Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

The Harm Reduction Learning Institute provides comprehensive education and training offerings on a broad range of harm reduction topics of interest to diverse audiences. The Institute offers continuing education credits for many of the courses and features a variety of resources on harm reduction and drug user health.

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  • Harnessing the Fury: Overcoming Barriers, Unveiling Pathways, and Minimizing Harm

    Dive into a discourse centered on the policy limitations impeding the implementation of comprehensive HIV prevention programs for injection drug users. Uncover the pivotal role of policy change as a linchpin of public health action. Explore the transformative potential of research-driven insights and harm reduction approaches in minimizing the deleterious effects of HIV within this marginalized community. All four 2023…

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National Perspectives on Harm Reduction and Community Health

This session describes the impact of drug use from a national and local perspective, examines the social impact of drug use on communities, and identifies national and local harm reduction activities. Surveillance data will be presented to highlight national and local trends.

All four 2023 Harm Reduction Conference training sessions must be taken to receive a total of 3.25 credit hours.

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Crisis Intervention, De-escalation, and Conflict Resolution

This webinar will enhance the understanding of positive and negative forms of de-escalation, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention strategies for purposes of reinforcing community-focused harm reduction strategies.

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Opportunities and Challenges of U=U

This webinar will review challenges involved in achieving viral suppression and maintaining undetectable viral loads, particularly for people who use drugs. Providers also will gain an understanding of potential opportunities for promoting activities that contribute to harm reduction strategies in order to reduce barriers and increase drug user health.

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Harmony in Healing: Uniting Faith and Harm Reduction Practices

This webinar will cover key aspects of faith-based communities’ involvement in harm reduction. These include non-judgmental approach, sense of belonging and support, moral and ethical guidance, integrated approach, outreach and awareness, stigma reduction, partnerships with healthcare services, prevention programs, and spiritual healing and transformation.

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Nurturing Resilience: Building Stronger Futures Through Harm Reduction

This module provides insights on and discusses evidenced-based strategies to promote harm reduction among the youth population.

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Understanding and Addressing Stigma and Discrimination in Addiction

This webinar will briefly review the new knowledge gained during the past 50 years. The faculty will describe the shifts in cultural understanding of addiction that have given rise to new research and approaches that can help reduce stigma and discrimination against people with substance use disorders.

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Culture and Society: Influencers of Mental Health and Substance Misuse

This webinar will discuss how to promote equity, improve access, and increase retention in care among BIPOC communities in healthcare.

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Aging Gracefully with Harm Reduction: Reducing Harm and Enhancing Well-Being

This session provides a non-clinical view of harm reduction, with a particular focus on its intersection with aging.

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Destigmatization of Drug Use

This session explores the impact of stigma on people who have been diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD) and those who are not clinically diagnosed but display symptoms. The presenter examines the relationship between stigma and systemic racism, as well as racism’s compounding effect on access to healthcare services for people who use drugs. The presenter also provides strategies for challenging stigma and misconceptions about SUD.

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Harm Reduction and Family

This training provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of harm reduction and its practical application in daily life.

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Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: The Seven Therapeutic Tasks, Skills and Strategies

Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy consists of seven therapeutic tasks: managing the therapeutic alliance, the therapeutic relationship heals, enhancing self-management, assessment as treatment, embracing ambivalence, harm reduction goal setting and personalized planning for positive change.

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The New Paradigm in Addiction Treatment: Introduction to Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP), Clinical Rationale, Theory and Technique

Drawing on relational, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapies, IHRP techniques are uniquely tailored to each person. A central focus on therapeutic alliance and relationship creates a safe context in which to clarify the meanings and functions of risky and addictive behavior, enhance self-regulation and develop alternative healthier, self-affirming solutions.

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