Course 1K - Introduction to Effective Harm-Reduction Strategies for Prevention and Treatment of HIV in Persons with Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Disorders
This short Continuing Education course is sponsored online by CEU By Net, LLC. The course content is written and copyrighted by SAMHSA, published in the public domain in 2020 with a forward updated in May 2021. SAMHSA presents current, research-validated strategies for the prevention and treatment of persons who are living with HIV concurrent with SUD and/or Mental Disorders, with an emphasis on HARM REDUCTION. The course materials examine three currently operating community-based programs that utilize emerging and best practices for working with this population and identify the challenges and strategies for implementation.
The three model programs utilize client-centered, harm-reduction approaches in diverse settings that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating persons with concurrent HIV and Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders, as well as prevention of HIV in this vulnerable behavioral health population. The strategies described are part of a comprehensive HIV program.
The programs feature practices to increase uptake and improve adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), syringe exchange programs (SEP), Contingency Management (CM), Patient Navigation (PN), and linkage and retention.
This continuing education course earns 1.75 CEUs for TCBAP-TCB-TAAP and Texas BHEC, California CAADE and CADTP, NAADAC, IC&RC, and Florida Certification Board (FCB), Florida Mental Health Board, and CE Broker. Earns 1.25 credit hours for NBCC and California BBS. EACC 2 PDHs Domain I, III expires June 30, 2024
Based upon these credentials, the course credits are accepted by MOST MENTAL HEALTH and ADDICTION licensing boards nationwide.
This CE course contains Chapter 4 of the larger SAMHSA document entitled 'Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders' -- published by SAMHSA in the public domain in 2020 with a May 2021 forward by Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The document is the result of a collaboration of expert panels of federal, state, and non-governmental participants who provided input for each of the chapters in the document. Panel members include accomplished scientists, researchers, service providers, community administrators, federal and state policymakers, and people with lived experience
The Goals of This Course:
1. Learn the details of three research-validated service delivery models in diverse settings in which HIV can be effectively prevented and treated in persons living with HIV and concurrent SUD and/ or Mental Disorder.
2. Learn the effective approach to encouraging uptake and consistent compliance with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in various populations.
3. Understand the roles of both BIOMEDICAL Intervention and PSYCHOSOCIAL Intervention in the prevention and treatment of HIV in persons with concurrent behavioral health disorders, supporting wellness, employment, and sustained functionality.
4. Learn how Syringe Exchange programs are successfully integrated within communities and the most effective approach to implementation with persons with concurrent behavioral health disorders.
5. Learn the role of Peer Health Navigation (PHN) and Contingency Management (CM) in achieving behavioral and biomedical targets in transgender women of color who are at risk for or have HIV and concurrent behavioral health disorders.
6. Know why it is critical that programs primarily serving people with serious behavioral health disorders assess their clients for HIV risk, conduct HIV testing, and provide integrated HIV prevention and treatment services to address their complex needs.
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