Welcome to the HEI Webinar Series. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual HEI Conference in-person. The HEI Conference was an event many attended to earn CECH for continuing education for CHES certification, professional development, and networking opportunities. We have decided to hold a once monthly CECH opportunity for members to earn CHES credit.
HEI Series: Developing Harm Reduction Initiatives for Treating Substance Use among LGBTQ Individuals
Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00am
Presented by: Andrew Yockey Ph.D(c), Keith King, Ph.D. MCHES, and Rebecca Vidourek, Ph.D, CHES
The present webinar will assess the current state of harm reduction initiatives in treating substance use prevention among sexual minority communities. Future directions and initiatives for further research will be discussed.
Research indicates that LGBTQ people use some substances, such as tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, at a rate 2-4 times that of the broader population. LGBTQ substance use must be understood within the context of the stigma, prejudice, and discrimination to which LGBTQ people are constantly exposed. Harm reduction takes a non-judgmental approach that supports people in making decisions about their drug use. LGBTQ people may reduce drug-related harms by knowing and managing the risks associated with particular drugs, choosing less risky drugs, or planning ahead for safer use, as well as by seeking treatment, and reducing or eliminating substance use. Harm reduction also acknowledges that many people use drugs without encountering any problems.
- By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to explain the possible relationships between substance use and psychosocial factors among LGBTQ individuals.
- By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to formulate harm reduction interventions designed to mitigate substance use among sexual minorities.
This event is FREE. However, if you would like to earn CECH credits towards your CHES certification, please register and pay. Those who are requesting CECH credits will need to complete an evaluation at the end of the session. This will be emailed to those who have registered and paid.
Ohio SOPHE members: $2 per credit
Non-members: $5 per credit.
HEI Series: Harm Reduction in LGBTQ
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
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