New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Harm Reduction

  • March 05, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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A 6 hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADCI

March 5, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm reduction. Participants will learn about how harm reduction can impact opioid over doses, HCV, HIV/AIDS, and other health conditions. Participants will also explore the context in which change occurs and will learn about the multiple strategies that affect, promote, and sustain healthy behaviors.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

1.      Describe the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm reduction;

2.      Describe at least 4 techniques and strategies for engaging people in Harm Reduction; and

3.      Describe their role in promoting, supporting and sustaining meaningful change.

4.      Name 3 community based resources for harm reduction.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 30 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.  Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery (ATR), Recovery Supports, and the ten (10) Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth. He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic ATTC. Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

FEE:  NHADACA Members: $55. Non-Members: $65. NBCC: add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.  MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 13, 15
CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 2, 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Only one registrant per form. For multiple registrants, you must register each one individually. Thank you!

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