Harm Reduction in Practice

30 Aug Harm Reduction in Practice

Chris Jardin | PARN

An in-depth look at harm reduction as a foundational model for health and social services. This interactive multimedia course will invite participants to engage in several core principles that comprise harm reduction as related to substance use. Through large and small group discussion and various group and individual exercises, participants will cultivate a more concrete understanding of harm reduction and work to develop an assortment of tools and strategies to better implement harm reduction practically in their professional and personal lives.



February 20, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST


Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room
347 Burnham Street
Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

Feb 20 – Sisson Room

Facilitator Biography:

Chris Jardin | PARN
Chris Jardin is the Support and Interventions Coordinator at PARN – Your Community AIDS Resource Network. Chris has trained thousands of service providers and individuals across the region on harm reduction and the opioid crisis. He is a strong advocate for bringing broader awareness to the stigmatizing attitudes and systems that create significant barriers for individuals engaged in substance use when attempting to access health and social services.

Core Competencies Covered:

  • Understanding Substance Use
  • Understanding Concurrent Disorders
  • Client-Centered Change
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Trauma-Specific Care

Interactive Elements Included:

  • Large and Small Group Discussions
  • Group and Individual Exercises