Participants will explore harm reduction practices and policies that relate to substance use, as well as in reducing the harms of sexually transmitted disease. This module is suitable for frontline staff and leadership, people who are new to harm reduction or to the sector, and for anyone who may be in the proximity of someone who is at risk of overdose.
This curriculum has been developed with the assistance of the BC Centre for Disease Control, which provided many of the resources used in this module.
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Understanding Substance Use | Drugs, Drug Users and Drug Policy | Factors in Drug Abuse and Dependence | Theories of Dependence | A History of Harm Reduction | Definition and Principles of Harm Reduction | Peer Support and Challenges | Harm Reduction and Seniors | Arguments against Harm Reduction
By the end of this module you will be able to:
Throughout the module you’ll read or watch content, be invited to engage in various activities, and apply your learning to your own situation.
You have 30 days to complete the module. At the end of the 30-day enrollment period you will be automatically unenrolled from this module. The learning content is provided in a lesson format that allows you to progress at your own pace. The lesson includes non-graded checks for understanding. This module also includes an non-graded pre-test and a graded post-test. You’ll need to complete the non-graded pre-test in order to access the lesson. To receive a certificate you’ll need to score 70% or more on the post-test. You can re-take the post-test as many times as needed, within your enrollment period.
This is an online course and participants must have basic computer skills and have regular access to a computer with MS Office 2010 or later and a modern, safe browser. We recommend Chrome, however any updated browser will work. Templates used in this course may require MS Excel, MS Word and .pdf reader. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a grade 8 level.
Modules are 30 days in length and run continuously throughout the year. You may register for the course at any time during the month or year. You will receive your log-in details upon registration.
Once you receive your log-in details, you can log into HousingU at any time to start your module. You will have 30 days to complete the module from the date that you receive your log-in instructions. For example, if you registered on July 10, you will have until August 10 to complete. After the 30-day enrollment period, you will be automatically un-enrolled from the module. If you do not complete the module within 30 days, you will have to re-register for the module.
To register, click on the button above to login to our secure Registration site. Note: We require a unique email address for each course participant as our online learning system will not accept duplicate emails.
For further instructions, check out the Course Registration Information page.
There are no bulk discounts available for this module and registration fees are not refundable.