The trainings highlighted below are past workshops that may be available through Capacity Talk. If you are interested in learning more about these trainings, please contact Aliza Saraco-Polner at 202.543.9355 ext. 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This session walks organizations through how to set up a weblog (or blog) for the purposes of HIV prevention. The training includes terminology, design, and ethics around blog creation and maintenance. (2 hours)
This workshop goes beyond the fundamentals of organizing and explores best practices for community campaign planning, volunteer leadership development, and building an organization with limited financial resources. Discussions will focus on how to build power, set goals, activate volunteer participation, and grassroots tactics designed for success. (8 hours)
Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBIs)
Metro TeenAIDS provides implementation and adaptation training on a wide-range of HIV prevention interventions known as DEBIs (Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions). All DEBIs are based in theory and are proven to work; they are recommended for use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A list of DEBIs can be found at www.effectiveinterventions.org. MTA offers trainings on many of the DEBIs. Contact the MTA training team for additional information on DEBI trainings. (8 hours)
Effective HIV Prevention Counseling for Youth
This training explores how to provide client-centered HIV prevention counseling for youth (ages 13-24). The counseling skills covered in this session are meant for use in HIV testing sessions and are in alignment with counseling skills required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants leave this session knowing how to better counsel young people who seek an HIV antibody test. Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling is a requisite for this training. (8 hours)
This session will provide participants with a detailed set of tools for engaging community stakeholders and raising grassroots financial resources. Participants will learn how to host small-scale donor parties, utilize social networking tools, and build community donors. (4 hours)
Healthy Choices: Promoting Responsible Decision Making with HIV–Positive Youth
During this training, participants will gain information on how to effectively support youth living with HIV. Discussion will include issues of medication adherence, healthy relationships and mental health. (2 hours)
HIV 101 Traning of Trainers (TOT)
A workshop designed to walk organizations through how to develop and implement a successful HIV 101. This session also shows trainers how to recruit, train, and evaluate an HIV 101 that is sustainable for any target population. (4 hours)
Icebreakers, Energizers and other Activities to Reach Youth
This interactive workshop is for HIV prevention professionals who work with youth. It teaches participants how to incorporate fun-filled activities into HIV programming. This training will explore how facilitators can enhance their own programs in various formats, including trainings, small group sessions, roundtables and focus groups. Each participant will leave this workshop with a toolkit of activities they can utilize to better engage youth (ages 13-24). Please note this training is not a lecture, but rather activities-based and participants may be standing or moving around for extended periods. (4 hours)
Mandatory Reporting in DC
This training reviews the mandatory reporting laws in Washington, D.C. Participants will learn the process of making a hotline report; the different types of child maltreatment including physical and behavioral indicators; and how to respond to a child who may have experienced child abuse/neglect. (2 hours)
Mental Health 101
This session provides a basic overview of the Clinical and Personality Disorders found in the DSM-IV-TR. Participants learn the most common types of Mood, Psychotic, and Personality Disorders. Participants will also learn the signs and symptoms that most frequently accompany each of the Disorders. Additionally, participants will learn the risk factors associated with suicide and how to do a basic suicide assessment. (2 hours)
Navigating the System to Access and Develop Youth Resources
This training will provide an overview of resources available to youth in Washington, DC. Participants will learn how to develop their own resources, practice giving youth referrals, and discover the vast resources available to youth. This trianing is especially useful for professionals and parents interested in learning about the system of services available that meet the needs of young people.
Permanency Planning with HIV infected/affected Parents and Caregivers
This session will teach participants how/when to engage parents/caregivers in a dialogue about life planning. It will explore how to initiate the conversation; things to consider before, during and after a life planning conversation; and provide permanency planning resources for D.C. residents. Case scenarios and role plays will be used. (2 hours)
Reaching our Youth: Developing Resources and Referrals to Keep Youth Safe
This training will assist providers in identifying community resources for youth and identifying the challenges around meetings the needs of youth. The workshop will provide examples of credible resources and where to find them online. The last section of the workshop will be focused on creating your own resource inventories and materials.
Social Determinants & HIV/AIDS
This training will give providers a comprehensive perspective on the impact of social determinants of HIV. Participants will learn how different segments of a population are disproportionately affected by HIV. This examination of social influences and HIV/AIDS will help foster a greater dialogue about reducing HIV infection risk among youth. (2 hours)
Using Social Network Strategy (SNS) to Enhance HIV Counseling, Testing & Referral
This training demonstrates how a community-based organization could utilize Social Networks Strategy (SNS) to enhance HIV testing programs. SNS is a recruitment tool, which allows organizations to access a client’s social network. This workshop will show organizations how to train clients to become a recruiter for HIV testing programs. This session will show participants how SNS was developed, how it’s implemented and how it’s evaluated. This training is most appropriate for organizations that have existing HIV counseling and testing programs. (12 hours)
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Brown Bag: Transgender Awareness 2.0
Wednesday, June 26, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM at Metro TeenAIDS
Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling
Monday and Tuesday, July 1-2, 9:00AM-5:00PM at HIPS
Please note that in order to receive your certification, you must attend both days of the training and cannot be more than one hour late. **This training has limited spots available. Please contact us if you are interested in reserving a spot. Spaces are filling up quickly!**
For information on attending any of these trainings, please contact Aliza Saraco-Polner at email@example.com.
Metro TeenAIDS offers free HIV capacity building and technical assistance to youth-serving organizations in Washington, D.C. The Training Menu features 20 different workshops that can be tailored to meet the needs of any diverse organization. Click here to request training.
RealTalkDC A safe site for your youth, with helpful information about HIV testing, STI screening and free condoms. www.realtalkdc.org
Advocates for Youth A respected national organization that advocates for young people. A wealth of resources on public policy, LGBT issues and racial disparities. www.advocatesforyouth.org
Effective Interventions This site details the DEBIs that are proven effective in HIV prevention. The site also has a national training calendar for CBA. www.effectiveinterventions.org
Sex, Etc. A sex education magazine and website, designed for teens by teens. A safe space for all young people with accurate and age-appropriate sexual health information. www.sexetc.org
National Library of Medicine (NLM) A great site with tons of clinical information; all articles are peer-reviewed. Great resource for grant writing. www.nlm.nih.gov
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