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Building Bridges to Cultural Competency
(1 day)

This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.  This course offers OASAS clock hours. See 'OASAS' below for more details.

As a result of this training participants will:

  • Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services;
  • Be encouraged to self reflect and explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Learn how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine, and health service delivery systems collide.

Prerequisite: None.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

OASAS:
CASAC Section 2: 6.5 hours
CPP Section 1: 6.5 hours  
CPS Section 1: 6.5 hours

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

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.

Apr 18, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions
(2 days)

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.


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:
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
Apr 26-27, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Harm Reduction Approach Overview
(1 day)

This one-day course will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of Harm Reduction.  Harm reduction is a practical set of strategies designed to prevent disease and promote health by “meeting people where they are” rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of their personal health and lifestyle. Recognizing that not everyone is ready or able to stop risky behavior, harm reduction focuses on promoting ways to reduce the health risks associated with drug use and other high risk behaviors. This course will assist providers in more effectively engaging their clients in a range of interventions to reduce the risk of harm.

 

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

  • Define the key principles of harm reduction;
  • Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  • Explore the harm reduction premise that the client is the expert and is responsible for choosing the type and timing of behavior change ;
  • List a range of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors;
  • Identify a range of harm reduction options for sexual behaviors;
  • Describe ways in which they can incorporate harm reduction skills into their relationships with clients;
  • Practice identifying relevant approaches and barriers to using harm reduction techniques with their clients.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Apr 20, 2017 Syracuse, 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) 

Apr 21, 2017 Buffalo, NY $0.00 Class Information
Targeted Recruitment to Promote HIV Testing
(1 day)

This one-day training is intended to increase non-clinical health and human service provider's capacity to design well-informed targeted recruitment strategies. Recruitment strategies addressed in this training will focus on identifying and engaging persons who are at high risk and with unknown HIV status, in HIV testing services.

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

  • Use quantitative data to be strategic in recruitment related to HIV testing;
  • Use qualitative data to be strategic in recruitment related to HIV testing;
  • Use qualitative methods to collect key information to better understand the targeted population;
  • Build trusting relationships with targeted population;
  • Understand the role of incentives and referrals; and
  • Determine if a recruitment plan is providing desired outcomes related to HIV testing.

Audience: All health and human services providers of agencies who plan and/or conduct recruitment activities for targeted HIV testing. 

Prerequisite: None.

Mar 29, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Webinar-LGBT Cultural Competency
(1 day)

This two hour webinar is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

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

  • define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities.
  • differentiate sex, gender identity and recognize the sexual orientation as their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
  • distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ people and how these levels are interconnected.
  • understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
  • reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
  • define social determinants of health
  • identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations.
  • describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

Target Audience:  This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ clients or patients.

Apr 10, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
Apr 10, 2017 Rochester, NY $0.00 Class Information
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