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HIV/AIDS 201

Goal:

  • To increase participants’ knowledge of HIV/AIDS: virology, transmission, prevention, testing, treatment, and epidemiology.

Objectives:

To provide participants with:

  • An overview of the virology of HIV/AIDS, including an understanding of the impact of HIV on the immune system.
  • Accurate information about HIV transmission and prevention.
  • An understanding of their role in promoting testing and supporting treatment.
  • An opportunity to see the impact of HIV/AIDS locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

View or Download this presentation here: http://www.slideshare.net/OHSUTP/hiv-aids-201-40965253

Hepatits C and HIV Coinfection

Goal:

  • To increase participants’ knowledge of Hepatitis C and how it impacts people co-infected with HIV.

Objectives:

To provide participants with:

  • An overview of the virology of Hepatitis C, including an understanding of the impact on the liver.
  • Accurate information about Hepatitis C transmission and prevention.
  • An understanding of their role in encouraging accurate and complete testing for Hepatitis C.
  • An understanding of the challenges and complexities of treatment.
  • An understanding of the impact of Hepatitis C locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

View or Download this presentation here:  http://www.slideshare.net/OHSUTP/hcv-with-hiv-co-infection-40965250

Harm Reduction

Goal:

  • To increase participants understanding of the philosophy and practices of Harm Reduction.

Objectives

  • To help participants gain a greater appreciation of the history, principles, and practices of a Harm Reduction approach.
  • To engage participants in considering how a Harm Reduction framework could be incorporated into their work.

Stigma and Discrimination; Disclosure and Legal Issues

Stigma and Discrimination

Goal:

To increase participants’ understanding of the impact that stigma and discrimination have on people with HIV.

Objectives:

  • To invite participants to examine their own values, attitudes and beliefs pertaining to people living with HIV/AIDS and people who use substances.
  • To examine the origins and impact of specific judgmental attitudes to differences.
  • To consider how participants and their organizations may perpetuate HIV stigma and discrimination.
  • To assist participants in learning how to manage personal values, attitudes and beliefs in professional roles.

Disclosure and Legal Issues

Goal:

  • To increase participants’ understanding of the implications of the Legal and Public Health environment on people with HIV and their service providers.

Objectives:

  • To encourage participants to think about issues relating to the disclosure of HIV status.
  • To provide information regarding the criminal law and cases, while addressing the complexity and ambiguity of the application of the law.
  • To engage participants in considering the impact of the use of the criminal law and the role of public health.

Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Goal:

  • To increase participants’ understanding of the complexity and inter-relatedness of their clients’ issues, while discussing techniques and strategies staff can use when supporting clients living with, or at risk for, HIV.

Objectives:

  • To provide tools to address issues presented by an individual living with, or at risk for, HIV and substance use and/or mental health issues.
  • To provide helpful resources and ideas about future training opportunities and/or programs in order to better serve clients
  • To allow participants and opportunity to share experiences and strategize effective responses.

Substances 101

Goal:

  • To increase participants knowledge of the use of specific substances.

Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the concept of “Drug, Set and Setting”.
  • To look at the concerns and advantages of different methods of administration (e.g., smoking, injecting, snorting).
  • To provide factual and non-judgmental information about certain substances particularly related to HIV.

Trans 101 with HIV and Harm Reduction Risks

Goal:

  • To leave participants better aware of how to be trans inclusive by increasing participants’ understanding of terms, definitions, and issues impacting the transgendered/transsexual community.

Objectives:

  • To learn new language inclusive of trans clients.
  • To understand the social determinants of health for trans clients.
  • To explore ways of supporting choices amongst trans clients that minimize risks and reduce transmission of HIV .
  • To develop strategies for reducing barriers for trans clients who wish to access services.

Introduction to Substance Use (full day workshop)

Goal:

  • To increase participants’ understanding of substance use so that they can better support people in their lives who may use substances, including clients, friends and family.

Objectives:

  • To discuss what we mean by substances (drugs).
  • To think about reasons people may or may not use substances.
  • To look at the continuum of use including abstinence; social, problematic, harmful use; and dependence/addiction.
  • To learn about the different methods of taking substances.
  • To examine our own attitudes, values and beliefs.
  • To consider stigma related to drugs and drugs users.
  • To recognize the stages of change and discuss ways we can support others.

Start: 9:00am sharp
Finish: 4:30pm

Morning and afternoon breaks plus a 45 minute lunch.

Drug Use: Stigma, Stereotypes and Harm Reduction

Goals and Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of the negative effects of stigma on people that use drugs.
  • Reflect on the how stigma and stereotypes are generated.
  • Examine ways in which access to and provision of services can be affected.
  • Consider ways to reduce stigma and improve the well being of people that use drugs.
  • Briefly look at the philosophy and practice of harm reduction.

View or Download the presentation here: http://www.slideshare.net/OHSUTP/drug-use-stigma-and-harm-reduction-40965247

 

Pre-recorded Webinar - Injection Drug Use Supplies

Learn about the equipment being distributed through the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP), and the associated “Best Practices”.

Register and view anytime before March 31, 2017 be following this link: 

https://ohsutp.adobeconnect.com/injection-drug-use-supplies-feb-2016/event/event_info.html

[90 minutes] This pre-recorded webinar will be particularly useful for:

- Public Health Nurses working in harm reduction 

- Staff of Needle Exchange Programs (NEPs)

- Injection Drug Use Outreach Workers

- Hepatitis C Teams

- Health or social service workers interested in learning more about harm reduction

This webinar, focusing on injection drug use, was developed for people working in harm reduction programs, such as needle exchanges or outreach teams, that are distributing and/or exchanging equipment with people who are injecting drugs or smoking crack cocaine.

Goals for each webinar:

- Ensure consistent knowledge about the equipment distributed by OHRDP

- Gain an understanding of best practice for each piece of drug use equipment

- Learn from one another

In order to view the webinar you need to have “Adobe Flash Player 10” installed on your computer. If you need to install the latest version, please click the following link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Register and view anytime before March 31, 2017 be following this link: 

https://ohsutp.adobeconnect.com/injection-drug-use-supplies-feb-2016/event/event_info.html

Pre-recorded Webinar - Crack Smoking Supplies

Learn about the equipment being distributed through the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP), and the associated “Best Practices”.

Register and view anytime before March 31, 2017 be following this link: 

https://ohsutp.adobeconnect.com/crack-smoking-supplies-feb-2016/event/event_info.html

[90 minutes] This pre-recorded webinar will be particularly useful for:

- Public Health Nurses working in harm reduction 

- Staff of Needle Exchange Programs (NEPs)

- Injection Drug Use Outreach Workers

- Hepatitis C Teams

- Health or social service workers interested in learning more about harm reduction

This webinar, focusing on injection drug use, was developed for people working in harm reduction programs, such as needle exchanges or outreach teams, that are distributing and/or exchanging equipment with people who are injecting drugs or smoking crack cocaine.

Goals for each webinar:

- Ensure consistent knowledge about the equipment distributed by OHRDP

- Gain an understanding of best practice for each piece of drug use equipment

- Learn from one another

In order to view the webinar you need to have “Adobe Flash Player 10” installed on your computer. If you need to install the latest version, please click the following link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Register and view anytime before March 31, 2017 be following this link: 

https://ohsutp.adobeconnect.com/crack-smoking-supplies-feb-2016/event/event_info.html

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