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Harm Reduction: a Deeper Dive

July 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There is a cost for this training.
CEUs offered: 3

Course Description:

Designed for people who have taken the 101 course,Principles of Housing First & Harm Reduction, this training will go deeper into a working knowledge of Housing First and understand the benefits to the individual and community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Harm Reduction
  • List the elements of Harm Reduction service delivery
  • Name the 5 Stages of Change and practical approaches for working with people in each stage
  • Have an increased understanding between work in serving clients and experience/beliefs regarding substance abuse

You do not have to have attended the 101 to understand what will be covered in this training.

Presenter Bios:

Warren Duncan is the Program Director at Hearth Connection.  As a native of Des Moines, IA, he graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Sociology.  He began his career as a volunteer at a meal program and delivered meals to the homeless on the streets of Des Moines.  Warren has worked with homeless children in an emergency shelter, with at-risk adolescents at an alternative high school, supervised a group home in the south metro and served as a Case Manager for the chronically homeless in the Twin Cities.  He has been working in permanent supportive housing for the last 10 years and is passionate about using Housing First and Harm Reduction principles.

Kelby Grovender has worked with people experiencing homelessness for over 30 years. He developed the fist harm reduction based culturally specific supportive housing program in Minnesota in 1996. He has made numerous presentations about harm reduction, supportive housing and housing first in the United States and Canada. He is currently the Executive Director of Hearth Connection.


July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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NW Area Foundation (Drake Building)
60 Plato Blvd. E, Suite #400
St Paul, MN 55107 United States
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