The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will host a webinar on Harm Reduction for Youth on Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The webinar will be an interactive forum to discuss the basics of a harm reduction model for youth and the benefits gained from meeting youth where they are at, offering them the supports and trusting relationships they need to gain stability. There will be an opportunity for questions. Panelists will include:
Background: Last fall, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) hosted a webinar for Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees and others interested in ending youth homelessness to talk about Opening Doors and strategies for helping unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. This webinar is follow-up to that session. Click here to read more from Jennifer Ho on how using a harm reduction model for youth can help us accomplish the goal of ending youth homelessness. Click here to register for the webinar.