Managing Unconscious Bias

We increase your ability to understand and manage unconscious stereotypes in order to help you build a stronger, more diverse and inclusive organization.

LGBTQQI Sensitivity

Understanding the issues facing LGBTQ youth is essential to the work teachers and health care providers do in helping create a safe space for their students and clients. The primary goal of this webinar is to enhance participants understanding of the challenges and issues facing our LGBTQ youth to be able to better serve their needs.

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Social Determinants of Health and HIV

The successful engagement of those communities most impacted by HIV requires a conscious effort to address health disparities and inequities. This training examines the impact that social determinants of health have on the ability of vulnerable communities to access and engage in services.

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Introduction to Evidence Based Behavioral Models

This introduction covers key terms, the link between core components and fidelity, fidelity requirements for evidence-based program models, assessing community factors, understanding evidence-based intervention, assessing agency capacity, and allowable adaptations to interventions.

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Social Determinants of Health and HIV

This course describes the relationship that social determinants, such as stigma, immigration status, economics, and homophobia, have on health outcomes. We explore strategies to effectively address these social determinants in order to positively impact the continuum of care.

This training is appropriate for anyone, from direct service provider to policy maker, who is interested in working to address health disparities in their service area.

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View this short video introduction to our Social Determinants of Health course. You can learn more by taking the course, or viewing our related videos in the adjoining tabs.

Culture is the blended patterns of human behavior that include “language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of racial, ethnic, religious, or social groups.” Cultural competence is “a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations.” “Competence” in the term cultural competence implies that an individual or organization has the capacity to function effectively “within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.”

– Center for Disease Control and Prevention

“About 1.2 million persons in the United States are infected with HIV. 80% have been diagnosed…only half of those are engaged in care.”
– Centers for Disease Control

Six fundamental sexual health principles guide clients toward a greater understanding of their current relationship with HIV. Linking sexual health principles within HIV services is a collaborative sexual health conversation that defines and supports each person’s personal vision of sexual health.

HIV-positive individuals experience elevated rates of incarceration and elevated rates of HIV are found in incarcerated populations. Dr. Harawa shares information from research by her and others on the unique challenges experienced by incarcerated and post-incarcerated HIV-positive people, in order to assist providers in addressing these challenges.

Despite being engaged in care, many HIV positive women still struggle with stigma, non-disclosure, isolation, depression, addiction and other barriers to health and well-being. Recognizing and addressing the high rates of trauma in this population holds the promise to reframe care and to help HIV-positive women realize their inherent health and power.

Culture is the blended patterns of human behavior that include “language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of racial, ethnic, religious, or social groups.” Cultural competence is “a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations.” “Competence” in the term cultural competence implies that an individual or organization has the capacity to function effectively “within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.”

– Center for Disease Control and Prevention

LGBTQQI Sensitivity

Understanding the issues facing LGBTQ youth is essential to the work teachers and health care providers do in helping create a safe space for their students and clients. This webinar primarily focuses on working with LGBTQ youth in the classroom or foster care settings, however the information extends beyond these areas. The primary goal of this webinar is to enhance participants understanding of the challenges and issues facing our LGBTQ youth in order to better serve their needs.

Objectives:

  • Define terms and concepts related to LGBTQ youth
  • —Identify issues specific to LGBTQ youth
  • —List strategies for working with LGBTQ youth
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