Harm Reduction in Clinical and Community Settings

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2 CE's


Contact information for the organization responsible for the course

Michael Chiappone, LCSW




Course fees, including what is covered, and deadlines for cancellations and refunds

Fee: $40

Participants will receive 2 CEU’s

What is covers:  Live Webinar

Payment made in full.  No refunds.  If a participant cannot make or complete class they can use credit towards another course within 1 year of scheduled class.



Course description

The course will focus on the benefits of Harm Reduction for clients and communities. Resistance to Harm Reduction among practitioners and community members will also be discussed. Harm Reduction offers unique opportunities into how to approach and engage client systems that have shown resistance to other types of treatment modalities.


Course Outline

  • Introduction/Welcome (5 Min)

  • Goals of the Course (10 Min)

  • Define Harm Reduction (5 Min)

  • History of Harm Reduction (20 Min)

  • Current Harm Reduction Practices (30 Min)

    • With Substance Use Disorder

    • With various maladaptive behavior

    • On a micro level

    • In the community

  • Discuss Strengths and Limitations of Harm Reduction (15 Min)

  • Learn skills to advocate for Harm Reduction (15 Min)

  • Case Study (10 Min)

  • Questions (10 Min)

  • Post Test (as needed - Max 20 Min)

  • Course Evaluation (as needed)


Continuing education hours offered


How to Register

Register for course with all necessary information on registration page

After you register for the course you will be granted access to the course.  

All the information you need for the course will be provided

Course completion requirements

Sign into the workshop on time

Stay logged in throughout the entire presentation

Be present and participate in all sessions.

Complete Course Survey

Your attendance will be verified by the logon information provided by ZOOM.

Once the course is completed and your attendance is verified you will receive a link to the course survey.

After completion of the survey you will have the opportunity to print or download a PDF of your certificate.

Statement of when and how certificate of credit will be awarded

Once the participant completes the course requirements they will be able to print and/or download and save the course completion certificate from the CHI Professional Development, Inc website.


Instructions for addressing grievances, including contact information

All complaints and grievances are reviewed by the social work consult within 5 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written, and will be responded to within 10 business days.  Email – michael@chiprodevelopment.com

For a detailed description of our grievance policy please click here:  

Instructions for requesting accommodations for individuals with disabilities

It is my goal to create a learning experience that is as accessible as possible. If you anticipate any issues related to the format, materials, or requirements of this course, please contact me so we can explore potential options.  Michael Chiappone, LCSW michael@chiprodevelopment.com  631.212.5009


Provider Approvals


CHI Professional Development, Inc., [#####], is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CHI Professional Development, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: MM/DD/YYYY-MM/DD/YYYY.


CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education  Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0538


CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0173


CHI Professional Development, Inc. is OASAS certified to provide CASAC renewal and CPP/CPS hours #1343


Instructor Bio

Michael Chiappone, LCSW has been a Social Worker for the past 17 years. His work has primarily focused on assisting people who are homeless, mentally ill or living with Substance Use Disorder. He also sees clients who seek help for a variety of reasons. For most of his career, he worked at Hope House Ministries, a highly respected not-for-profit agency. He held two positions at Hope House; Director of Project Hope II, a program that worked specifically with the chronic homeless population. He also assisted in the development and implementation of Hope Academy, a non-traditional, long-term treatment facility for substance abuse. Currently, he works full-time as a Coordinator at a Suffolk County SUD treatment facility.  


Course delivery method and format

Live Webinar - Zoom.  Please note.  This workshop is presented live.  It is necessary for all the participants of the workshop to have the capability of video and audio as this workshop is interactive and participant interaction is required.  You are able to interact with the lecturer with using the chat function or verbally (if you have a working microphone).


Learning Objectives

A.  Define Harm Reduction and understand its origins

B.  Demonstrate an understanding of how current, widely used treatment modalities continue to stigmatize people with Substance Use Disorder  

C.  Identify ways in which harm Reduction Practices and Policies can have a positive impact on the people/communities Social Workers Serve

D.  Discuss Strengths and Limitations of Harm Reduction Policies

E.  Develop ways in which Social Workers can advocate for Harm Reduction Policies in their place of work or communities.            


Target Audience:

Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Counselors