Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions

Starting3/28/2018 Ending3/29/2018 StatusOpen
LocationRochester, NY CostFREE Credit HoursNone

This two-day training will help to increase providers' confidence, knowledge and practice skills in facilitating groups, such as the Centers for Disease Control's evidence based behavioral intervention "VOICES/VOCES."  This course has been approved for OASAS credit.

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

  • Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change;
  • Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator;
  • Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups;
  • Identify strategies for handling group problems;  
  • Increase awareness of the importance of training, supporting and evaluating group facilitators; and
  • Identify possible solutions for recruitment, retention and incentives.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Group facilitators, counselors, health educators, peer educators, health care professionals and other public health prevention providers who conduct group level STD/HIV prevention interventions.


Registration for all courses sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Aids Institute is done at  Please visit that site to search the statewide calendar and reserve your place in this course.

CASAC Section 2: 13.0 hours
CPP Section 4: 13.0 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional 
CPS: Credentialed Prevention Specialist
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