Harm reduction is an approach to case management aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use by addressing use and conditions of use. Harm reduction techniques (e.g., safer use, managed use, or abstinence) meet people where they are and support them in making and sustaining changes in behaviors and identifying and attaining their own goals. At the core of harm reduction is a respect for the rights of people who are using substances. Its principles can be applied when working with diverse populations to change behaviors.
Our expert trainers can support you in increasing case management skills in your agency or program. As a result of lived experience, many C4 Innovations trainers bring first-hand knowledge about receiving and delivering services. More than 45% of our staff is in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders, homelessness, and trauma. Many more are family members and allies of people in recovery as well as clinicians, practitioners, and leaders with on-the-ground experience designing and delivering services.