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Harm Reduction 101

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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FREE VIRTUAL EVENT!

This is a LIVE  virtual event.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This event will be held over the Zoom platform.  You will receive an email invite to join the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Duplicate registrations will be deleted— you may register for someone else ONLY if you can provide their complete contact information, including email.


Services for Vulnerable Populations Committee Presents —

HARM REDUCTION 101 —

Join us for this special meeting of the Services for Vulnerable Populations committee, when we will be joined by a representative from Sonoran Prevention Works.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020  6:00 – 7:00 PM (AZ)

REGISTRATION CLOSES 8/11 @ 8:00 AM*
(*if you miss the registration deadline, contact us at Liz@biaaz.org OR call / text 520-310-3301)

WITH
Christopher Lee Thomas AA, C.P.S.S., F.P.S.S.

FACILITATED BY
Liz Bradley
Recovery and Family Support
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona


This month’s topic is Harm Reduction — range of policies and practices designed to lessen the negative social and/or physical consequences associated with various human behaviors, such as drug use.

We will be joined by the Sonoran Prevention Works Interim Program Manager, Christopher Thomas, who will teach us about special risks that people who use drugs face, harm reduction practices to lessen those risks, and how SPW is working to support this vulnerable population.
Sonoran Prevention Works is an advocate for people in Arizona affected by drug use. They provide community workshops, trainings, referrals, consultation, and risk reduction materials to individuals, families, and organizations in order to prevent HIV, Hepatitis C, overdose, and the perpetuation of stigma.

If you are unable to attend this event, we also have a similar presentation scheduled as part of our Statewide Polysubstance Misuse and Cognitive Impairment Workgroup on July 28, when Christopher will be joined by SPW Board Chair Danielle Russell.

 

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Christopher Lee Thomas AA, C.P.S.S., F.P.S.S. 

Christopher is a survivor of the War on Drugs and a compassionate advocate for evidence based, harm-reduction strategies that improve the quality of life for people who use drugs and their families. Christopher uses his background in substance use, recovery, peer support, and harm reduction work to identify and navigate peer networks so as to better engage stigmatized individuals into services such as substance abuse treatment, syringe access, and overdose prevention. He was managed the SAP at Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation as a Sr. Health Education Specialist while also conducting HIV/HCV testing, linking clients to care, providing overdose prevention and distributing naloxone. Christopher is currently the Interim Program Manager of the Overdose Prevention Program  at Sonoran Prevention Works, providing Overdose Prevention/Harm Reduction/Naloxone trainings and distributing Naloxone Statewide. 

Details

Date:
August 11
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

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VIRUTAL EVENT
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ON CONNECTING TO ZOOM MEETING,

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BIAAZ | Services for Vulnerable Populations Committee Presents