DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR HIV SERVICE DELIVERY
 
DATE:  October 10, 2017  - October 11, 2017
TIME:  9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM
DESCRIPTION:  Working in the field of HIV prevention and care service delivery provides practitioners with a unique opportunity for early intervention with clients living with HIV or at risk for HIV. Often these clients will bring up a number of behavioral and health concerns that need to be skillfully addressed in order to reduce their risk for HIV. This two-day workshop provides participants the opportunity to develop and practice communication skills essential for having effective and efficient change conversations. The skills and strategies used are derived from the evidence-based practice of motivational interviewing. An emphasis will be placed on establishing a person-centered relational foundation with a client through effective listening and reflection.

Objectives:
  • Describe key concepts for effective conversations
  • Be able to identify the core skills of asking, listening and informing and how they are effectively used in conversations about behavior change.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of fidelity of these skills in change conversations and practice fundamental communication concepts and skills related to HIV prevention and risk reduction for clients seeking HIV testing and prevention services.
  • Develop a plan for integrating skills into routine practice.
Audience:
Staff and Managers of agencies funded by the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program or permission of instructor.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Megan Reading 608-265-4551 or email megan.reading@wisc.edu. Requests are confidential.
SPONSOR:  WI AIDS/HIV Program & Wisconsin HIV/AIDS Training System
EVENT TYPE:  Training
TRAINING MODE:  Face to Face
PRE-REQUISITES:  HIV: Basic Facts
LOCATION:  UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
PARKING INFORMATION:  Information on directions and parking can be found on their website. Note that there is a $6 fee to park in the Shops of Grand Avenue parking structure. You must bring your parking gate ticket in for validation at the 7th floor reception desk.
LUNCH:  Lunch will be provided both days.
MEETING WEBSITE:  UWM School of Continuing Education
LODGING NOTE: A block of rooms has been setup at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown located at 611 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203. Click here to reserve a room online or call 414-273-2950, refer to Dept of Health Services to get a rate of $119. Participant is responsible for the room cost. The block of rooms expires on Monday, September 11.
REGISTRATION PROCESS:  Please register for this training online via this website
REGISTRATION BEGINS:  8/9/2017
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  10/3/2017
REGISTRATION PAGE:  Register
CONTACT PERSON:  Megan Reading
CONTACT PHONE:  (608) 265-4551
CONTACT EMAIL:  megan.reading@wisc.edu
 
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