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Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated PLWHA Upon Community Re-entry

8/15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated PLWHA Upon Community Re-entry
OASAS accreditation now in application process

This one-day training is to increase the awareness and sensitivity of health and human service providers to the challenges of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) involved in community re-entry after release from a correctional facility. These challenges include the overlapping issues of family reunification, mental health, substance use, and need for HIV care. Best practices will be reviewed to support community re-entry and utilization of HIV medical care and other services.

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

• Discuss the specific challenges of family reunification for people living with HIV/AIDS;
• Describe the impact of unresolved past and possible future traumatic events;
• Use supportive inquiry to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the overlapping challenges encountered by released people living with HIV/AIDS as well as the strengths and resources of their “families” and/or social networks;
• Use strength-based strategies for supporting community re-entry for individuals with co-morbidities of HIV/AIDS, mental health/trauma issues, and/or substance abuse; and
• Facilitate clients’ access to HIV primary care and support services including drug treatment and overdose prevention to effectively manage challenges.

Prerequisite: It is required that participants take the AIDS Institute training, “Improving Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Settings to the Community” before attending this training.
Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with formerly incarcerated clients

To register, visit www.hivtrainingny.org.


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40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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