Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Episode 33: Trauma-Informed & Harm Reduction

Posted on May 1, 2018

Episode 33: Trauma-Informed & Harm Reduction

Podcaster: Susie & James Kowalsky, Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager

While pre-dating the trauma-informed movement, harm reduction approaches and philosophies are highly effective for programs serving people with trauma histories. Harm reduction and trauma experts James and Susie Kowalsky join Matt, Curt, and Jerry to discuss how harm reduction complements trauma-informed approaches and helps us improve outcomes while increasing our compassion and acceptance. Trauma-informed and harm reduction are changing how we structure programs and approach client and community issues, join us for this fascinating exploration.

Discussion Questions:

  • How do our current approaches align with harm reduction?
  • Can moving towards more harm reduction-oriented approaches improve the services we provide to those with trauma histories?
  • How does harm reduction fit into your personal/profession philosophy on people and social issues?

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