Monday, February 9, 2015

March Trainings from the CDPHE

Cultural Sensitivity - Two Day Training

March 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CDPHE's Laboratory Training Room 

This two-day course is designed to define cultural competence and to explain the role cultural competence has in providing effective HIV prevention services. The course describes the issues of racism, stereotyping, prejudice, culture, class, taboos, ethnocentrism, power and privilege and also provides the basic foundation of building individual cultural competence. It will introduce participants to the skills necessary to begin a cultural dialogue so that they can better understand the impact of culture on risk.  It will challenge participants to examine their own views and listen openly to the views of others.  Participants will identify personal biases, understand how biases are formed and increase their level of comfort in addressing bias-related issues. The class also incorporates interpersonal reflection surrounding participant attitudes and biases.  The class does not address differences in language, values, beliefs, customs or traditions within various racial or ethnic groups or communities.  

Registration Information:  Go to and search by course ID #1055571.
Note: This is a two-day event and you only need to register once to cover both days.


Status Disclosure

March 31, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CDPHE's Laboratory Training Room

This one-day course is designed to train HIV Prevention and Care and Treatment Providers to support clients to explore issues related to HIV status disclosure, to determine whether disclosure to a particular person is the best strategy for them at this time, and to prepare to disclose. While the disclosure may include partners, the class is designed to explore disclosure to friends, family, care providers, employers, or anyone within the client’s social network. The Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014, state that clients who disclose to their networks often increase their level of support which enhances linkage to care and adherence to treatment, leading to viral suppression. Disclosure to at risk partners decreases transmission and presents opportunities for PrEP or nPEP. At the end of this course, participants will describe contextual issues surrounding HIV status disclosure; identify benefits and concerns of disclosing HIV status for clients, coaches, and confidants; describe the four step process to introduce, explore issues, coach and summarize for disclosure; and demonstrate, in a practice session, how to coach people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in disclosing status to important people in their lives.
Registration Information:  Go to and search for course ID #1055551.

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