Harm Reduction/Naloxone Training

Want to learn more about harm reduction? Interested in safer smoking & injecting practices? Want to get trained to save someone's life in the event of an overdose? Here's your chance!

YouthCO will be hosting a Harm Reduction/Naloxone Training event on August 29th from 6-8:30pm for any youth between the ages of 14-29. 


The agenda will be as follows:

6:00-6:30: Introductions & Icebreakers

6:30-7:00: Harm Reduction Workshop (potential harms & ways to reduce harms associated with dug use, safety planning, safer smoking & injecting practices) 

7:00-8:00: Naloxone Training (intro to the opioid crisis, steps to responding to an opioid overdose, practice injections, receiving naloxone kits)

8:00-8:30: Q & A, Survey* & Wrap-up

*YouthCO and Pivot Legal Society are working together to hear from young people about what information they would like to have about calling 911 at the scene of an overdose, what might stop youth from calling 911, and what format is most useful for them to receive information about calling 911. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to fill out the 'To Call or Not to Call: Hearing Youth Experiences with Calling 911' survey & be entered to win a $100 gift card. 

About the Event:

-Food will be provided (let us know of any dietary restrictions/allergies)

-We will be discussing drug use, addiction, and overdose. These topics can be really difficult and personal so please bring what you need to take care of yourself (i.e. fidget toys, a friend, a blanket, etc.). We will also invite participants to step out at any time if they are feeling uncomfortable. 

-Needles and other drug works will be present. Again, we will invite participants to take care of themselves in the ways that work for them, including stepping out at these points if needed. 

-Childcare and transit reimbursements are available upon request

If you have any questions or access needs please email Ghada at GhadaD@youthco.org or call us at 604-688-1441

August 29, 2018 at 6pm - 8:30pm
568 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3H7
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Will you come?

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!