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Courses 2013

Course Title:

Addressing Sexual Risk with Drug Users and their Partners

Category:

Prevention

Description:

This one-day training will build participant knowledge and skills in offering sexual harm reduction options to substance users. Although expanded access to syringes and drug treatment options have helped people greatly reduce their substance use-related risks for HIV, the latest research shows that sexual risk behaviors play a significant role in new cases of HIV among people who use drugs and alcohol.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the latest research that shows how expanded access to syringes and methadone maintenance    programs  has greatly reduced the number of new cases of HIV from substance use-related risk;
  • Identify and discuss sexual risk behaviors clients engage in when using drugs and alcohol;
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for reducing sexual risk among people who use drugs and alcohol; and
  • Practice harm reduction messages tailored to sexual behaviors for people who use drugs and alcohol.
Prerequisite: None.

Audience: All health and human services providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

More Choices Safer Sex: What the Female Condom Can Do – 7/11/13 (one day)

Course Description This one-day training will provide current data on female condom efficacy and acceptability, hands-on practice that addresses proper female condom insertion and use-related challenges, and strategies and skills to help participants privide clients with effective condom negotiation skills..

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify values and attitudes that impact provider ability to effectively promote the female condom;
  • Identify the advantages of female condom use and importance of promotion;
  • Address barriers and strategies to female condom use as related to insertion difficulties and problems with use during sex; 
  • Provide clients with strategies for negotiating female condom use with partners; and
  • Describe ways to integrate the female condom into risk reduction counseling within the context of different client situations.

Prerequisite: None

Audience:  All health and Human service providers that provide risk reduction counseling.

Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS – 7/16/13 (one day)

Course Description This one day training will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS.  The training will also review trauma and its impacts on care as well as "red flags" or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance abuse and/or mental health.  Participants will also be offered tools for making referrals for approptiate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Define the term "co-occurring disorders" as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • Define the term "trauma" and how it impacts substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS;
  • List qualities important for a provider in working with people with co-occurring disorders;
  • Define the term "red flag" and give examples from case studies; and

Identify communication skills that help a provider make a referral for co-occurring disorders. 

Prerequisite: None

Audience:  All non-physician health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV. 

Introduction to HIV, STIs, and Viral Hepatitis – 7/18/13 (one day)

Course Description This one-day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner.  The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases.  The training will emphasizes the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall data showing the overlap of cases of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the rationale and importance of integration of services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the similarities and differences in how HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis are tramsmitted;
  • Deliver an integrated prevention message for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • Provide clients with basic information about the spectrum of illness, testing and treatment for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis; and;
  • Link clients to needed HIV, STI and viral hepatitis testing, treatment and support services..

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training.  It is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in HIV, STIs or viral hepatitis.

Audience:  This introductory training is for non-physician health and human services providers who will be responsible for delievering prevention, care or support services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

Positive Prevention:  Connecting Care and Prevention – 7/23/13 (one day)

Course Description This one-day training will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting prevention among people living with HIV/AIDS.  The latest research demonstrates that early initiation of treatment, retention in care and viral load suppression are critical to the health of people with HIV and also play a key role in reducing new infections.  Participants will learn strategies for coupling messages about the importance of clinical care with behavioral interventions to address the risks associated with sexual and substance using behaviors. 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the laatest research that demonstrates the link between treatment and prevention;
  • Explain to clients the importance of early initiation of anti-retroviral treatment, viral load suppression and retention in care;
  • Recall how co-morbidities such as HIV/HCV co-infection or HIV/syphilis co-infection can affect transmission and acquisition of HIV and other infectious diseases;
  • Refer clients as needed to other intensive prevention interventions including group level interventions, condom distribution programs, partner services, syringe access and others; and;
  • Practice skills related to promoting prevention among clients living with HIV of all ages.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers who interact with clients who are living with HIV/AIDS.

Webinar - Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders - 7/25/13 (one hour)

Course Description  This one hour webinar will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS.  This training will also offer tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term "Co-Occurring Disorders" as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • List ways in which Co-Occurring Disorders impact HIV/AIDS; and
  • Define the term "ref Flag" and give examples from case studies. 

Prerequisite: None.

Audience:  All non-physician health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV.

HIV Disclosure:  Deciding Who and When to Tell  – 8/1/13 (half day)

Course Description This half-day training will increase the case manager's awareness of the multifaceted issues clients face when contemplating HIV status disclosure to family, friends and service providers.  The case manager will develop the skills necessary to conduct timely, ongoing assessments and discussion of HIV status disclosure as a component of effective service planning.  This training is meant to enhance case manager skills and should not be viewed as a foundation training for new staff entering the fleid..

By the end of this training, case managers will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of ongoing assessment and discussion around disclosure;
  • Outline a format to help clients with effective decision-making about HIV/AIDS status disclosure, listing the benefits and limitations;
  • Exlain the value of supporting a client's decision regarding disclosure; and 
  • Discuss the steps involved in making the decision to disclose HIV/AIDS status to family, friends and service providers.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV confidentiality and have been taken "Introduction to Case Management", "Enhancing the Partnership between Client and Case Manager" and "Serving Families: From Assessment to service Plans."

Audience: All health and human service providers including; case managers and case management technicians in both COBRA and grant-funded programs, supervisors, program directors, and other interested health and human service providers. 

Sex, Gender, and HIV – 8/6-7/13, (two days)

Course Description This two-day training is designed to help health and human services provide promote sexual health among their clients by building their capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors.  Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity; strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues; HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their awareness about the range of sexual and gender identities of their clients;
  • Describe how homophobia and other forms of stigma and discrimination can impact a client's sexual behaviors and ability to practice sexual risk reduction;
  • Increase their comfort in discussing sexual and gender identity with clients;
  • Describe how sexual trauma can impact a client's sexual behaviors and risk for HIV/STDs; and
  • Offer clients harm reduction options for sexual behaviors..

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All health or human service providers. 

HIV and Hepatitis C Coinfection – 8/13/13 (one day)

Course Description This one-day training is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients.  More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).  Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%.  HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

      • Recall basic information about the liver and hapatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
      • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
      • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
      • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
      • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS..

Audience:  All health and human service providers.

Working with Older Adults – 9/10/13 (one day)

Course Description This one-day training will provide an overview of the NY State epidemiological trends of HIV in older adults, and overview of sexual activity, social isolation, mental health and substance use issues and the impact of co-morbid conditions among those again with HIV. This information will then be related to the HIV prevention, treatment and care needs of older adults living with and at risk for HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall NY State epidemiology in adults over 50;
  • State the most prevalent co-occurring illness and co-morbid conditions among older adults living with HIV;
  • Describe ways to address Sex and Prevention Burnout Among Older Adults with HIV;
  • Identify strategies that providers can use to address treatment and care for adults 50 and over living with HIV;
  • Identify social isolation, mental health and substance abuse use issues, that affect older adults living with HIV 
  • Offer strategies that address mental health, substance use, sexual risk, social isolation within this population..

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly suggested that participants have previous training in basic HIV and have taken the following AIDS Institute training:  "Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS" (training offered at www.hivtrainingny.org).

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, home care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

 

Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS -  9/12/13 (one day)

Course Description This one-day training iwill introduce non-physician to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS.  The training will also review trauma and its impact on care as well as "red flag" or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance abuse and/or mental health.  Participants will also be offered tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Define the term "co-occurring disorders" as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • Define the term "trauma" and how it impacts substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS;
  • List qualities important for a provider in working with people with co-occurring disorders; 
  • Define the term "red flag" and give examples from case studies; and

Identify communicatiion skills that helps a provider make a referral for co-occurring disorders. 

Prerequisite: None

 Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV..

Webinar – Intro to Harm Reduction - 9/17/2013 (two hours)

Course Description (To Be Determined)

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Prerequisite:

Audience: 

 

Supporting Sexual Health Among Young MSM of Color – 9/19/13 (one day)

Course Description This one-day training will explore the social factors that impact sexual and substance use behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color.  Health and human services provider will examine how these factors contribute to high rates of sexual and substance use risk behaviors among HIV positive and HIV negative MSM of color.

As a result of this half-day training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the range of diverse identities, lifestyles and cultures of young YMSM of color
  • Identify the social stressors and other internal and external influences experienced by young YMSM of color including stigma, discrimination and internalized homophobia and how they can create conditions that impact risk-taking behavior
  • Describe the components of sexual health for YMSM of color that impact health and sexual behaviors
  • Discuss the influence of social media around risk-taking behaviors and sexual health messages
  • Identify strategies for engaging YMSM of color into sexual health services and how engagement is impacted by the principles of participation, accessibility, and equity
  • Practice communicating about key prevention strategies such as status disclosure, treatment adherence, strategic positioning, early identification and treatment of STIs and others.

Prerequisite: Prior attendance at the AIDS Institute training titled "Sex, Gender and HIV"

Audience:  Health and human service providers who work with young MSM of color

 

Register at: hivtrainingny.org

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