HIV Prevention Update: Focus on Behavior Change

Title:  HIV Prevention Update: Focus on Behavior Change
Participants: Addictions Counselors, Health Care Workers, School Staff, Social Service Providers
Length:  One-day or multi-day
Description: This course focuses on understanding best practices in HIV prevention. It provides a review of effective
communication skills and focuses on how to assist consumers with an HIV risk reduction plan. This course draws heavily on the CDC course “Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling.”

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Human Sexuality

Title:  Human Sexuality
Participants: Health Care Workers, Social Service Providers, School Personnel
Length:  Half-day or multi-day depending on content
Description: This course provides a primer on human sexuality for health care workers.  Course content will be specifically developed to address the needs of particular audiences, but can include working with issues of general reproductive health, teen sexual expression, gay and lesbian issues, and strategies for addressing sexual health in primary care settings.This course provides a primer on human sexuality for health care workers.  Course content will be specifically developed to address the needs of particular audiences, but can include working with issues of general reproductive health, teen sexual expression, gay and lesbian issues, and strategies for addressing sexual health in primary care settings.

Male Involvement in Family Planning

Title:  Male Involvement in Family Planning
Participants: Health Care Workers
Length:  One-day
Description: This course is designed especially for clinics and providers who primarily provide family planning services to women. Focus of this course is on understanding an adolescent male’s needs, making clinic settings more ‘male-friendly’, and addressing multiple barriers to male involvement in many reproductive health care settings.  The course addresses adolescent development, suggestions for providing health education to adolescent males, and an emphasis on components of a comprehensive response to the reproductive health needs of males.

Marketing Through Hospitality: Customer Service in Health Care

Title:  Marketing Through Hospitality: Customer Service in Health Care
Participants: Health Care Workers, Social Service Providers
Length:  Half-day to One-day
Description: This course focuses on customer service skills for health care workers. Emphasis is on customer service practices,
managing challenging customers, and on the importance of communication in preventing and resolving customer service issues. Note this course can be offered as a two-day course with emphasis of day two on how managers and supervisors promote excellence in customer service.

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Medical Case Management

Title:  Medical Case Management
Participants: Case Managers, Nurses
Length:  One-day to multi-day depending on content
Description: This course provides a focus on medical case management in HIV care settings. The class provides information on
effective bio-psycho-social assessment, the process of establishing treatment plan goals linked to HIV care issues, and the need for ongoing re-assessment. This course also addresses the importance of interdisciplinary team functioning and effective referrals and tracking mechanisms.

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Mental Health, Addiction, and HIV: Untangling the Web

Title:  Mental Health, Addiction, and HIV: Untangling the Web
Participants: Health Care Workers, Case Managers, Social Service Providers
Length:  Half-day to One-day
Description: This course provides a focus on medical case management in HIV care settings. The class provides information on
effective bio-psycho-social assessment, the process of establishing treatment plan goals linked to HIV care issues, and the need for ongoing re-assessment. This course also addresses the importance of interdisciplinary team functioning and effective referrals and tracking mechanisms.

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Motivational Interviewing: Changing Addictive Behavior

Title:  Motivational Interviewing: Changing Addictive Behavior
Participants: Addictions Counselors, Health Care Workers, Social Service Providers
Length:  One-day to Multi-day
Description: This course attempts to build communication skills for providers working with substance using clients using the
counseling skills of motivational interviewing. The course focuses on understanding the method, introduction to the basic skills of MI, and a focus on using effective listening skills to build motivation to change. The examples and clinical practice in this course deal exclusively with clients whose problem is misuse of alcohol and other drugs.

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Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Health Behavior

Title:  Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Health Behavior
Participants: Health Care Workers, Social Service Providers
Length:  One-day to Multi-day
Description: This course attempts to build communication skills for providers working with patients in health care settings. The
course focuses on using MI skills in health promotion and disease prevention. The goals include understanding the method, introduction to the basic skills of MI, and a focus on using effective listening skills to build motivation to change. The examplesand clinical practice in this course deal primarily with health problems such as HIV/STD prevention, prevention of diabetes and hypertension, diet and exercise, and smoking cessation.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Implications for Health Care Workers

Title:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Implications for Health Care Workers
Participants: Addictions Counselors, Health Care Workers, Social Service Providers
Length:  One-day
Description: This course develops skills of health care workers in addressing the needs of patients who have PTSD. The content
provides definitions of trauma with an emphasis of understanding the clinical presentation of patients with a historical trauma history. The interventions proposed attempt to be sensitive to the needs of patients by sensitive interview skills, identification of possible signs of trauma survival, and recommendations for sensitive health care for these patients.

Positive Prevention: Secondary Prevention with PLWHA

Title:  Positive Prevention: Secondary Prevention with PLWHA
Participants: Health Care Workers, Social Service Providers
Length: Half-day to One-Day
Description: This material attempts to build skills of health care workers providing services to persons living with HIV. The
emphasis here is on understanding barriers to prevention, skills for routine assessment of risk, and brief prevention interventions which show effectiveness. Content for this class is custom-tailored to the training audience, often incorporating elements from Partnership for Health and prevention case management.