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Online Event

Understanding HIV and AIDS Risks, Prevention, Symptoms, and Strategies for System Involved Youth and Families

This course provided by Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, meets the qualifications for (7) BBS CE Hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Understanding HIV and AIDS Risks, Prevention, Symptoms, and Strategies for System Involved Youth and Families
Understanding HIV and AIDS Risks, Prevention, Symptoms, and Strategies for System Involved Youth and Families

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen

Training Description

A little over 20% of new HIV diagnoses in the US and dependent areas were among youth. In order to help prevent HIV infection in system involved youth, those that support them need to understand risk factors, prevention strategies and how to teach this information to system involved youth and their families. HIV+ system involved youth and their families need support to manage the medical and psychosocial issues they face. In this class we will focus on prevention, signs and symptoms, testing, stages of infection, legal issues, social and cultural issues, preparing youth for loss of a parent from HIV, mental health issues and resources. This course meets the pre-licensure requirements for HIV/AIDS 7 hours, for individuals applying for a license with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. This class includes lecture, video and interactive activities. Participants must be present with their camera on and prepared to participate in the class activities.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

· Identify 3 strategies for preventing HIV infection, 4 signs or symptoms of HIV infection, and 3 stages of HIV infection;

· Explain 2 social and 2 cultural issues related to HIV infection; and

· Identify at least 3 mental health issues related to having or knowing someone with HIV.

Agenda

9:00 - 9:15am  Intro and Logistics

9:15 - 9:30am  History of HIV - video

9:30 - 9:45am  History of HIV – milestones and recent history

9:45 - 10:00am  Demographics – global data, data by age, gender, income

10:00 - 10:15am  Demographics – race/ethnicity, IV drug users, sex workers

10:15 - 10:30am  Prevention – routes of transmission

10:30 - 10:45am  Prevention – strategies for prevention

10:45 - 11:00am  Break (No CE hours will be offered for this time)

11:00 - 11:15am  Testing – types and how to access them

11:15 - 11:30am  Signs and Symptoms - video

11:30 - 11:45am  Signs and Symptoms – stages of infection

11:45am - 12:00pm  Social and Cultural Issues – race, socioeconomic status

12:00 - 12:15pm  Social and Cultural Issues – gender, stigma, discrimination

12:15 - 12:30pm  Legal issues – HIV testing, privacy &   confidentiality, criminalization

12:30 - 12:45pm  Legal issues – discrimination, needle and syringe   exchange,

12:45 - 1:00pm  Legal issues – comprehensive sexual education

1:00 - 1:30pm Lunch (No CE hours will be offered for this time)

1:30 - 1:45pm  Mental Health Issues.- Stigma

1:45 - 2:00pm  Mental Health Issues.- Dual Diagnoses

2:00 - 2:15pm  Mental Health Issues.- Impact of HIV on mental health

2:15 - 2:30pm  Mental Health Issues.- Youth

2:30 - 2:45pm  Mental Health Issues.- treatment strategies –   individual

2:45 - 3:00pm  Mental Health Issues.- treatment strategies - group

3:00 - 3:15pm  Break (No CE hours will be offered for this time)

3:15 - 3:30pm  Mental Health Issues.- terminally ill

3:30 - 3:45pm  Mental Health Issues.- family members with HIV

3:45 - 4:00pm  Mental Health Issues.- preparing children for death of family member

4:00 - 4:15pm  Case Vignettes small groups

4:15 - 4:30pm  Case vignettes report back

4:45 - 5:00pm  Questions & Answers – Wrap-up

Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. Prior to graduate school Rachel worked in women’s and reproductive health as a patient advocate and health educator and she wrote her master’s thesis on social worker’s knowledge and attitudes regarding HIV.  She has taught courses in HIV, human sexuality, DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies.

This course meets the qualifications for (7.0) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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