The Certificate in Harm Reduction consists of 117-hours of instruction designed to introduce service providers, administrators and policy makers to the principles, concepts and practices of harm reduction, to provide an opportunity to critically examine examples of harm reduction work; and to become familiar with strategies for mobilizing support for and developing harm reduction programs in communities, families and institutions.
The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Syndromes such as Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. These concerns impact significantly on the affected individual’s quality of life as well as their families, caregivers and the community.
Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) and Health Nexus, as members of HC Link, are pleased to announce the start of a two-and-a-half year project: Strengthening Francophone Youth and Families. With funds from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care under the Canada-Ontario Agreement on French Language Services, this project will introduce an evidence-based program model to increase resiliency in at-risk youth to Francophone communities across Ontario.
We are looking for programs that have changed behaviors to prevent one or more Sexually Transmitted / Blood-Borne Infection (STBBIs) such as syphilis, HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis C, anywhere in the world. Selected programs will be used as case study illustrations in training materials for front-line service providers. The work is being done on behalf of a national government agency that wants to support stronger program design and implementation.