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Online Support Group needs facilitator (LCSW or Psychologist)

Hello Colleagues,

Is anyone interested and/or do you know someone who may be interested in conducting this group for the Laurel Foundation?  a licensed Psychologist would be ok for them as well.

PS:  Even though the position is unpaid, remember it is only one day a month

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We are in need of a California licensed Social Worker, who can volunteer their time once a month (day is flexible) from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM to facilitate a video online support group.  The group is composed of five English-speaking mothers who are either HIV+ or have children who are HIV+.

We are looking for a commitment of one year.  So there would be 12 sessions (summer months and in December we usually do not have a session due to holidays etc.). The Laurel Foundation will do all the backend work (make sure all parents are reminded of the call) and be on call should any issues (technical or otherwise) arise.

Please have anyone who is interested contact Cheria Young (The Laurel Foundation’s Associate Director) at CYoung@Laurel-Foundation.org or call the office at 626-683-0800.

 

Thank you.

Margot Anderson

Founder / CEO

HIV/AIDS changes lives. So does The Laurel Foundation.

The Laurel Foundation

75 South Grand Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91105

Tel.  (626) 683-0800

Fax.  (626) 683-0890

MAnderson@Laurel-Foundation.org

http://www.Laurel-Foundation.org

 

03/17/14: Special Budget Meeting | show up to save HIV prevention funding

Protest HIV Prevention Cuts

https://www.facebook.com/events/308332062647179/

What is happening to HIV prevention in Los Angeles?

I don’t know if you’ve seen this, but a letter was sent out to prevention programs yesterday around 10am. I’ve attached it to the post linked below.

Can you please help get the word out about this ASAP? And if anyone is interested in organizing a community response, please let me know. 

PLEASE READ ALL THE DETAILS HERE: http://hivdatf.org/2014/03/14/prevention-cuts/

HIV Rate Is Four Times Higher Among Mental Health Patients

HIV Rate Is Four Times Higher Among Mental Health Patients

 

People receiving care for mental health problems are four times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population, and many are unaware of their status, revealing a key demographic for targeted HIV screening programs. Publishing their findings in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers provided rapid HIV testing to 1,061 people who sought treatment for depression, psychosis or substance abuse in Philadelphia and Baltimore between January 2009 and August 2011.

A total of 51 people tested positive for HIV. The 4.8 percent prevalence rate is four times higher than the rate for each respective city and about 16 times higher than the U.S. prevalence rate. Thirteen of those who had a positive test result, or 26 percent, were not previously aware they had HIV.  >>> FULL ARTICLE

05/22/14: Coping With Hope “The HIV Care Continuum” SAVE THE DATE

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Upcoming PALS training: “Interpreting For HIV/AIDS Health Care Providers”

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Please JOIN US In the upcoming 40-hour health care Interpreter training

Interpreting For HIV/AIDS  Health Care Providers

This training is FREE and available to all agencies directly funded through DHSP

ABOUT THE TRAINING

Special Service for Groups / PALS for Health, assesses for language proficiency and trains bilingual/bicultural health care providers on the skills of interpreting using the California Statewide Connecting Worlds Training© curriculum. In addition to the Interpreting curriculum, a variety of modules that cover specific HIV social issues and Cultural Competency in the health
care setting are presented.

By joining us for this training, you will ensure that your agency is offering accurate and effective interpretation to its limited English proficient HIV/AIDS patients in a culturally sensitive manner. We encourage you to increase the skills of your bilingual/bicultural staff members serving people living with HIV and AIDS.

 

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02/07/14: Black Love = Safe Love | NBHAAD event in Inglewood

Black Love = Safe Love

Interpreting for HIV/AIDS Health Care Providers | 40-hour health care interpreter training

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DOWNLOAD FLYER & REGISTER HERE

12/13/13: “National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum Initiative”

UCLA AIDS Institute / CFAR Grand Rounds: This monthly lecture series, which is offered by the UCLA CFAR / AIDS Institute, consists of hour-long lunchtime lectures, delivered by invited guests or distinguished members of the Institute faculty, on a broad range of subjects. The aims of the program are to highlight important developments in AIDS-related research, encourage collaborations between UCLA investigators and invited speakers, interest young investigators in AIDS research, and provide information about new findings and new funding opportunities. 

Grant N. Colfax, M.D. 
Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy 
“National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum Initiative”
 
Friday, December 13, 2013
12:00pm to 1:00pm
CHS 23-105 
 
Seminar supported by the Michael Gottlieb fund. 
 
Hosted by the International Health Services and Policy Program Section 

 

  • A light lunch will be served promptly at noon.
  • Admission is free but space is limited.
  • To reserve a seat please click here

 

FYI: The referenced event will be held at:

UCLA Campus at the Center for Health Sciences building (CHS building, in room 23-105). See attached map of location.   There is not a street address.

For directions from the 10 FWY:

  1. West on 10 FWY
  2. North on 405 FWY
  3.  Exit on Wilshire Blvd (heading east)
  4. Turn left on Glendon Ave heading towards UCLA.  Find street parking on either Glendon Ave, Tiverton Drive, or Le Conte Avenue.   You can also pay for parking at PCHS, but there are no parking validations.

For directions from Sunset Blvd:

  1. West on Sunset Blvd
  2. Left on Hilgard Ave
  3. Right onto Le Conte Ave.  Find street parking.

HIV Counselor PERSPECTIVES on HIV Stigma Today now available

from Tom Donohoe:

 

We are pleased to announce the release of the current issue of HIV Counselor PERSPECTIVES on HIV Stigma Today.

Despite our efforts as HIV service providers, stigma remains a significant barrier to HIV testing and treatment, fueling the epidemic. We hope that this issue will support you in your work with clients.

You can access the issue here:
http://www.ucsf-ahp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Perspectives_V21No3_HIV_Stigma_Today.pdf

In addition, we want to let you know about a training that AHP offers through the California State Office of AIDS, called ‘Assessing and Responding to HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination.’ This one-day training is a continuing education course designed for both new and experienced providers. For more information about the training, please contact Karin Hill, the HIV Prevention Training Coordinator at the California State Office of AIDS, at 916.319.9461, or Karin.Hill@cdph.ca.gov.
We are pleased to announce the release of the current issue of HIV Counselor PERSPECTIVES on HIV Stigma Today.

Despite our efforts as HIV service providers, stigma remains a significant barrier to HIV testing and treatment, fueling the epidemic. We hope that this issue will support you in your work with clients.

You can access the issue here:
http://www.ucsf-ahp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Perspectives_V21No3_HIV_Stigma_Today.pdf

In addition, we want to let you know about a training that AHP offers through the California State Office of AIDS, called ‘Assessing and Responding to HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination.’ This one-day training is a continuing education course designed for both new and experienced providers. For more information about the training, please contact Karin Hill, the HIV Prevention Training Coordinator at the California State Office of AIDS, at 916.319.9461, or Karin.Hill@cdph.ca.gov.

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