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Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Use Certificate Launch

August 31 panel event will discuss strategies to fight the opioid epidemic

Posted in: Child Advocacy and Policy, Events, Social Work

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Montclair State University is thrilled to announce the launch of our new Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Use graduate certificate. Join us online and hear from a panel of experts, including Dr. Svetlana Shpiegel, Certificate’s Coordinator, Sheriff James M. Gannon of Morris County, Clement Chen, Northern NJ MAT Center of Excellence-Rutgers, and others. They will discuss strategies to fight the opioid epidemic and the need for collaborations across agencies, such as law enforcement, healthcare settings, higher education institutions, and private organizations.

This graduate certificate will introduce students to the concept of harm reduction, discuss a range of harm reduction services and programs in the United States and beyond, and offer practical training on non-stigmatizing, social justice-oriented, and trauma-informed engagement strategies with people who use drugs. The certificate consists of three, 3-credit courses (i.e., 9 credits in total), offered in an asynchronous online format to provide optimal flexibility for students and professionals from various human service disciplines.

  • Date/Time: Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 12:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual, Zoom – registration is required

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