Empowering Harm Reduction Leaders
NEST’s Harm Reduction Training works to create a more trauma-informed compassionate community for your professional teams and event attendees. We provide education around substance use, psychedelics, harm reduction techniques, crisis response and the importance of integration. We tailor our trainings to meet the needs of your event, providing the most current and useful information to be disseminated to our audiences.
Who Should Take This Course
- Event Production Professionals (Guest Services, Artist Relations, Safety and Security Teams, Production Leadership)
- Government Officials and Agencies (Law Enforcement, Fire, Paramedics, EMTs),
- Mental Health Professionals
- Volunteers looking for more Harm Reduction knowledge
What You Will Walk Away With
Critical Perspective – Unbiased, accurate information about mind-altering substances
Practical Application – Real, actionable tools for supporting someone who is having an emotional crisis
Self-Awareness – Better understanding of your authentic self so that you can be in integrity when serving others
Professional Longevity – Tools and self-care exercises that build professional and personal resilience in a field that encounters secondary trauma regularly.
Join NEST training programs to become a more compassionate, connected and prepared harm reductionist.
Course & Program Detail
This one hour training is available in person or virtually depending on the client/student scenario. We will cover the basics of NEST’s care model, STICC training methodology, and how it can be beneficial in the workplace and for individuals in need. We will also integrate health and safety protocols around overall wellness, compassion fatigue and professional burnout. Additionally, we cover general information about what to do in a psychological emergency and how to provide support.
Subjects That May Be Covered
- Harm Reduction Principles
- Direct Services Options
- Drugs, Psychedelics and Other Altering Substances
- Trauma-Informed Community Principles
- STICC Overview – NEST’s proprietary training format which stands for Sustainable, Trauma-Informed Compassionate Care, for Harm Reduction Workers and First Responders.
- Patience Practice
- Practical Information & Scenarios (may include)
- Sexual/Physical Assault
- Survivor’s Traumatization
- Bystander Intervention
- When to Escalate
- Importance of Integration & Aftercare
Prerequisites & Qualifications
In order to join us for this training:
- Have a desire to learn and a willingness to explore Harm Reduction and safety principles
- Interest in working in compassionate care, but don’t know where to begin
- Looking to expand your knowledge around trauma, substance use, and harm reduction
- All Ages Welcome