A message to schools from Sarah Graham, Youth Health Promotion Educator, AVI:
Starting on November 2, AVI Health and Community Services will be offering a Peer Health Educator Training. This opportunity is open to anyone between the ages 13 and 25, although it would be of particular interest to youth who are passionate about supporting their friends and community to incorporate harm reduction practices. Over 6 weeks we will cover substance use, sexual health, STBBI’s, overdose response, peer support skills and root causes of stigma. After the training, there may be future opportunities to co-facilitate workshops in the community and to work on the creation of a local sexual health podcast.
The training will take place over Zoom on Monday evenings (4 to 5.30pm) from November 2 to December 14. Youth are encouraged to register before October 26 by emailing email@example.com or texting/calling 250 480 8823.