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HIV/AIDS INSTRUCTOR COURSES

HIV FUNDAMENTALS INSTRUCTOR

This course is designed to prepare instructors to share facts about HIV and AIDS accurately, sensitively, and non-judgmentally with people from diverse backgrounds and groups. Participants in this training learn to discuss facts related to such sensitive issues as sex, sexuality, drugs, and drug use, and to encourage people to apply the facts about HIV and AIDS to their own behavior. To succesfully complete the instructor training, participants must demonstrate the skills needed to facilitate community sessions effectively, using instructional materials and strategies taught in the course. Successful candidates will score at least 80% on the written test and will achieve a satisfactory rating on a teachback exercise. Course length is 16 hours.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of HIV Facts Practice within 12 months of Instructor Course

 

 

Comments:

"Great course with great, understanding instructors."

AFRICAN AMERICAN HIV/AIDS INSTRUCTOR

The African American HIV/AIDS instructor course contains essentially the same information as the HIV Fundamentals Instructor course, but also provides culturally specific information for instructors planning to work with African American adult and teen audiences. The course focuses on preparing instructors who understand and are sensitive to the unique cultural and psychosocial issues relevant to the African American community. Course length is 24 hours.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of HIV information
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to African American culture
 

 

 

"Diversity of classmates allowed me to interact with a variety of attitudes and backgrounds."

HISPANIC HIV INSTRUCTOR

The Hispanic HIV/AIDS instructor course covers the same information as the HIV Fundamentals Instructor course and also provides culturally specific information and teaching strategies for instructors working with Hispanic populations. Its focus is to prepare instructors who are knowledgeable about the unique cultural and psychosocial issues surrounding HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic community. The course length is 24 hours.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of HIV information
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Hispanic/Latino cultural heritage



"The encouragement and positive feedback were great!"

 

"It is a long course but all the information is necessary. There is nothing I can see to change"

HIV STARTER FACTS

The Starter Facts course is designed to help people develop a factual knowledge base and the skills to separate fact from fiction when dealing with information about HIV and AIDS. Through group exercises and discussion, Starter Facts participants will also learn how to use the American Red Cross HIV/AIDS Facts Book effectively. While it is not an instructor course, Starter Facts helps prepare instructor candidates to take the HIV/AIDS Facts Test. Successful completion of the Facts Test is a prerequisite for entry into the HIV Facts Practice course. Course length is 4 hours.

Prerequisites: None

 

 

"Well taught and enjoyable."

 

HIV FACTS PRACTICE

The Facts Practice course is designed to prepare participants to take the HIV Fundamentals Instructor course. It helps participants develop a common base of knowledge and skills for sharing HIV information with groups. In addition to providing participants with practice answering questions about HIV facts, the course introduces participants to the skills of demonstrating cultural sensitivity and a non-judgmental perspective during education sessions. Course length is 4 hours.

Prerequisites: Score of 80% or better on the written HIV Facts Test

 

 

The least useful part was
"the break - because the instructor was GREAT!"

 

"Wonderful teachers. They made the environment conducive to learning (and fun!!)."

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