The 2020 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit focused on Harm Reduction from a number of perspectives including prevention, infectious diseases, funding, programs, leadership, families and recovery. The Summit incorporated the six principles of Harm Reduction including: 1) Health and Dignity 2) Participant-Centered Services 3) Participant Involvement 4) Participant Autonomy 5) Sociocultural Factors and 6) Pragmatism/Realism.

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Community Led and Directed Approaches to Advancing Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction Organizations are too often run by people without lived experience. Harm Reduction is being professionalized and is losing the spirit of community resilience. Drug user unions should lead and direct harm reduction initiatives to ensure they stay true to their core values.

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • Other: 1.00
    • CHES: 0.92
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Mar 4, 2027
  • Cost: Free
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Trauma-Informed Approaches, Harm Reduction, and Minimizing Potential Harms of Our Services

Often services for People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs) are created in ways that can be coercive and not Trauma-Informed. This session looks at alignment between TIA and Harm Reduction services and philosophy to improve our services and work with PWUDs and improve health outcomes.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
    • CNE: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Mar 4, 2027
  • Cost: Free
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The Intersection of Substance Use and Suicide: Identifying Co-Occurring Issues to Improve Client Outcomes

Many individuals having substance use disorder (SUD) are at increased risk of suicide. However, many providers do not screen SUD clients for suicide risk. There is a need for increased assessment of individuals at high risk of suicide, especially those seeking services for SUD.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
    • CNE: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Mar 4, 2027
  • Cost: Free
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The Opioid Epidemic and Child Welfare: Challenges and Responses

Many healthcare professionals do not fully appreciate the link between adverse child events, social determinants of health, and the incidence of opioid use disorders. Without attention to a systems of care foundation, treatment of opioid use disorders can be fragmented and not fully address multiple risk factors. Stakeholders have yet to fully shift paradigms from individual...

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • Other: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Mar 4, 2027
  • Cost: Free
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and the Multiple Associated Risks

There is a lack of integration and coordination of care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). There is a need to understand the risks associated with NAS at all levels in a socio ecological framework.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
    • CNE: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Mar 4, 2027
  • Cost: Free
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Of Speedballs and Goofballs: Stimulants and the 4th Wave of The Opioid Crisis

There is a tendency to over focus on single drug use and problems, e.g., “opioids” and “opioid overdose”. There is a need to focus more on polysubstance use and problems.

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Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Mar 4, 2027
  • Cost: Free
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