Courses/Education
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Client Education

Service Provider Courses/Education

  • Guide to Harm Reduction: Interior Health developed manual includes information and tools to integrate harm reduction principals into practice; maximize distribution of harm reduction supplies and provide harm reduction education.
  • Harm Reduction 101: Understanding harm reduction principles and practice
  • BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) Online Addiction Medicine Diploma: Free online certificate course for health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with alcohol, tobacco, and opioid substance use disorders. The course is open for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of substance use and addiction.
  • Trauma Informed Practice Guide: Developed to support the translation of trauma-informed principles into practice. Includes strategies to guide the work of practitioners assisting clients with mental health and substance use (MHSU) concerns in British Columbia.
  • Trauma Informed Practice and the Opioid Crisis: This resource builds on the Trauma-Informed Practice Guide – focusing on the opioid crisis in Canada

Best Practices

Best practices are a series of recommendations for service design and delivery, based on the best available scientific evidence.

Websites 

  • Toward the Heart: Provincial hub for harm reduction services in BC. Includes information on overdose prevention, naloxone, and safer sex as well as a site finder to help locate harm reduction services across the province. Provides information and guidance for new harm reduction sites on registration, set up, ordering training and more.  
  • Harm Reduction: A Community Guide: Ministry of Health manual to assist BC municipalities in taking a leadership and facilitative role to reduce the level of drug related harm in their communities.
  • BC Centre on Substance Use: a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction.
  • Harm Reduction International: a leading non-governmental organization working to reduce the negative health, social and human rights impacts of drug use and drug policy by promoting evidence-based public health policies and practices, and human rights based approaches to drugs.
  • Smart Sex Resource Website by the BC Centre for Disease Control: information and resources on sexual health for health care providers and clients.

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