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 www.stdhivtraining.org
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 2001 175 participants Mexico 5 Trainings in Mexico since January 2002 141 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) 570-4380 Bilingual Behavioral Interventions Trainer California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center Long Beach, CA firstname.lastname@example.org Further Information: California STD/HIV Training Center 1947 Center Street, Suite #201 Berkeley, CA 94708 (510) 883-6642 www.stdhivtraining.org