Prevention and Treatment of HIV among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders
Friday August 13, 2021
1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
NCASPPB approved 1 credit hour -- Substance Use Specific (SS) and Bloodborne Pathogens (HIV).
Presented by John Sanders, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
People with mental illness and/or substance use disorders are disproportionally affected by HIV. They may participate in behaviors that increase risk for contracting and transmitting HIV, such as sharing injection drug equipment or engaging in sexual behaviors that increase HIV risk. This guide addresses the co-occurrence of HIV and mental illness and/or substance use disorders. It reviews effective practices to prevent HIV and, for those with HIV, to increase linkage and retention in care in order to improve health outcomes. This webinar draws from SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series.*
Using an engaging and instructive teaching style, we will discuss fundamental theory and skills. We will also break out into small groups to discuss how to integrate the information into your agency or practice. These webinars are live and interactive. You can ask questions and communicate with the presenter and other participants. Instructor uses high quality professional audio and video equipment to make your experience as smooth as possible.
* The use of SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Resource Guide does not constitute a direct or indirect endorsement by SAMHSA or HHS of the training provided.
· Participants will develop an understanding of the research concerning people with HIV and co-occurring addictive disorders.
· Participants will be able to discuss evidence-based treatment approaches for this population.
· Participants will practice critical thinking skills and discuss how to provide the best services possible to their clients.
We look forward to seeing you there!!