Online Course, part of the Certificate in Harm Reduction
course offers an introduction to the concept of Harm Reduction, its
history and how it fits into a broader framework of working with people
who use substances. It provides a foundation for understanding key
issues regarding Harm Reduction, policy and practice.
Start Date: April 27 End Date: July 24
Tuition: $665 (GST exempt)
Learning Outcomes for Course 1
Participants will be able to
- understand the use of psychoactive substances (history, cultural context, history of treatment);
- understand neuro-pharmacological perspective on drugs;
- understand the history of drug policy in domestic and international contexts;
a historical analysis of stigma and the marginalization of drugs and
the people who use them (and how this intersects with other types of
- understand the theoretical foundation of Harm Reduction;
- understand the emergence of Harm Reduction domestically and internationally and analyze the evidence of its efficacy; and
- understand the historical role of peer involvement.
To register or request information please visit http://www.coned.yorku.ca
or contact The Division of Continuing Education (DCE), Nneka Roberts,
Information Assistant, at (416) 736-5616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Source: Canadian Harm Reduction Network mailing list, http://www.canadianharmreduction.com/index.php]