Course information

A09 - UNDERSTANDING HARM REDUCTION

Provider: Urrus/The Ballymun Youth Action Project

Address: Horizons Centre, Balcurris Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Web: http://www.byap.ie

Contact: Gabrielle Gilligan

Title: Administrative Assistant

Email: urrus@byap.ie

Telephone: 01 846 7980 / 01 842 5726

Category A : Basic level courses
Objectives

This one-day workshop will introduce harm reduction and outline the health issues experienced through substance misuse. The training will provide participants with an understanding and appreciation of the key issues pertaining to theory and practice of harm reduction/minimisation; and an overview of the major health issues which are initiated and /or exacerbated by substance misuse.

Content

Content includes:

  • Definition of harm reduction
  • Principles & practice of harm reduction
  • Development of services
  • Current harm reduction service provision
  • Drug toxicity
  • Blood viruses (HIV, Hep. C, etc.)
  • Fungal and bacterial infections
  • Vein damage, associated with IV use
  • Lung and other organ damage
  • Overdose and universal precautions
Target Group

Workers and volunteers in the drugs field

Entry Requirement

Prospective students need to be available to engage in learning and study on the days indicated for each programme. It is essential that students have computer and internet access to engage with course learning.

Selection Procedure

Contact URRUS. For more details see http://byap.ie/services/urrus/training-2020

Qualification
Not applicable
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
Addiction Counsellors of Ireland - 4 CPD Credits
Background

URRÚS (Irish for “strength” or “confidence”) was founded in 1996, by the Ballymun Youth Action Project, to provide training in relation to drug misuse.

Dates / Availability
Contact URRUS for future dates.
Location
Online
Region
Dublin
Application
Contact URRUS or see website for booking form
Cost
€80.