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Peer Work And Harm Minimisation In Context Of Criminalised Drug Use

Peer Work and harm minimisation in context of criminalised drug use

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What works and why – Evalutating peer worker programs

Yarra Drug & Health Forum are moving online for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our next meeting will be a discussion into peer work, what work and why it works and how these programs are evaluated.

We welcome your input and would love to hear about your experience as a peer worker. Why do you believe peer work is a vital component of the overall harm minimisation strategy, particularly harm reduction?

Guest Speakers:

What Works and Why ?

  • Sione Crawford CEO Harm Reduction Vic
  • Dr Graham Brown Principle Research Fellow Australian Centre Sex Health &Society

What does a health organisation/AOD Sector need to assure a robust and supported peer workforce?

  • Dr Stephen McNally Deputy CEO Penington Institute
  • Danny Jeffcote ​​​Program Facilitator AOD West cohealth
  • David de BeenPeer Overdose Response Worker – Harm Reduction Team Barwon Health
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