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Live_Webinar New Course A PrEP Confab

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. Join us for an intimate discussion with someone who is currently taking PrEP.  This will be an interactive discussion about the benefits and challenges of utilizing PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. Join us for an intimate discussion with someone who is currently taking PrEP.  This will be an interactive discussion about the benefits and challenges of utilizing PrEP

Archived_Webinar New Course NYS Peer Worker Certification Program Application Process - Archive

This two hour archived webinar will review the updated requirements for the NYS Peer Worker Certification program in HIV, Hepatitis C, and Harm Reduction. The webinar will provide a step-by-step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  • State the three tracks and who is eligible to apply for certification
  • Recall the purpose of foundational training and self-care evaluation for Peer Workers and guidelines for completing the statement of experience
  • Identify the core and specialized training requirements for peer certification
  • Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code of Ethics attestation
  • Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  • Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  • Navigate the online application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification

Audience: Peer workers interested in and/or currently peer certification, supervisors of peer works and interested others. 

This two hour archived webinar will review the updated requirements for the NYS Peer Worker Certification program in HIV, Hepatitis C, and Harm Reduction. The webinar will provide a step-by-step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  • State the three tracks and who is eligible to apply for certification
  • Recall the purpose of foundational training and self-care evaluation for Peer Workers and guidelines for completing the statement of experience
  • Identify the core and specialized training requirements for peer certification
  • Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code of Ethics attestation
  • Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  • Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  • Navigate the online application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification

Audience: Peer workers interested in and/or currently peer certification, supervisors of peer works and interested others. 

Live_Webinar New Course Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain an issue of public health significance with disproportionate burden among gender and sexual minorities. This 90-minute training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers and peer workers with the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of common STDs.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of chlamydia
  2. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of gonorrhea
  3. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of syphilis
  4. Describe the modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of genital herpes, HPV, and trichomoniasis
  5. Discuss efforts at the national level to end the STI epidemic

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others

Prerequisite: None

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain an issue of public health significance with disproportionate burden among gender and sexual minorities. This 90-minute training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers and peer workers with the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of common STDs.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of chlamydia
  2. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of gonorrhea
  3. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of syphilis
  4. Describe the modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of genital herpes, HPV, and trichomoniasis
  5. Discuss efforts at the national level to end the STI epidemic

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others

Prerequisite: None

Live_Webinar New Course Introduction to Implementing a Sex Positive Approach

This 90-minute webinar will help prepare health and human services providers with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to employ a non-judgmental, sex positive approach during all interactions with clients This class serves as an introduction to the topic and includes key elements of the two-day course that has been developed.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comfort talking about sexual health, sexual behavior and sexual pleasure;
  • Define the six principles of sexual health including consent and pleasure;
  • Identify strategies to improve sexual health conversations and implement a sex positive approach into your work.                                                                                           

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

              Credit Hours:  1.5

This 90-minute webinar will help prepare health and human services providers with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to employ a non-judgmental, sex positive approach during all interactions with clients This class serves as an introduction to the topic and includes key elements of the two-day course that has been developed.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comfort talking about sexual health, sexual behavior and sexual pleasure;
  • Define the six principles of sexual health including consent and pleasure;
  • Identify strategies to improve sexual health conversations and implement a sex positive approach into your work.                                                                                           

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

              Credit Hours:  1.5

Live_Webinar New Course Peer Work Works

This 1 - 1/2 hour webinar will discuss concretely what Peer work is and is not.  Join us for an interactive discussion with Peer(s) who are currently certified and working in the field.  Learn about the benefits, rewards, and challenges of the work.

This 1 - 1/2 hour webinar will discuss concretely what Peer work is and is not.  Join us for an interactive discussion with Peer(s) who are currently certified and working in the field.  Learn about the benefits, rewards, and challenges of the work.

Live_Webinar Building Bridges: Cultural Humility in Health and Human Services Part 2- Two-Part Webinar Series

This two-part webinar series is designed to explore the broad definition of culture and cultural humility and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

As a result of training participants will be able to:

Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities;
Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;

Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact health care delivery;
Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.

This two-part webinar series is designed to explore the broad definition of culture and cultural humility and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

As a result of training participants will be able to:

Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities;
Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;

Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact health care delivery;
Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.

Live_Webinar Building Bridges: Cultural Humility in Health and Human Services Part 1- Two-Part Webinar Series

This two-part webinar series is designed to explore the broad definition of culture and cultural humility and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

As a result of training participants will be able to:

Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities;
Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;

Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact health care delivery;
Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.

This two-part webinar series is designed to explore the broad definition of culture and cultural humility and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

As a result of training participants will be able to:

Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities;
Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;

Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact health care delivery;
Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.

Live_Webinar Webinar: Harm Reduction Approach Overview

This two-hour webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention;
  2. List at least three elements of the harm reduction model;
  3. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  4. Identify at least three examples of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors and sexual behaviors;
  5. Identify negotiated safety techniques for injection risk reduction and sexual risk reduction

 

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

This two-hour webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention;
  2. List at least three elements of the harm reduction model;
  3. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  4. Identify at least three examples of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors and sexual behaviors;
  5. Identify negotiated safety techniques for injection risk reduction and sexual risk reduction

 

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Live_Webinar Webinar: LGBTQ+ 101: Improving Service Delivery to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Community

Description:  This two-hour webinar is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities.
  • differentiate sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are each their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
  • distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ+ people and how these levels are interconnected.
  • understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
  • reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
  • define social determinants of health
  • identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations.
  • describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

Target Audience:  This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ+ clients or patients.

Description:  This two-hour webinar is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities.
  • differentiate sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are each their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
  • distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ+ people and how these levels are interconnected.
  • understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
  • reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
  • define social determinants of health
  • identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations.
  • describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

Target Audience:  This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ+ clients or patients.