This online learning program seeks to equip non-specialist workers and volunteers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to confidently help people who face challenges with substance use and addiction.
This course was developed to improve access to services by helping a wide range of employees and volunteers build the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills to better support and provide services to people living with an addiction.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Gain a better understanding of addiction
- Learn effective, practical skills to increase comfort in responding in a positive and respectful way
- Develop confidence in working with challenging clients while protecting workplace safety
- Build greater comfort in having conversations that promote inclusion and healthy communities
The course is delivered through eight interactive online lessons. Each 60 to 90-minute lesson features opportunities for personal reflection, downloadable resources for in-person learning, and an open forum for discussion. Participants work through the lessons at their convenience. The self-paced online course is currently running until the end of January 2023.
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Request professional development funds to help cover the program’s cost. Download this letter template and reach out to your supervisor.
A 20% discount is available to CMHA staff and volunteers, and members of BCGEU or BCNPHA. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.