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Hep C Prevention with Young People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) @ The LGBT Center
October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
This one-day training will explore Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention for young (18-29 years) people who inject drugs (PWID) in both urban and non-urban settings. The training will emphasize the link between viral hepatitis infection, prescription opioid misuse, and the potential for transition to heroin. Through interactive skills building activities, participants will identify strategies for effective and culturally competent engagement and intervention with youth who inject drugs.
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the scope of HCV infection in young PWIDs;
- Explain the association between the emerging epidemic of HCV infections among young persons and the prescription drug epidemic;
- Identify factors impacting young PWIDs’ vulnerability to HCV infection;
- Identify the principles of youth-centered, harm reduction-oriented service provision;
- Formulate effective prevention messages that address young PWIDs’ risk behaviors related to drug use; and
- Identify strategies for HCV prevention, care and treatment for young PWID.
Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers.
Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or basic training on HIV, hepatitis C and substance use.
Training Center: The Center for Public Health Education
Training Location: The LGBT Center | 208 W 15th St. New York, NY 10011, Room 310
Instructor: Debi Brown
Register here.Tags: Drug Use Hep C Training