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Cass • Fremont • Harrison • Mills • Monona • Montgomery • Page • Pottawattamie • Shelby
March 3 to March 3, 2023
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Cost: $0.00
Must attend one session of Harm Reduction Overview and one session of Harm Reduction Applied.

Harm Reduction Training


Taeko Frost, DrPH, MPH

Sarah Deutsch, MPH

Day 2 - Harm Reduction Applied

(participants must register for one session of Harm Reduction Overview and one session of Harm Reduction Applied)

 March 3, 2023 from 10 am- 1 pm

Who Should Attend:  Licensed/Provisional Therapist, Case Workers 

Harm Reduction Overview: Facilitate a 3 hour session on the foundational

concepts of the harm reduction approach including the definition of the

approach, continuum of substance use, drug/set/setting model, stages of

change model, and the evidence for harm reduction to align around the

history, values, and overall approach.

About the Speaker:  Taeko Frost, DrPH, MPH is the co-founder and principal of In The Works, a harm reduction capacity building and training consulting group that offers e-learning, live training, and technical assistance to support organizations to implement harm reduction strategies. Prior to her role at In The Works, Dr. Frost worked in reproductive health and primary care, was the Executive Director of a syringe service program in New York City, and led the expansion of harm reduction policy and funding for the west coast and greater Appalachia at National Harm Reduction Coalition. She enjoys supporting upcoming leaders by building organizational development skills and witnessing when harm reduction "clicks" for people, opening up more opportunities for building rapport and connection with people who use drugs. 

Sarah Deutsch, MPH, is the co-founder of In The Works and offers technical assistance to organizations specific to data collection, monitoring and evaluation, training systems, and other support for organizations to grow and share the impact of their work. Sarah has worked at several syringe service programs to oversee outreach services, peer programing, and operations on the east and west coasts. Sarah also brings experience working at the Washington State Department of Health overseeing the drug user health portfolio and supporting community groups to launch and maintain harm reduction services. She enjoys offering technical assistance in a way that builds skills for upcoming leaders to thrive in their work over time and supporting strategies that promote healthy team communication and culture. 



Cancellation Policy

It is our goal to provide trainings as scheduled. If a training is cancelled for any reason the region will attempt to email registered participants as well as post the change on the trainings page of the region website.

The region is committed to providing quality training experiences. When a registered participant does not attend it often prevents another participant from having the opportunity. Please call us at 712-328- 5645 by 12:00 pm the day prior to the training if needed to cancel a registration. If the training is on a Monday please contact us by 12 pm on Friday. If the aforementioned notice is not given you will be charged a minimum of $25.00 (this includes trainings with no registration fee).

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