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Friday, October 22 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Intersectionality: Harm Reduction and Social Work Practice

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This interactive workshop will explore the intersection of harm reduction tenets and social work values that inform harm reduction-based social work practice.  From theory to field, both harm reduction and social work share values such as social justice, dignity and worth of the person and the importance of relationships.  This workshop will review the history of harm reduction practice in both the U.S. and Hawaii will as well as concrete applications of harm reduction practices.  Data from evidence-based harm reduction services such as Housing First, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion and Syringe Access programs will be highlighted as well as lessons learned from the Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center.

After this session, participants will be able to:
List and define three tenets of harm reduction as they apply to social work values
Describe three examples of harm reduction in practice
Identify and access harm reduction resources and services in Hawaii

The evaluation/CE request form for this program can be found HERE.

avatar for Heather Lusk, MSW

Heather Lusk, MSW

ED, Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center
Heather Lusk, MSW, is the Executive Director of the Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center, which works to reduce harm, promote health, create wellness and fight stigma in Hawaii and the Pacific. Heather has over twenty-five years of experience dedicated to reducing health disparities... Read More →
avatar for David Shaku, MSW

David Shaku, MSW

Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center
David Shaku, MSW currently manages the LEAD, Housing First, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division pre-treatment programs, and supervises the LEAD & Hepatitis C program staff at the Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center. He currently provides administrative support for staff working the... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Werkoff, MSW, LCSW, CSAC

Natalia Werkoff, MSW, LCSW, CSAC

LCSW, CSAC, Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center
Natalia Werkoff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor working for Hawai`i Health and Harm Reduction Center. Natalia is a passionate advocate for providing client centered harm reduction services to those who use substances, including those who... Read More →

Friday October 22, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am HST
Room 5