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October is Health Literacy Month! In celebration of health literacy month, please join us in bringing awareness to health literacy.
Harm Reduction in Action: Language as Harm Reduction views language as the first step to a positive interaction. Focusing on the importance of person-centered language as a gateway into harm reduction practices and technique to build trust with people who use drugs.
Join our guest speaker Miera Corey. Miera is a Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute (MaHRTI) Coordinator.
Ms. Corey is a Morgan State University graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has six years of experience with The Lighthouse Studies at PEER Point & BESURE, two harm reduction research programs focused on Baltimore City residents with HIV/STD high-risk behaviors through Johns Hopkins University.
Miera is the former Evaluation Coordinator for Wraparound, Systems of Care, and National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative programs at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, a part of University of Maryland Baltimore, before joining Behavioral Health System Baltimore.
By the end of this training, participants should be able to:
- Define stigma and explain how language plays a key role in stigmatization
- Explore person-centered language and how it can be used across many fields
- Explain how we communicate before we utter one word