On Demand Professional Workshop Series: Harm Reduction is for Everyone: An Introduction to its Principles and Practice
This presentation was originally reviewed on December 13, 2022, and broadcast live online on December 16, 2022, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET.
The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.
Foundations of Harm Reduction
Harm reduction operates both as a set of health interventions, and as a social justice movement. This online workshop provides a guided discussion of the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm reduction.
This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Describe the ways that harm reduction can be used to build programs that support and empower people who use drugs (PWUD) and people engaging in sex work (PESW)
- Develop tools and strategies to understand different types of harms and how to mitigate these harms based on client needs and desires
- Discuss the importance of using non-stigmatizing, person first language when working with or addressing people who use drugs or engage in sex work.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
About The Speaker
Tanagra Melgarejo has 20+ years of experience in the fields of organizational/program development, evaluation, technical assistance, community organizing, and direct service with underserved/over-surveilled/stigmatized folks, particularly within Latinx communities. She currently works as the National Learning and Engagement Strategist for the National Harm Reduction Coalition.
Her commitment and passion for harm reduction started out in Holyoke, Massachusetts in the1990’s while she worked as Popular Education Director for a local HIV prevention program. Before moving to Oakland, she was working in Puerto Rico with women who are survivors of gender-based violence, focusing her work and activism around economic/human rights of women. She holds an MSW from the University of Puerto Rico and is a lecturer for social work students at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus and the Ana G. Méndez University, Gurabo campus.
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Tanagra M. Melgarejo Pulido, MSW, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.
Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc., Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Octavia Coit, MN, Heather Billings, RN, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.
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Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category II credits for Social Workers.
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- 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
- 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
- 3.00 Psychologists
- 3.00 Participation
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Professional Workshop Series: Harm Reduction is for Everyone: An Introduction to its Principles and Practice
Tanagra M. Melgarejo Pulido, MSW
National Learning and Engagement Strategist
National Harm Reduction Coalition
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Originally reviewed December 13, 2022.
Originally broadcast live December 16, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 4:15 pm ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: January 17, 2025
Activity Time: Three hour recorded webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 3:15
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