BeHERE鈥檚 effective virtual training to build capacity to support people who use drugs in non-substance use disorder settings


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Human service settings, especially those not specifically focused on supporting people who use drugs (PWUD), offer a unique opportunity to prevent overdose deaths. During the COVID-19 pandemic, building capacity for overdose prevention, harm reduction, and to address barriers to treatment, recovery, and support services required a virtual training format.聽Post-pandemic, virtual training remains a cost-effective and convenient alternative to in-person training.

Between April 2020 and June 2022, HRiA’s Behavioral 缅北强奸nd Racial Equity (BeHERE) Training Initiative of 缅北强奸 delivered 224 online trainings. Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of these trainings through the analysis of post-training and follow-up surveys and key informant interviews.

The findings showed BeHERE鈥檚 trainings were relevant, engaging, and satisfying to trainees; increased their knowledge, skills, and confidence; and influenced workplace performance. In addition, the evaluation also identified aspects of training that make a virtual format effective at improving the capacity of non-substance use disorder settings to address substance use and support PWUD. Findings offer insights for those interested in delivery of virtual training, as well as training to influence the practice of human service providers across different settings to support PWUD.

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Suggested citation: HW Kenefick. A Wing. “BeHERE鈥檚 effective virtual training to build capacity to support people who use drugs in non-substance use disorder settings.” Harm Reduction Journal, Vol. 21, article聽number聽38. February 13, 2024.