- Transgender Issues Primer 8/23/18
This webinar is an opportunity to explore the foundational idea underlying words like “Transgender” and “Gender Non-Conforming”. Participants will learn the distinctions between gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and sexual behavior. Participants will explore assumptions related to gender and sexuality and consider how this impacts our work as community providers. This will be a brief exploration of Transgender issues. Participants will be encouraged to follow-up this webinar with the in-person, two day training entitled Transgender Issues.
- U=U 07/11/18
This webinar will explore and discuss the statement becoming more frequently used in HIV prevention, care and treatment: U =U (Undetectable = Untransmittable). U=U means that People living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment with an undetectable viral load in their blood have negligible risk of sexual transmission of HIV. Negligible means so small or unimportant as to be not worth considering. This webinar will cover three areas:
- Undetectable 101 – basic information for providers, clients and community members on the first U in U=U.
- Sexual Health is Health- Promoting holistic health access in which providers support sex positive practices and provide inclusive sexual health care.
- Let’s Talk about U and U -Incorporating U=U into conversations we have with clients, other providers and the communities we serve.
- A Sex-Positive Approach to HIV Prevention 06/13/18
This webinar gives participants an understanding of the key principles of sex-positive HIV prevention messages. They will learn and discuss the role sex-positivity and risk awareness plays in providing culturally relevant, client-centered care for People Living with HIV and those at risk for HIV infection. This approach can equip providers with the tools necessary to discuss sexual health in an affirming way that removes stigma, shame, and blame. As a sex-positive provider, the messages given to the client will be decidedly non-shaming and affirming as long as it is safe, sane, and consensual.
- Cultural Competency Series, Part 2: Being Inclusive: What does it Mean? 4/11/18
This is the second installment in our webinar series on Understanding Culture. Here we push beyond the concepts of Cultural Humility and address how you and your workplaces can embody the principles of Inclusion. These concepts and practices are vital not only individual health professionals but also the clients and communities we serve and the organizations and institutions from which we operate.
- Cultural Competency Series, Part 1: Beyond Competency: Cultural Humility 3/14/18
As a result of this webinar series, participants will be able to define what it means to be culturally competent, culturally humble, and culturally inclusive. Participants will hear and share best practices and lessons learned. They will learn how to move from the “expert” model to the “student” model when working with clients from various cultures. Then, hopefully, participants will be able to identify where they (and their agency) falls on the spectrum as well as set goals for better of cultural inclusiveness.
- Exploring Condom Distribution in HIV Programming 2/14/18
This webinar will allow participants to learn the history of condoms an the evolution of the condom message in public health. It also discusses how condom usage has been objectified in social justice issues. Finally, participants will explore and discuss strategies for incorporating condom usage for the prevention of HIV and other STIs.
- Motivational Interviewing as Client Engagement Tool 11/30/17
This webinar will help participants understands Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a counseling approach that facilitates and engages a person’s intrinsic motivation in order to change behavior. Participants will learn how Motivational Interviewing is a goal-oriented, client-centered counseling style that elicits behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence.
- Harm Reduction Approaches 11/30/17
This webinar series will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of Harm Reduction. As a result of this webinar series, participants will be able to define the key principles of harm reduction and explore the harm reduction premise that the client is the expert and is responsible for choosing the type and timing of behavior change. This webinar series will also enable participants to describe ways in which they can incorporate harm reduction skills into their relationship with clients and identify relevant approaches and barriers to using harm reduction techniques with clients.
- Effective Targeted Outreach 08/30/17
This webinar discusses the role Street-Level Outreach plays in providing awareness, promotion, recruitment, and community buy-in for programs and services offered in an HIV Prevention & Care and Treatment Community-Based Organizations.