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The Intersection of Chemical Health and HIV – Online
April 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmCEUs offered: 2
This free training, available for LADCs in the state of Minnesota and sponsored by the Department of Human Services, is designed for individuals seeking to learn more about HIV and the intersection of chemical health and sexual health. Because sexual behaviors are often linked to a person’s chemical, mental, and physical health, addressing these issues is important for both individuals who are living with HIV and those who are unaware of their status. This training will help LADCs feel prepared to discuss HIV, STI’s, and sexual health with their clients, understand their role in creating a safe, non-judgmental practices for clients that have HIV, and explore different sexual health risk assessments that can be incorporated as part of a treatment plan.
- Understanding transmission, prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
- Overcoming personal discomfort in addressing HIV issues with clients.
- Creating a safe culture within the treatment center in order to effectively address stigma, discrimination and disclosure of HIV status.
- Utilizing evidence-based HIV risk assessment tools to identify risk behaviors, make referrals to testing and treatment, and provide after-care planning.
This training is approved for 2 CEUs by the Minnesota Behavioral Board of Health and Therapy for LADCs.