California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies

Fostering Harm Reduction in Residential Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Struggles

Event Program

DAYS:
April 21

April 21, 2021

Title Speaker Description Goals CEU

Fostering Harm Reduction in Residential Treatment for People who have Co-Occurring Struggles - A Practical Approach
(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Pacific Time (GMT-8)

James Roberts, MA

The book on Harm Reduction in Residential Treatment has yet to be written.  However, harm reduction as a model uniquely fits the framework of Social Rehabilitation. Elements of motivational interviewing, the stages of change model and the context of trauma-informed treatment is the key to developing these interventions.  If we focus on transparency instead of judgement, agreements as opposed to rules and flexibility instead of rigidity, supporting client choice as the basis of our practice in our treatment model, a harm reduction philosophy will thrive in the milieu.  

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Goal:  Participants will review the history of the treatment of people with dual disorders and learn effective techniques utilizing a harm reduction framework.  

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:  

  1. Articulate how addiction is defined in a social demographic model.  
  2. Identify one way that using a trauma-informed care approach can assist in the treatment of people with dual disorders.  
  3. Define three interventions using the stages of change model.   

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