Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Title: ABCs Counseling with Adolescents: Preventing Teen Pregnancy
Participants: Health Care Workers, School Nurses, Counselors,Social Service Providers
Length: All-day
Description: This course addresses the needs of professionals providing health education or health care to adolescents. Focus is on effective assessment, communication skills, and messages to encourage healthier choices. The curriculum provides information on strategies for encouraging youth to postpone sexual involvement as well as strategies to encourage contraceptive use and barrier protection. Any number of curricula of science- based curricula can be presented or included.

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Addictive Disease in Health Care Settings

Title:  Addictive Disease in Health Care Settings
Participants:  Health Care Workers
Length:  Half-day to multi-day, depending on content
Description:  This Course provides a primer for health care workers not trained or experienced in working with clients who have addictive disease. The emphasis will be on understanding the addictive process, communication skills to gather substance use history, and discussion of ‘red flags’ in a patient history which indicates probable misuse of substances. The course includes a discussion of treatment options, including a harm-reduction approach to substance use.

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Addressing sexual Coercion

Title:  Addressing sexual Coercion
Participants:  Health Care Workers , School Staff, Social Service Providers
Length:  Half-day or One-day
Description:  This course focuses on the counseling aspects of prevention and response to sexual coercion. The content explores dynamics of coercive relationships, counseling skills for providers to address unhealthy relationships, and an opportunity to explore strategies for primary prevention in a variety of settings. This course typically does not cover legal and reporting requirements.

Adolescent Development and Counseling Strategies

Title:  Adolescent Development and Counseling Strategies
Participants:  Health Care Workers,School Staff, Social Service Providers
Length: One-day or multi-day depending on content
Description:  This course provides deals exclusively with understanding adolescent development from a bio-psycho-social perspective.The course examines the role of family dynamics, the influence of peers, and strategies to from effective helping relationships.The content will include include suggestions for effective health education in a group and individual settings.

Counselling and Communication Skills for Health Care

Title:  Counselling and Communication Skills for Health Care
Participants: Health care Workers
Length:  One-day or multi-day depending on content
Description:  This course provides a primer for health care workers not trained or experienced in psychiatry/mental health. It explores fundamental traits of effective health care relationships , startegies to promote empathy , and tips on effective health education.Predictable patterns of ‘difficult’patient behaviors will be addressed with a focus on providing therapeutic responses to their challenging situations.

Fundamentals of Case Management

Title:  Fundamentals of Case Management
Participants: Case Managers
Length:  One-day or multi-day depending on content
Description: This course provdes a primer on effective case management. The class provides information on effective assessment,the process of establishing treatement plan goals,and the need for ongoing re-assessment.This course also addresses the importance of referrals and tracking mechanisms for case managers ,as well as a discussion of self-care strategies for health care workers doing this work.

Health Literacy and Patient Outcomes: New strategies

Title:  Health Literacy and Patient Outcomes: New strategies
Participants: Health Care Workers, Social Service Providers
Length:  One-day or multi-day depending on content
Description: This course provides information on the important emerging field of health literacy.  More than reading ability, this course strives to teach skills to help health care workers assist patients in the comprehension of health information and the ability to turn that comprehension into improved efficacy at preventing or treating disease.  The course explores the connection between culture and health literacy, and places special emphasis on building communication skills for health care workers.

Helping Patients Change Behavior: Using Stages of Change to Help

Title:  Helping Patients Change Behavior: Using Stages of Change to Help
Participants: Health Care Workers, Social Service Providers
Length:  One-day or multi-day depending on content
Description: This course provides a primer on integrating behavioral science into health care practice. Emphasis will be on
understanding a patient’s readiness to changes and assisting them based on where they are in that process. The course draws heavily on the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, and includes practice in stage-based assessment and stage-based intervention.

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HIV Update: Medical and Psychosocial Impact

Title:  HIV Update: Medical and Psychosocial Impact
Participants: Case Managers , School Staff, Social Service Providers
Length:  One-day or multi-day depending on content
Description: This course provides a basic overview of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care for non- primary care provider or
for health care workers not trained or experienced in HIV disease management. The emphasis is on understanding basic
transmission facts, prevention strategies, and implications of HIV testing and counseling. In addition, an overview of the medical and psychosocial impact of HIV is discussed and skills for responding to the needs of PLWHA and their families are presented.