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Live_Webinar New Course Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training

LTI will be offering several courses through the 2021-22 calendar year. One of the newer courses will be Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training.  In this course, we will be expanding upon our previous work done in self-managing chronic conditions, apart from PrEP, which is our latest track for Peer Certification, and deepen our understanding of the true meaning of “wellness” defining it as a “journey” and not a “destination”.

By the end of this 4-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the 8 dimensions of wellness
  • Address viral suppression, how to get there and stay there
  • Acknowledge the impact of trauma on self-care, adherence, and how to address it
  • Identify ways of getting healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is suited to the individual, not a one-size-fits-all
  • Define what “self-care” means to you and how it may look different for men and women
  • Discuss the impact COVID-19 has and continues to have on HIV, HCV, STIs, Harm Reduction, and the use of PrEP 
  • Identify ways in which COVID-19 impacts people with untreated HIV infection
  • Seek care and ask for help using good communication skills
  • Use organizing and prioritization skills to assure healthcare is manageable on a day-to-day basis and
  • Discuss U=U today and the barriers that continue to exist for clients & the community

These objectives will lead us into many rich and invaluable discussions about health and wellness, however, as we venture into this exciting new era of technology and evidence-based interventions, the outcomes for reaching optimal health remain the same, “control”, “functionality” and a “sense of wellness”.

LTI will be offering several courses through the 2021-22 calendar year. One of the newer courses will be Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training.  In this course, we will be expanding upon our previous work done in self-managing chronic conditions, apart from PrEP, which is our latest track for Peer Certification, and deepen our understanding of the true meaning of “wellness” defining it as a “journey” and not a “destination”.

By the end of this 4-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the 8 dimensions of wellness
  • Address viral suppression, how to get there and stay there
  • Acknowledge the impact of trauma on self-care, adherence, and how to address it
  • Identify ways of getting healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is suited to the individual, not a one-size-fits-all
  • Define what “self-care” means to you and how it may look different for men and women
  • Discuss the impact COVID-19 has and continues to have on HIV, HCV, STIs, Harm Reduction, and the use of PrEP 
  • Identify ways in which COVID-19 impacts people with untreated HIV infection
  • Seek care and ask for help using good communication skills
  • Use organizing and prioritization skills to assure healthcare is manageable on a day-to-day basis and
  • Discuss U=U today and the barriers that continue to exist for clients & the community

These objectives will lead us into many rich and invaluable discussions about health and wellness, however, as we venture into this exciting new era of technology and evidence-based interventions, the outcomes for reaching optimal health remain the same, “control”, “functionality” and a “sense of wellness”.

Live_Webinar Virtual: Pre-Certification Peer Worker Training

This five-day online virtual training is intended for people seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. This interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their shared lived experience of HIV, HCV (active or cured), accessing harm reduction services, and/or persons using PrEP as a vehicle to assist clients. 

This course counts as 19.5 of the required hours of professional training for the program and is delivered in two 2-hour sessions per day, over two weeks.  

 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

• Use their shared lived experience as the basis for providing education, effective prevention methodology, harm reduction, outreach, patient-navigation and/or self-management services to clients. 

• List core competencies of NYS Peer Workers and identify required trainings to build skills in each competency. 

•Recall the NYS Peer Worker Code of Ethics. 

•Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries when working with clients. 

•Work effectively as a member of their agency’s care team. 

•Follow-best practices for documenting the services they provide to clients. 

•Participate effectively in case conferences with other professionals. 

•Explore issues related to employment as a Peer Worker; and 

•Identify self-care strategies to address work-related stress. 

 

New York State Peer Worker Certification Process: 

 Peer workers are individuals with the shared lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C (active or cured), accessing harm reduction services, and/or persons using PrEP. The program certifies peers in the specific track(s) that they are applying for, and upon successful completion of the program are issued a New York State Peer Worker Certification in: 1) HIV, 2) Hepatitis C (active or cured), 3) Harm Reduction, and/or 4) PrEP.  Individuals can choose more than one track.  Certified Peer Workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required training prepares Peer Workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient navigation, and/or self-management services.  In addition, Peers must pass a knowledge exam, abide by the NYS Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a 500-hour practicum.  The New York State Peer Worker Certification Program is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an NYS Peer Worker Certified in HIV, HCV (active or cured), Harm Reduction, and/or PrEP please visit: www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification   

 

Audience: People seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently working or volunteering as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker.  A “peer” is defined as someone living with HIV/AIDS, Hep C (active or cured), has experience accessing Harm Reduction services, and/or using PrEP. 

 

Prerequisites: Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction/PrEP treatment experience statement AND completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list.

This five-day online virtual training is intended for people seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. This interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their shared lived experience of HIV, HCV (active or cured), accessing harm reduction services, and/or persons using PrEP as a vehicle to assist clients. 

This course counts as 19.5 of the required hours of professional training for the program and is delivered in two 2-hour sessions per day, over two weeks.  

 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

• Use their shared lived experience as the basis for providing education, effective prevention methodology, harm reduction, outreach, patient-navigation and/or self-management services to clients. 

• List core competencies of NYS Peer Workers and identify required trainings to build skills in each competency. 

•Recall the NYS Peer Worker Code of Ethics. 

•Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries when working with clients. 

•Work effectively as a member of their agency’s care team. 

•Follow-best practices for documenting the services they provide to clients. 

•Participate effectively in case conferences with other professionals. 

•Explore issues related to employment as a Peer Worker; and 

•Identify self-care strategies to address work-related stress. 

 

New York State Peer Worker Certification Process: 

 Peer workers are individuals with the shared lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C (active or cured), accessing harm reduction services, and/or persons using PrEP. The program certifies peers in the specific track(s) that they are applying for, and upon successful completion of the program are issued a New York State Peer Worker Certification in: 1) HIV, 2) Hepatitis C (active or cured), 3) Harm Reduction, and/or 4) PrEP.  Individuals can choose more than one track.  Certified Peer Workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required training prepares Peer Workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient navigation, and/or self-management services.  In addition, Peers must pass a knowledge exam, abide by the NYS Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a 500-hour practicum.  The New York State Peer Worker Certification Program is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an NYS Peer Worker Certified in HIV, HCV (active or cured), Harm Reduction, and/or PrEP please visit: www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification   

 

Audience: People seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently working or volunteering as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker.  A “peer” is defined as someone living with HIV/AIDS, Hep C (active or cured), has experience accessing Harm Reduction services, and/or using PrEP. 

 

Prerequisites: Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction/PrEP treatment experience statement AND completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list.