Trauma informed harm reduction tools centering women

On March 2, 2018 the Women & HIV?Aids Initiative @ PARN is hosting a workshop for community service providers with an interest in knowing more about harm reduction.

March 2 Workshop

There will be arts-based activities, women with lived exerience sharing their experiences and tools to expand your practice. The workshop will be talking about specifically gendered experiences.

This is a free session from 1-3pm on March 2nd at 159 King Street in Peterborough, Ontario.  To register email Ariel at or call 705.749.9110.

Ariel O’Neill is the Women and HIV Animator at PARN (Your Community AIDS Resource Network) part of a provincial network of health promoters and community developers who work to reduce systemic barriers facing women, including violence and stigma, which contribute to HIV risk acquisition.

Ariel has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Political Science) from the University of Ottawa, is a certified Compassion Fatigue Trainer and a seasoned facilitator and speaker. More importantly, she has lived experience of family impacts of addiction and trauma and has worked with people experiencing multiple complexities.

Excited about creativity, social justice and equity, Ariel is a lifelong feminist and has worked in research, crisis intervention and staff development settings. She additionally has lobbied locally and provincially for reproductive health access. Her current role includes seasonal lectures at Trent University in the School of Nursing, placement student supervision, art based discussion groups at Central East Corrections Centre and One Roof Diner as well as in house promotion of trauma informed tools and approaches to harm reduction work.


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