Through the HaRT Scholars program, RIZE MA seeks to learn how to successfully transform graduate education for social workers to include principles and practices of harm reduction with the goal of replicating these learnings across Massachusetts and the country. The program aims to: 1) promote a culture of harm reduction; 2) increase the clinical presence at harm reduction organizations/agencies to improve linkages to behavioral health and medical treatment; and 3) increase the presence of racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse social workers in the work of harm reduction. The program evaluation is an evaluative initiative to determine the extent to which HaRT meets these three goals. Northeastern’s team will employ a mixed methods approach to inform the replication and dissemination of the HaRT model.
Collaborators and Funders
- Margot Abels, Assistant Teaching Professor
- Lori Gardinier, Director and Teaching Professor of Human Services; Senior Research Associate, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
- Emily Mann, Teaching Professor of Human Services; Senior Research Associate, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
- Marie Senescall, Student research assistant