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Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS

12/18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


This one-day training will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS. The training will also review trauma and its impacts on care as well as “red flags” or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance abuse and/or mental health. Participants will also be offered tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to: •Define the term “co-occurring disorders” as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;

•Define the term “trauma” and how it impacts substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS;
•List qualities important for a provider in working with people with co-occurring disorders;
•Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies; and
•Identify communication skills that help a provider make a referral for co-occurring disorders.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS.
Audience: All health and human services providers.


HVCS Hawthorne
40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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HVCS Training Center
(914) 785-8278
mpokela @ hudsonvalleycs . org