“Meet people where they are at.” The most basic tenet of harm reduction. Passing judgment, making assumptions and having unrealistic expectations for our clients can cause more harm than it prevents. Instead, a harm-reduction approach suggests that learning a person’s story, hearing their experience, and working collaboratively with their needs and expectations is the most effective way to promote change and reduce harm.
In this video Kim Dolan talks about the basics of harm reduction and their importance in the care process.
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