Harm Reduction Clinic Presentations

Below is a list of past Harm Reduction ECHO Clinic presentations. To view presentation slides, presenter bios, and additional resources, click view more.

Harm Reduction Peers: Centering Programs in Lived Experience | July 7, 2020

In this session, moderator Jude Leahy, provides a content discussion on Harm Reduction peers and has a panel discussion with several peers who are working in the field including Francisca “Sissy” Rilatos, CHW, Certified Recovery Mentor, Blue Valentine, CHW, Harm Reduction Peer Specialist, Sabrina Garcia, Peer Support Specialist, and Joanna Cooper, Peer Support Specialist.

Presenters: Blue Valentine, Francisca “Sissy” Rialtos, Sabrina Garcia, and Joanna Cooper

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Trauma Informed Care and Trauma Stewardship-Metabolizing your trauma and providing services | June 2, 2020

In this video, Dr. Danica Love Brown, Behavioral Health Manager at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, discusses the multiple intersections of life experiences that impact trauma, the current pandemic and our collective trauma reaction, with some thoughts on how to develop a Trauma Informed Care response.

Presenters: Dr. Danica Love Brown

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Harm Reduction in Tribal Communities | May 5, 2020

American Indian and Alaska Native people experience adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma at higher rates than the general population. This has serious implications for health throughout the lifespan. In this presentation, Dr. Danica Love Brown, Behavioral Health Manager at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, discusses adverse childhood experiences, the impacts of trauma, and historical trauma. Blue Valentine, Harm Reduction Peer Specialist at the End HIV Oregon Project discusses what harm reduction is, as well as the origins of harm reduction. Francisca “Sissy” Rialtos, then, shares information about the Siletz Harm Reduction Program and lessons learned as a Certified Recovery Mentor and Harm Reduction Outreach Specialist.

Presenters: Dr. Danica Love Brown, Blue Valentine, and Francisca “Sissy” Rialtos.

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