Monday, April 13, 2015

April and May Training from the CDPHE

Using Social Networks: A Recruitment Strategy for Counseling, Testing and Referral

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

This two-day course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of how to utilize social networks as a recruitment strategy for counseling, testing and referral, and to develop knowledge and skills needed to reach highest-risk persons, hard-to-reach communities and people living with HIV/AIDS who are unaware of their status. Participants will learn to differentiate social network strategies from other activities, explain the four phases of a strategy, and describe its ability to reach people at high risk for infection. They will also learn to draw a social network diagram and develop a plan for implementation. With these strategies, providers reach into an existing social network in which infection and/or risk behavior is present in order to identify more people at risk for HIV infection and to recruit for testing, services, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). As a strategy, it can be used in either a targeted or programmatic approach. While this class teaches social network strategies for counseling, testing and referral, it can be used to identify and bring people in for any intervention or service, including linkage to care and PrEP screening.

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Fundamentals of Street Safety

May 12, 2015 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This one-day, interactive, skill-building course is for public health professionals who are involved in field work, such as Disease Intervention Specialists, visiting nurses, or community outreach workers. This course is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to increase awareness for the inherent potential for violence and danger in field work. Topics include basic safety principles, assessment of environments and escalating behavior, interpersonal communication skills, and nonverbal intervention skills. Participants will use these tools to identify potentially risky situations, to improve ability to listen to intuition and to promote prevention strategies resulting in increased safety.

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