Presentation on theme: "Developing STD/HIV Training Capacity Among Spanish Speaking Community Prevention Providers Presenter: Alberto Pérez Co-Authors: Jasmin Delgado, MPH; Amy."— Presentation transcript:
Developing STD/HIV Training Capacity Among Spanish Speaking Community Prevention Providers Presenter: Alberto Pérez Co-Authors: Jasmin Delgado, MPH; Amy V. Smith, MPH; Alice Gandelman, MPH National STD Conference Philadelphia, PA March 8 th, 2004
Background Requests for California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (STD Overview for Non- clinicians in Spanish) Bilingual staff experienced in working with monolingual Spanish speaking clients gave insight into community needs. January 2001, work plan was prepared.
Learning Objectives for STD Overview Goal: Participants will be able to successfully integrate STD risk-reduction into teaching or counseling about sexual and reproductive health. Objectives: By the end of the training participants will be able to: Describe common STDs and their symptoms; Summarize STD trends locally and nationally; Describe the relationships between HIV and other STDs;
(Objectives, continued …) Describe which behaviors are high-risk for STD transmission; Explain how some methods of STD risk reduction may differ from that of pregnancy and sexually transmitted HIV; Describe the negative effects of STD infections – especially for women and newborns; Provide clear and simple risk-reduction messages about STDs to clients/students at sexual risk for pregnancy and HIV.
Resumen de Enfermedades Transmitidas Sexualmente: Dándole Un Sabor Latino Interactive games Learning activities addressing cultural myths & values associated with them Setting a tone with music & icons
Training Sessions California 10 trainings since November participants Mexico 5 Trainings in Mexico since January participants
Who Participated? (Total = 316) # % Health Educators67 (21) Counselors, Soc Workers & Case Mgrs63 (20) No Response50 (16) Other37 (12) Nursing Personnel25 (08) Physicians & Physician Assistants24 (08) Drug & Alcohol Counselors12 (04) Administrators12 (04) Community Health Outreach Workers 9 ( 03)
First Pilot Course (Fresno, CA, November, 2001) Training Participants with Trainers Alberto Pérez and Norma Martínez-Rubin
First Training in Mexico (Tijuana, January, 2002) Training Participants
Future Direction Continue local courses in California & Mexico Continue to update the course with current data and new information Training of Trainers to increase local capacity
How To Contact Us Alberto Pérez (562) Bilingual Behavioral Interventions Trainer California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center Long Beach, CA Further Information: California STD/HIV Training Center 1947 Center Street, Suite #201 Berkeley, CA (510)