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HVCS Hawthorne

40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
914-785-8278

October 2013

Building Bridges to Cultural Competency

10/22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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6.5 OASAS credits This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: • Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services; • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide. Prerequisite: None Audience: All health…

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

10/29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS 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…

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November 2013

Educational Inservice on Using Truvada as PrEP (HIV Prevention)

11/6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Please join us for an educational inservice with Dr. Mark Bernstein, Senior Director for Medical Scientists at Gilead Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Bernstein will be discussing the use of Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis among HIV-negative people at high risk for new HIV infections. This is a presentation of Gilead Community Medical Affairs. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, please call Anthony at (914) 785-8277 or email him at aaccomando@hudsonvalleycs.org.

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Safer Sex Workshop

11/26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Are you a guy who is into guys? Do you want to talk about sexual health in a laid back, fun, and ‘sex-positive’ environment? Come join Project INFORM for a Safer Sex Workshop next Tuesday (11/26) from 6:30PM-8 at our main office at 40 Saw Mill River Rd. in Hawthorne. Snacks and drinks will be provided and each participant will receive a $20 Target gift card. Please RSVP to britchie@hudsonvalleycs.org if you would like to join us! Topics Covered: -Talk…

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December 2013

Positive Prevention: Connecting Care and Prevention

12/10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one day training will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting prevention among people living with HIV/AIDS. The latest research demonstrates that early initiation of treatment, retention in care and viral load suppression are critical to the health of people with HIV and also play a key role in reducing new infections. Participants will learn strategies for coupling messages about the importance of clinical care with behavioral interventions to address the risks associated with sexual and substance…

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January 2014

Supporting Sexual Health Among Young MSM of Color

1/15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one-day training will explore the social factors that impact sexual and substance use behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Health and human services provider will examine how these factors contribute to high rates of sexual and substance use risk behaviors among HIV positive and HIV negative MSM of color. Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.…

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Working with Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS

1/22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Working with Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS This one day training will provide an overview of the NY State epidemiological trends of HIV in older adults, an overview of sexual activity, social isolation, mental health and substance use issues and the impact of co-morbid conditions among those aging with HIV. This information will then be related to the HIV prevention, treatment and care needs of older adults living with and at risk for HIV. As a result of this one…

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Active Drug Users and HIV/HCV Retention in Care and Treatment Adherence

1/29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Active Drug Users and HIV/HCV Retention in Care and Treatment Adherence This one-day training is designed to assist health and human services providers in promoting retention in care and treatment adherence with active substance users.  Providers that are aware of effective strategies for working with active substance users can play a vital role in assisting clients with retention and treatment adherence. Topics to be covered during the training include: defining active substance use, including levels of use; strategies for talking…

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March 2014

Surviving and Thriving: Older Gay Men and MSM Living with HIV

3/7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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HIV & Aging Training from ACRIA on March 7th! Training will take place from 9 AM - 5 PM.     COURSE TITLE:   Surviving and Thriving: Older Gay Men and MSM Living with HIV    In NYS, more than 35% of people living with HIV are gay men or men who have sex with men (MSM). The National HIV/AIDS strategy established the goal of increasing the proportion of HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men with undetectable viral load by 20%.…

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Introduction to HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis

3/12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV,…

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Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis, and Linkage to Care

3/17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Free

Description: This one day training will help increase non-clinical health and human services provider’s knowledge of Hepatitis C screening and diagnosis and the importance of effective linkage to care for persons infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). By the completion of this training, providers will be able to: Describe the burden of HCV disease. Identify HCV risk groups. Describe the NYS law with regard to offering an HCV screening test. Distinguish between HCV screening and diagnostic tests and the…

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Sex, Gender and HIV/AIDS, Pt 1

3/19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This two-day training is designed to help health and human services providers promote sexual health among their clients by building their capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors. Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity; strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues; HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: • Increase their awareness…

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Sex, Gender & HIV/AIDS, Part 2

3/20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This two-day training is designed to help health and human services providers promote sexual health among their clients by building their capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors. Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity; strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues; HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: • Increase their awareness…

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April 2014

Building Bridges to Cultural Competency

4/10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery. As a result of training participants will be able to: Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services; Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide. Prerequisite: None Audience: All health and human service providers. Continuing Education Credits:…

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HIV and Kidney Health: An Educational Inservice with Dr. Richard Torres

4/16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Free

Gilead Community Medical Affairs presents a lunchtime educational inservice on HIV and kidney health on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at HVCS' Hawthorne office. Dr. Richard Torres will detail the links between HIV and kidney disease, including pharmaceutical and dietary complications, risk factors and how to optimize kidney health. Lunch will be provided, and there is no charge to attend. This educational inservice is open to all service providers, social workers, outreach specialists, patients and the general public. Dr. Richard Torres…

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Promoting Primary Care & Treatment Adherence for HIV Positive Individuals

4/17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one-day training is designed to increase awareness of non-physician health and human services providers about HIV primary care guidelines and treatment adherence. Providers who are aware of HIV primary care guidelines and strategies for supporting treatment adherence can play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV. At the end of this training, participants will be able to: List the components of primary care for patients living with HIV; Identify the key elements of…

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May 2014

HIV Testing in New York State

5/7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This three-hour training will provide information about New York State Public Health Law related to HIV testing and will provide staff who offer HIV testing in clinical and community based settings with a host of free New York State resources related to HIV testing. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Recall the settings and providers that are required to offer HIV testing to all patients aged 13-64 as a routine part of health care services;…

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HIV Testing Skills Practice

5/8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one-day training will provide participants with an opportunity to practice key skills related to offering HIV testing services. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Recall strategies for providing HIV pre-test messages to clients with special needs, including low literacy skills, limited English proficiency, issues related to capacity to consent, and other unique circumstances or needs; Deliver a preliminary positive and confirmed positive HIV test result; Arrange for HIV care for newly diagnosed HIV positive…

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Addressing Sexual Risk with Substance Users and Their Partners

5/21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one-day training will build participant knowledge and skills in offering sexual harm reduction options to substance users. Although expanded access to syringes and drug treatment options have helped people greatly reduce their substance use-related risks for HIV, the latest research shows that sexual risk behaviors play a significant role in new cases of HIV among people who use drugs and alcohol. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Recall the latest research that shows how…

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HIV & Hepatitis C Co-Infection

5/29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This One-day training is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is…

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June 2014

Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Facilities to the Community

6/10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one-day training is for non-clinical providers who work with HIV positive clients who were formerly incarcerated or who are involved in the criminal justice system. The training will inform providers about the culture of corrections as it relates to HIV-infected inmates' needs upon community re-entry. Best practices will be reviewed to assist formerly incarcerated clients living with HIV/AIDS establish and maintain linkages to care, as well as maneuver through the system and access needed services. As a result of…

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

6/17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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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…

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Working with Older Adults Living with HIV

6/25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one day training will provide an overview of the NY State epidemiological trends of HIV in older adults, an overview of sexual activity, social isolation, mental health and substance use issues and the impact of co-morbid conditions among those aging with HIV. This information will then be related to the HIV prevention, treatment and care needs of older adults living with and at risk for HIV. As a result of this one day training, participants will be able to:…

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September 2014

Intro to HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis

9/11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This one day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV,…

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NEW! Surviving and Thriving: Older Gay Men and MSM Living with HIV

9/18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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In NYS, more than 35% of people living with HIV are gay men or men who have sex with men (MSM). The National HIV/AIDS strategy established the goal of increasing the proportion of HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men with undetectable viral load by 20%. This training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to support older gay men and MSM with retention in medical care, achieving viral suppression and promoting behaviors that will prevent transmission of HIV to their…

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Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions, Day 1

9/23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This two-day training will help to increase providers' confidence, knowledge and skills in facilitating groups, particularly for group level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidenced-based interventions). As a result of this training participants will be able to: Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change; Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator; Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups; Identify strategies for handling group problems; and Learn the importance of…

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Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions, Day 2

9/24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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This two-day training will help to increase providers' confidence, knowledge and skills in facilitating groups, particularly for group level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidenced-based interventions). As a result of this training participants will be able to: Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change; Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator; Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups; Identify strategies for handling group problems; and Learn the importance of…

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October 2014

Addressing Sexual Risk with Drug Users and their Partners

10/23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

6.5 OASAS credits (not approved for initial CPS credentialing) This one-day training will build participant knowledge and skills in offering sexual harm reduction options to substance users. Although expanded access to syringes and drug treatment options have helped people greatly reduce their substance use-related risks for HIV, the latest research shows that sexual risk behaviors play a significant role in new cases of HIV among people who use drugs and alcohol. As a result of this training, participants will be…

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Building Bridges to Cultural Competency

10/30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

6.5 OASAS credits This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: • Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services; • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide. Prerequisite: None Audience: All health…

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November 2014

Promoting Primary Care & Treatment Adherence for HIV Positive Individuals

11/6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

6.5 OASAS credits (not approved for initial CPS credentialing) This one-day training is designed to increase awareness of non-physician health and human services providers about HIV primary care guidelines and treatment adherence. Providers who are aware of HIV primary care guidelines and strategies for supporting treatment adherence can play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV. At the end of this training, participants will be able to: • List the components of primary care…

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Supporting Sexual Health Among Young MSM of Color

11/13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

This one-day training will explore the social factors that impact sexual and substance use behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Health and human services provider will examine how these factors contribute to high rates of sexual and substance use risk behaviors among HIV positive and HIV negative MSM of color. Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.…

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Educational Inservice: HIV and Inflammation

11/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Free

Gilead presents an educational inservice for social workers, medical staff, and community members on HIV and inflammation on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12 noon. Dr. Jason Leider from Jacobi Medical Center/North Bronx Healthcare Network will cover topics such as immune activation, depletion of lymphocytes, the role of ART on disease progression, and HIV aging of the immune system. Lunch will be provided. This is a free event. Please RSVP to Anthony at (914) 785-8277 by November 12.  

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Surviving and Thriving: Older Gay Men and MSM Living with HIV

11/20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

In NYS, more than 35% of people living with HIV are gay men or men who have sex with men (MSM). The National HIV/AIDS strategy established the goal of increasing the proportion of HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men with undetectable viral load by 20%. This one-day training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to support older gay men and MSM with retention in medical care, achieving viral suppression and promoting behaviors that will prevent transmission of HIV to…

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December 2014

Positive Prevention: Connecting Care and Prevention

12/4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

This one day training will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting prevention among people living with HIV/AIDS. The latest research demonstrates that early initiation of treatment, retention in care and viral load suppression are critical to the health of people with HIV and also play a key role in reducing new infections. Participants will learn strategies for coupling messages about the importance of clinical care with behavioral interventions to address the risks associated with sexual and substance…

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Introduction to HIV, STI’s and Viral Hepatitis

12/11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

This one day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV,…

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

12/18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

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…

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January 2015

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care – NEW!

1/22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

This one-day training will help increase non-clinical health and human services provider’s knowledge of Hepatitis C screening and diagnosis and the importance of effective linkage to care for persons infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). By the completion of this training, providers will be able to: Describe the burden of HCV disease. Identify HCV risk groups. Describe the NYS law with regard to offering an HCV screening test. Distinguish between HCV screening and diagnostic tests and the meaning of…

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Active Drug Users and HIV/HCV Retention in Care and Treatment Adherence

1/29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

This one-day training is designed to assist health and human services providers in promoting retention in care and treatment adherence with active substance users. Providers that are aware of effective strategies for working with active substance users can play a vital role in assisting clients with retention and treatment adherence. Topics to be covered during the training include: defining active substance use, including levels of use; strategies for talking with clients about the importance of maintaining healthcare; harm reduction strategies…

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February 2015

Working with Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS

2/5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

This one day training will provide an overview of the NY State epidemiological trends of HIV in older adults, an overview of sexual activity, social isolation, mental health and substance use issues and the impact of co-morbid conditions among those aging with HIV. This information will then be related to the HIV prevention, treatment and care needs of older adults living with and at risk for HIV. As a result of this one day training, participants will be able to:…

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HIV Testing in NYS

2/18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

4 OASAS credits (not approved for initial CPS credentialing); 4 CNE hours This half-day training will provide information about new developments in HIV testing as a result of passage of Chapter 308 of the Laws of 2010. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: • List the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing law (S.8227/A.11487) and their importance; • Recall that HIV testing must be offered to all persons between the ages…

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HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session

2/19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

6.5 OASAS credits (not approved for initial CPS credentialing); ‡ 6.5 CNE hours This one-day training will provide participants with an opportunity to practice key skills related to offering HIV testing services. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: • Recall how to provide streamlined pre-test information; • Describe how to deliver preliminary positive and confirmed positive HIV test results; • Describe how to link newly diagnosed HIV positive patients to health care and support services;…

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March 2015

Sex, Gender, and HIV/STDs

3/12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

This two-day training is designed to help health and human services providers promote sexual health among their clients by building their capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors. Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity; strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues; HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: • Increase their awareness…

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HVCS’ Regional Training Center Closes

3/31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States

As of March 31, 2015, HVCS will no longer offer trainings and webinars as a part of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute HIV Training and Education Program.  It’s been a pleasure serving the Hudson Valley human service provider community and  everyone in the field of  HIV/STI and Viral Hepatitis case management and prevention. Going forward, Cicatelli Associates, Inc., based in Manhattan, will provide New York State AIDS Institute trainings for this region.  Course listings and information…

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April 2015

The Latest on PrEP: Education Inservice (Hawthorne)

4/22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!

  All interested community members and service providers are welcome to attend. Complimentary lunch provided. Please RSVP for either session to Anthony at (914) 785-8277 or via email.

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February 2016

Hep C 101 Educational In-Service – Hawthorne

2/17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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FREE!
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April 2016

Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

4/6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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free

Complete the sign-in form online by March 11, 2016.

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October 2016

Lower Hudson Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

10/5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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April 2017

Lower Hudson Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

4/5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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July 2017

“I Work It Out For My Health & HIV” Workshop

7/18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Free!

Merck & Co. presents an educational workshop for HIV+ people on why it's important to take your medications and how they might interact. Learn ways to improve your ability to take charge of your medications, and connect members of your health care team to understand all your medications. Lunch will be provided. This is a non-branded Community Health Action Talk presented by Merck at no charge for participants. Sign up today at 866-498-9933 or RSVP to Yessie at (914) 785-8303.

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October 2017

Lower Hudson Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

10/11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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free

The Consumer Advisory Board for the Lower Hudson region will meet on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in our Hawthorne office. Light refreshments will be provided. All current and former HVCS clients are welcome to attend. We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions about our services! Please RSVP to Christina at (914) 785-8290, or email her.

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March 2018

Hepatitis C Basics: Training

3/29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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free

Course Title:      Hepatitis C Basics Date:                     March 29th, 2018 Time                      9am-5pm, Full Day Description:   This one-day training will offer information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted Share information with others about viral hepatitis…

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April 2018

Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

4/11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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HVCS' Consumer Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in our Hawthorne office (40 Saw Mill River Road). Light refreshments will be provided, and transportation is available. Clients from across our entire service region (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties) are invited to attend, and you'll be able to call in to participate in the conversation if you can't make it in person. Contact Christina at (914) 785-8290 or by…

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Crystal Meth, MSM & HIV – Training

4/12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 4/13

HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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Crystal Meth use continues to be a major health threat to MSM in New York State. This 2-day course will increase knowledge of crystal meth use among MSM, describe how use impacts risk for HIV infection, discuss harm reduction strategies as well as share a sample assessment tool. Relevant resources will also be discussed. This course is CASAC/CPP/CPS approved for 13.0 Credit Hours April 12 & 13, 2018 9AM - 5PM Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc. 40 Saw Mill River…

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October 2018

Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

10/17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States

To RSVP, call Christina at (914) 785-8290 or by email. Transportation and a light lunch will be provided.

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April 2019

Consumer Advisory Board Meeting

4/10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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HVCS' Consumer Advisory Board meets twice per year to provide feedback on our programs, services, grant applications and communication strategies. If you're a current or former client, you can join us and help us improve our programs and operations. We really do need to hear from you! Lunch will be provided, along with transportation to and from our Hawthorne office. No matter where you live in the Hudson Valley, we can provide transportation. We can also make arrangements for you…

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June 2019

Open House & Breakfast Reception

6/12 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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You're invited to Hudson Valley Community Services' open house and breakfast reception at our Hawthorne headquarters! Join us for light breakfast fare, coffee, tea and juices on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Stop in on your way to work for a quick tour, meet our staff and say hello, and learn a little bit about our programs and services. There is no cost to attend. Our Hawthorne headquarters is located at 40 Saw Mill River…

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January 2020

Job Fair

1/30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HVCS Hawthorne, 40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
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HVCS is looking for the best care/case managers, prevention specialists and other qualified staff members for a variety of positions throughout our agency. Enjoy a wealth of benefits and a family-friendly atmosphere. No appointments necessary, simply arrive with your resume. Get a head start on an application by visiting our open positions elsewhere on our website. Positions available throughout the Hudson Valley!

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