HIV/AIDS Education Training

Comprehensive training on HIV/AIDS Education

When: Friday April 12th, 2019
Where: MHAI Yellow Rose Building
1441 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Time: 8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Training
Cost: $55 ( ICAADA Member Price )
$75 ( Non-Member Price )
Trainer: L. Michael Bryson, MSW
This six (6) hour training is designed to assist addiction professionals in helping their clients identify “high risk” activities/life styles that may increase the risk of exposure to HIV and/or the risk of transmitting HIV to others. The goal of this training is to improve the ability of addiction professionals in a variety of settings to support individuals in making behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring and/or transmitting HIV as well as other health related conditions such as Hepatitis C. Participants completing the training will receive six (6) CEUs from ICAADA . These CEUs meet credentialing requirements for addiction professionals.
Learning Objectives:
* Recognize the difference in HIV and AIDS
* Understand the importance of health related conditions regarding HIV & AIDS
* Identify “high risk” activities related to substance & alcohol use/abuse and HIV exposure
* Identify appropriate referrals for HIV test/counseling and HIV treatment
* Understand how HIV medications works
* Recognize  harm reduction and traditional addiction treatment approaches for HIV/AIDS
Trainer: L. Michael Bryson, MSW
Mike is the HIV Education &Risk Reduction Coordinator  for the Marion County Health Department and has worked in the HIV field for over 25 years. He also has 15 years of experience in addiction treatment and has provided  addiction and HIV training throughout Indiana.  Mike has received numerous accolades for his HIV work including 1995 Indiana HIV Educator of the Year, 2005 Congressional Salute Award and the 2005 NABSW Spirit of Sankofa Award. He was recently a speaker at the 141st annual American Public Health Association Conference in Boston.
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