Sean Mahoney

Beyond Clean Needles: How Peers Talk About Harm Reduction (Idaho only)

9:00am - January 26, 2023 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest ATTC
Registration Deadline: January 26, 2023
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This 3-hour virtual training for Idaho workforce members is an examination of how Recovery Mentors, Recovery Coaches, and Peer support specialists may talk to the people they serve using the language of harm reduction. This interactive training aims to support those in the recovery field who utilize their own lived experience but may be seeking additional support to aid the peers/ community members they support through a lens of harm reduction by providing opportunities for learning, discussion, and practice of related skills.

Those who participate in this training can expect to:

  • Learn trauma informed language for harm reduction
  • Explore harm reduction practices for opioids as well as other substance such as methamphetamine, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and cocaine
  • Learn and discuss the importance of leading from a place of compassion and advocacy in these conversations.

Certificate of attendance available to all those who complete the session.

About the trainer: Sean Mahoney is a peer support specialist, recovery mentor, program manager and peer supervisor for the Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon. Sean has been sober since 2009 and also works as a writer, facilitator and advocate. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his cat Larry.