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Introduction to Harm Reduction: An Everyday Approach to Promoting Health and Well-Being


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Presenter:
Gabriela Zapata-Alma
Course Levels:
Introductory
Duration:
3 hours
Expiration:
Never expires.

Dates


Description

Harm reduction offers a compassionate and practical approach to promoting individual and community health and well-being. This session introduces harm reduction as both a practice approach and a social movement, inviting practitioners and organizations to embrace a more holistic and human rights-based approach to some of life’s most complex issues. 

Through engaging discussions and real-life examples, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of harm reduction principles and their applications in personal and professional contexts as it applies to substance use, sexual health, and other common "risk" behaviors.

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

  • Describe harm reduction as a practice approach as well as a social movement
  • Recognize at least three ways that they are already practicing harm reduction in their personal and/or work lives
  • Identify at least two strategies for applying the principles of harm reduction as it applies to substance use, sexual health, and other common "risk" behaviors

Credits for CADC professionals through the Illinois Certification Board (ICB): 

PROGRAM NUMBER: 20452

Category: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, CFPP II

Please Register by July 16, 2024

Credits


Continuing Education Credit for Social Workers

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for social workers.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.


Continuing Education Credit for Clinical Psychologists

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for clinical psychologists.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.


Continuing Education Credit for Professional Counselors

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for professional counselors.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.


Continuing Education Credit for Marriage and Family Therapists

This program satisfies the requirements to receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for marriage and family therapists.

The Professional Development Program is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004.

Most states have reciprocity with Illinois. It is recommended that professionals outside of Illinois review rules for their licensing board prior to participating to ensure that the content meets their renewal, and/or reciprocity, requirements.



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Gabriela Zapata-Alma is the Director of Policy and Practice for Domestic Violence and Substance Use at the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health and a Lecturer at The University of Chicago, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. She is a 2012 graduate of the Crown School in the Extended Evening Program. 

Gabriela brings 15 years of experience working with survivors of domestic violence and other trauma, providing direct services, training, advocacy, and consultation, and leading programs using a trauma-informed approach, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Gender Responsive Care, Housing First, and third wave behavioral interventions. 

Gabriela has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group’s 2018 Health Award and the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals chapter of NADAAC’s 2017 Rising Star Award.

Gabriela has provided training and technical assistance related to serving marginalized communities impacted by trauma and other social determinants of health locally, nationally, and internationally.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance of the program are eligible for a credit toward another Crown Family School Professional Development Program workshop, or a refund minus a $15 cancellation fee. You can indicate your preference by contacting our office: pdp@crownschool.uchicago.edu