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August 2022

Harm Reduction 101: Sex, Drugs, and Human Rights

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

In this 3-hour training, participants will gain a historical overview and practical perspective of harm reduction, explore social determinants of health, and develop an understanding of how systemic discrimination and stigma can impact those living with or at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections. This training is designed to be taken in conjunction with Substance Use 101 & Safer Substance Use Practices 101.

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Safer Substance Use Practices 101: Safely Equip Before Taking a Hit

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

This 2-hour training will discuss harm reduction techniques for safer substance use.  Topics of discussion will include an overview of substance use equipment and the best practices associated with equipment use and various consumption methods.  Through group discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to further develop their confidence in discussing safer using practices with the people they support.  This training is designed to be taken in conjunction with Harm Reduction 101 & Substance Use 101. Certificates of completion will be provided to…

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Substance Use 101 Part 1: Substances, Safety, and Support

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

This 2-part, 4-hour training (2 hours each part) will focus on utilizing a harm reduction approach to discuss best practices when supporting people who use substances, with a focus on people who use methamphetamine. Through group discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to further develop their confidence in supporting people who may be experiencing psychosis caused by methamphetamine use. This training is designed to be taken in conjunction with Harm Reduction 101 & Safer Substance Use Practices 101. Certificates are available…

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September 2022

Substance Use 101 Part 2: Substances, Safety, and Support

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

This 2-part, 4-hour training (2 hours each part) will focus on utilizing a harm reduction approach to discuss best practices when supporting people who use substances, with a focus on people who use methamphetamine. Through group discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to further develop their confidence in supporting people who may be experiencing psychosis caused by methamphetamine use. This training is designed to be taken in conjunction with Harm Reduction 101 & Safer Substance Use Practices 101. Certificates are available…

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Safer Sex Supplies 101: Know Before you Go

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom

This 1.5-hour training will look at the correct usage of safer sex supplies. Participants will develop tools to enhance their confidence in discussing condoms and safer sex practices with others and be able to identify what tools to use in what situation. Certificates of completion will be provided to attendees.

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Universal Precautions 101: Best Practices in Protection Against Blood-Borne Pathogens

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

This 1-hour training will explain universal precautions and best practices focused on the protection and prevention against HIV, hepatitis C, and other blood-borne pathogens. This training will discuss safe disposal of biohazardous materials, safety precautions to help keep oneself safe, and best practices when working towards disease prevention.

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October 2022

Sex Work 101: Shifting Perspectives

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

This 3-hour training offers a comprehensive introduction to sex work and the sex industry in Calgary and Canada. Participants will gain an understanding of how social and structural factors create vulnerabilities within the sex work community and how existing legislation further perpetuates unsafe working environments.

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HIV 101: Transmission, Prevention, & Treatment Cascade

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

In this 2-hour training, participants will discuss information related to HIV transmission, testing, and prevention. By the end of the training participants will be able to explain the difference between HIV & AIDS, understand how HIV is transmitted, and identify how HIV can be prevented.

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HCV & STIs 101: The 411 on Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

In this 2-hour training participants will learn about hepatitis C prevention, transmission, and treatment along with an overview on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

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November 2022

Harm Reduction 101: Sex, Drugs, and Human Rights

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

In this 3-hour training, participants will gain a historical overview and practical perspective of harm reduction, explore social determinants of health, and develop an understanding of how systemic discrimination and stigma can impact those living with or at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. This training is designed to be taken in conjunction with Substance Use 101 & Safer Substance Use Practices 101.

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