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Active Drug Users and HIV/HCV Retention in Care and Treatment Adherence
(1 day)

This one-day training is designed to assist health and human services providers in promoting retention in care and treatment adherence with active substance users.  Providers that are aware of effective strategies for working with active substance users can play a vital role in assisting clients with retention and treatment adherence. Topics to be covered during the training include: defining active substance use, including levels of use; strategies for talking with clients about the importance of maintaining healthcare; harm reduction strategies and tools for working with active substance users.

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

  • Increase their knowledge of issues related to active substance use and HIV/HCV retention in care and treatment adherence;
  • Recall the definition of active substance use and recognize various forms of substance use and stages of use;
  • Recognize strengths of substance users and identify ways to use those strengths to achieve retention in care and treatment adherence
  • Recognize strategies employed by providers to work with active substance users;
  • Describe strategies for supporting retention in care and treatment adherence during periods of chaotic use, relapse and transitions in and out of drug treatment

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or basic training on HIV, hepatitis C and substance use.

Audience: All health and human service providers.


IMPORTANT:

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

 

OASAS:
6.5 hours

OASAS: Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
CASAC: Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
CPP: Credentialed Prevention Professional 
CPS: Credentialed Prevention Specialist
Jul 7, 2017 Buffalo, NY $0.00 Class Information
Advanced Motivational Training - Applying the Four Process
(1 day)

This one-day training is designed for non-clinical providers working with clients presenting with high risk behaviors and/or those who are HIV positive. This course builds on the basic core communication skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and provides an overview of the four processes of the MI approach.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice each of the processes and utilize MI tools and techniques to help clients move in the direction of changing risky behaviors.

Objectives – at the conclusion of this training, participants will have increased capacity to:

  • Describe the 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Describe and practice the core skills of engaging with a client.
  • Identify and practice the steps of focusing with a client.
  • Address ambivalence and elicit motivations and change talk with a client.
  • Develop a plan for behavior change with a client.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and harm reduction, as well as a basic understanding of MI and the core communication skills used in MI.

Jul 19, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
AI Pre-Certification Peer Worker Training
(3 days)

The New York State Department of Health is pleased to announce that, beginning in early 2016, there will be a formal process for certifying individuals as AIDS Institute Peer Workers.

This three-day training is intended for people seeking to become NYS AIDS Institute Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. The interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their lived experience of HIV, HCV or accessing harm reduction services as a vehicle to help clients.

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

  1. Use their lived experience as the basis for providing effective prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient-navigation and/or self-management services to clients;
  2. List core competencies of AIDS Institute peer workers and identify required trainings to build skills in each competency;
  3. Recall the NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics;
  4. Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries when working with clients;
  5. Work effectively as a member of their agency’s care team;
  6. Follow-best practices for documenting the services they provide to clients;
  7. Participate effectively in case conferences with other professionals;
  8. Explore issues related to employment as a peer worker;
  9. Identify self-care strategies to address work-related stress.

AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification Process

AIDS Institute peer workers are individuals with the lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services. The AIDS Institute will offer specific tracks to certify individuals as: 1) HIV Peer Worker, 2) Hepatitis C Peer Worker, or 3) Harm Reduction Peer Worker. Individuals may choose more than one track. Certified peer workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required trainings prepare peer workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient navigation and/or self-management services. To become certified as an AIDS Institute Peer Worker, individuals must pass a knowledge test, abide by the NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a practicum. The AIDS Institute peer certification process is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an AIDS Institute Peer Worker please visit: www.hivtrianingny.org/abcdefg

Intended Audience

  • People seeking to become NYS AIDS Institute Certified Peer Workers who are either currently working as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction treatment experience statement
  • Completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list
Jul 26-28, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Health Literacy in HIV, STI & Viral Hepatitis Care- Health Literacy in Patient Care
(1 day)

This half-day training will provide health and human services providers an overview of health literacy and give participants the opportunity to develop skills utilizing health literacy universal precautions to clearly communicate with patients or clients. At completion of this training, participants will be able to apply two health literacy strategies, plain language and teach back method, into their work.

Objectives:
• Define health literacy, the health literacy disconnect in healthcare, and how this affects patients and the public
• Learn about two health literacy universal precautions, plain language and teach back method, to improve communication and patient understanding
• Develop plain language and teach back facilitation skills
• Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach back method with all patients

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training. 

Target Audience:  This training is for health and human service providers and Peer Workers who work with clients or patients.

(Formerly titled Health Literacy Strategies for Clear Communication) 

Jun 27, 2017 Syracuse, NY $0.00 Class Information
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