SANPUD facilitated training
Our Trainer, Jos
Jos Luteijn is an experienced international trainer in the field of social work. With a background working in psychiatric institutions, prisons and as an international trainer on harm reduction, he has learned to work under challenging circumstances. After working with the Dutch police for the last two years, he recently moved to South Africa, Cape town.
He is now working with SANPUD to assist local NGO’s prepare outreach workers for the difficult task they will face. Spending time with the outreach workers, Jos gathered information on the streets the experts in harm reduction, people who use drugs.
‘The principle of Harm reduction doesn’t change because of the coronavirus, If even more, now is the time for harm reduction’; says Jos. ‘We need to learn best practices and share this information’. For that reason, together with the outreach team, he has made videos following the work of the outreach workers.
Together with SANPUD, Jos will support outreach workers during the lockdown by coaching them on the job, and by using online training.
When asked for one piece of advice for people on the frontline, Jos suggested:
‘Focus on your responsibilities and tasks, look at what you can do given the circumstances, and lead by example!