Nathan Murdoch

British Columbia, Canada

Gentle Teaching & Harm Reduction

Nathan Murdoch is a Shared Living Coordinator with The H.O.M.E. Society in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. He has had the honor of working in the Social Services sector for the past 30 years as both a professional and a volunteer. He has been a Shared Living Coordinator for the past 14 years and prior to that has worked in group homes, day programs and provided 1:1 support. In the winter months Nathan enjoys watching hockey and snowboarding on a local mountain and during the warmer months loves coaching soccer, going for motorcycle rides and gardening.

Program Description

Join Dave and Nathan for an hour of exploration, learning and conversation about Gentle Teaching, Harm Reduction and their many intersections.

Serving and supporting those most marginalized and stigmatized amongst us challenges us to see the wounded human being first and not their label or diagnosis. Dave and Nathan will explore how they introduce Harm Reduction Strategies into our day-to-day interactions and how we must never lose sight of the power and value of relationships. They will discuss the differences between enabling and supporting someone struggling with substance use/misuse and how their intentionality will determine how that is received.

They will discuss navigating current strategies, explore finding new paths, and bring stories of success and heartbreak and will ask attendees to share their perspectives.

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