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What is Harm Reduction? Tip Sheet

Published: August 29, 2012
Audience:
Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY)
Topics:
Trauma-informed Care
Types:
tip sheet

Harm reduction means meeting a youth where they are in life and letting them make decisions about the program they are in and their own futures. A harm reduction program should empower youth by offering a support system that allows youth enough control to make their own positive decisions and then space to safely see the outcomes of these decisions.