Expert facilitators: Guidance from experienced professionals in harm reduction and substance use treatment.
  • Resource Toolkit: Comprehensive range of materials including ham reduction job aids and practical guides for ongoing reference.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with peers for knowledge exchange and collaborative learning.

Important: To receive a Certificate of Completion for this workshop, participants will need to attend for the full duration of the training. Please ensure your availability prior to registering.