Thursday, February 19, 2015

April Trainings from the CDPHE

Working with Men Who Have Sex with Men

April 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CDPHE's Laboratory Training Room 

This one-day course seeks to raise the skill of service providers to effectively conduct HIV prevention and treatment activities with gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). This course will provide information on the nature of gender identity, sexual orientation, and culture that will first seek to create an awareness of the complex issues surrounding MSM behavior. This course will assist service providers conceptualize MSM behavior in light of dominant norms in U.S. society, and will allow providers to use this knowledge to construct programming and communication strategies to work with MSM that are both respectful and effective.

Registration Information: Go to and search for course ID #1055573.

Using Social Networks: A Recruitment Strategy for Counseling, Testing and Referral (SNS) - Two-day Course

April 28-29, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CDPHE's Main Campus
Building A - Carson Room

This 2-day course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of how to utilize social networks as a recruitment strategy for Counseling, Testing and Referral (CTR) and to develop knowledge and skills needed to reach highest-risk persons, hard-to-reach communities and PLWHA who are unaware of their status.  Participants will learn to differentiate SNS from other activities, explain the four phases of the SNS, and describe the benefits of SNS to reach people at high risk for infection, draw a social network diagram and develop a plan for implementation. With SNS, providers reach into an existing social network in which infection and risk behavior is present  in order to identify more people at risk for HIV infection and to recruit for testing, services, and PrEP. As a strategy, it can be used in either a targeted or programmatic approach.  While this class teaches SNS for CTR, it can be used to identify and bring people in for ANY intervention or service, including linkage to care.

Registration Information: Go to and search for course ID #1055581.
Note: This is a two-day event and you only need to register once to cover both days.

We've still got spots open for our March Trainings.

Visit our Training page for the training calendar and for more information.

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