Southern Maine Harm Reduction Conference

Forum Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Dr. Wendy Chapkis

Dr. Wendy Chapkis

Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine

Please join the University of New England, the Collaborative SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) Training Grant, and the City of Portland’s Public Health Division for a series of workshops about ideas and strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with substance use and other high-risk behaviors. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced sessions are available during all three workshop blocks. 

Scholarships available upon request via the Registration link!
CME/CEUs will be available.

This event IS FREE FOR ALL STUdents, faculty and staff from UNE and other local, educationAL institutions

Topics Include:
• Barriers to Harm Reduction in Rural Maine
• Supporting Sex Workers
• Supporting Clients Who Use Drugs
• Screening and Brief Interventions
• Recovery Oriented Housing

FMI, Contact Zoe Brokos:
For registration questions:

Sponsored by the University of New England, UNE SBIRT, City of Portland Public Health Division, MeHAF, University of Southern Maine, Greener Pastures Holisticare, Granite Recovery Centers, SAMHSA, Journey House Sober Living, Milestone Recovery, InterMed, AdCare Educational Institute of Maine.


From Prohibiting ‘Vice’ to Promoting Public Health: the promise of harm reduction”

Wendy Chapkis is a Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. She has published widely on topics related to drug policy, sexuality, and gender including Dying to Get High: marijuana as medicine (2008 New York University Press) and Live Sex Acts: women performing erotic labor, (1997 Routledge). Recent articles include “-Performing Without a Net? safer-sex in porn” (Sex Matters: the Sexuality and Society Reader ); “Terms of Surrender: marijuana legalization in the United States” (Contexts); “The Trouble with Mary Jane’s Gender: gender politics in the marijuana policy reform movement” (Humboldt Journal of Social Relations); and "Trafficking, Migration, and the Law: Protecting Innocents, Punishing Immigrants," Gender & Society).

So ME Harm Reduction

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8:00 AM4:00 PM
Innovation Hall

Portland Campus

Registration opens August 31 — International Overdose Awareness Day