Implications of Practicing Harm Reduction in Supportive Housing

Thursday, May 17, 2018: 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Greenway AJ (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
Harm Reduction is not for the meek.  Harm Reduction challenges traditional substance use treatment and there are implications for doing it the right way.  In the context of supportive housing programs, Harm Reduction can change the game.  Clients bouncing from one failed housing placement to another can learn a new way of understanding their substance use and strategies to find housing stability and wellness.  Louisville's first Harm Reduction group will be profiled with tools provided to replicate.  Implementing Harm Reduction successfully requires finding and keeping the right clinicians.  Strategies to both will be explored.
Tamela Johnson, APSS (Certified Peer Support Specialist, Family Health Centers)
Nolan Nelson, MSSW (Supportive Housing Supervisor, Family Health Centers)
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