Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is promoting a harm reduction forum on Wednesday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall in order to create a shared mental model about harm reduction on the Sunshine Coast.
Harm reduction aims to keep people safe and minimize death, disease, injury and costs from high-risk behaviour. Harm reduction involves a range of support services and strategies to enhance the knowledge, skills, resources and supports for individuals, families and communities to be safer and healthier.
This interactive presentation explores the theory of harm reduction and the challenges care providers face helping drug addicted clients negotiate between greater or lesser harms. The topics to be covered include: history of harm reduction, the theory of public health which supports harm reduction practice, principles of harm reduction, enabling versus harm reduction, social capital and harm reduction, specific harm reduction services and the future of harm reduction.
Community members such as physicians and nurses, social service professionals, non-profit service organizations, faith organizations or organizations providing services for this vulnerable population are encouraged to attend.
Please RSVP Eleonora Molnar at firstname.lastname@example.org.