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Effective Behavioral Intervention Course Descriptions







ARTAS (ART-902)

Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS) is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. ARTAS is based on the Strengths-based Case Management (SBCM) model, which is rooted in Social Cognitive Theory (particularly self-efficacy) and Humanistic Psychology. SBCM is a model that encourages the client to identify and use personal strengths; create goals for himself/herself; and establish an effective, working relationship with the Linkage Coordinator (LC). The target population for ARTAS is any individual who is recently diagnosed with HIV, typically defined as within 6-12 months, and willing to participate in the intervention.



Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • HIV Disease:  The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  • HIV Counseling and Testing (CSG-218)
  2 Days




CLEAR (CRC-719)

CLEAR

Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results! (CLEAR) is a client-centered program delivered one-on-one using cognitive behavioral techniques intended to change HIV sexual risk behavior.  CLEAR is an evidence-based, health promotion intervention intended for males and females over the age of 16 who are living with HIV/AIDS and high-risk HIV-negative individuals.  CLEAR consists of 5 core skill sessions, 21 menu sessions, and a wrap-up session that enables prevention counselors to specifically tailor the intervention to address the unique needs of each client.  This course is mandatory for individual who will be implementing CLEAR or supervisors who will be monitoring staff in the implementation of CLEAR.



Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • Must be on employer’s DHSTS Attachment C
  • HIV Disease:  The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  4 Days




CONNECT (CON-123)

CONNECT is a six session, relationship-based intervention that teaches couples techniques and skills to enhance the quality of their relationship, communication, and shared commitment to safer behaviors. The program is based on the AIDS Risk Reduction Model, which organizes behavior change into three phases-recognizes risk, commit to change, and act on strategies-and on the Ecological Perspective which empasizes the personal, relational, and societal influences on behavior. CONNECT integrates techniques commonly used in family therapy, which will allow couples to work together to solve shared problems.



Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  4 Days




Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHC-201)

Couples HIV Testing and Counseling training builds on the existing skills of individual HIV testing and counseling providers, and equips them with the skills to conduct Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC) services following the CHTC protocol. CHTC occurs when two or more persons who are in - or are planning to be in - a sexual relationship, receive all elements of HIV testing and counseling together in order to facilitate disclosure of results between partners and develop a prevention plan that is specific to the couple, their relationship, and their serostatus. Participants in this training course will learn communication skills for working with couples, will practice skills for easing tension and diffusing blame, and will learn how to address risk issues using abstract language and with a focus on the present and the future. Participants will also learn how to talk about HIV discordance (when one partner is HIV positive and one partner is HIV negative), and will practice delivering a CHTC session via role plays and interactive exercises. Prior to attending the 2-day in-person training, participants will be expected to complete a 2.5 hour pre-training e-learning module.



Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • HIV Disease: The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  • HIV Counseling and Testing (CSG-218)
  2 Days



Healthy Relationships (HRT-714)

Healthy Relationships is a five-session, small-group intervention for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. It is based on Social Cognitive Theory and focuses on developing skills and building self-efficacy and positive expectations about new behaviors through modeling behaviors and practicing new skills. This course is mandatory for individuals who will be facilitating Healthy Relationships or supervisors who will be monitoring staff in the facilitation of Healthy Relationships.




Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • Must be on employer's DHSTS Attachment C
  • HIV Disease: The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  • Effective Facilitation Skills for Group-Level Sessions (EFS-716)
  4 Days




Holistic Health Recovery Program (HRP-902)

The Holistic Health Recovery Program (HHRP) is a 12-session, manual-guided, group-level program for HIV-positive and HIV-negative injection drug users. The primary goals of HHRP are health promotion and improved quality of life. More specific goals are abstinence from illicit drug use or from sexual risk behaviors; reduced drug use; reduced risk for HIV transmission; and improved medical, psychological, and social functioning. HHRP is based on the Information-Motivational-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model of HIV prevention behavioral change.



Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • Must be on employer's DHSTS Attachment C
  • HIV Disease: The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  • Effective Facilitation Skills for Group-Level Sessions (EFS-716)
  3 Days




Many Men, Many Voices (MMV-706)

Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is an effective behavioral intervention developed to assist gay and bisexual Black men and men of color reduce their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. 3MV utilizes behavioral skills practice, group discussions, role play, and lectures in highly interactive sessions.



Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • Must be on employer's DHSTS Attachment C
  • HIV Disease: The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  • Effective Facilitation Skills for Group-Level Sessions (EFS-716)
  3 Days




RESPECT (CRC-718)

RESPECT

RESPECT is an individual-level, client-focused, HIV prevention intervention utilizing “teachable moments” to enhance a client’s perception of their risk and level of concern for HIV infection.  Consisting of two interactive counseling sessions, RESPECT allows a counselor to help the client identify triggers, circumstances, and patterns of risk-taking behavior, to increase perception of susceptibility.  This course is mandatory for individual who will be implementing RESPECT or supervisors who will be monitoring staff in the implementation of RESPECT.



Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • Must be on employer’s DHSTS Attachment C
  • HIV Disease:  The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  2 Days




SISTA (SIT-709)

Sisters Informing Sisters About Topics on AIDS (SISTA) is a group-level, gender- and culturally- relevant intervention, designed to increase condom use with African American women. Five peer-led group sessions are conducted that focus on ethnic and gender pride, HIV knowledge, and skills training around sexual risk reduction behaviors and decision making. This course is mandatory for individuals who will be facilitating SISTA or supervisors who will be monitoring staff in the facilitation of SISTA.


Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • Must be on employer's DHSTS Attachment C
  • HIV Disease: The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  • Effective Facilitation Skills for Group-Level Sessions (EFS-716)
  4 Days




SISTA Supervisors Training E-Course (SIT-910)

Sisters Informing Sisters About Topics on AIDS (SISTA) Supervisors Training E-Course provides an overview of the SISTA intervention as well as reviews the forms and procedures necessary to complete the SISTA intervention with fidelity to the model. State Standards for SISTA are introduced and explained as well.



Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • Must be on employer's DHSTS Attachment C
 



Voices/Voces (VVT-710)

A group-level, single session video-based intervention designed to increase condom use among heterosexual African American and Latino men and women who visit STD clinics. Clients attending Voices/Voces sessions are grouped by gender and ethnicity, and view an English or Spanish video on HIV risk behaviors and condom use and take part in a facilitated discussion.


Pre-Requisite:   Duration:
  • DHSTS Grantee
  • Must be on employer's DHSTS Attachment C
  • HIV Disease: The Basic Facts E-Course (CSG-214)
  • Client-Centered Counseling (CSG-215)
  • Risk Reduction Counseling (CSG-217)
  • Effective Facilitation Skills for Group-Level Sessions (EFS-716)
  2 Days
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