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Educating Service Providers about STBBIs and Stigma

March 27, 2017 Windsor-Essex County United Way, Windsor, ON 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

As part of your work, do you educate or train health and social service providers on issues related to sexual health, harm reduction and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs)?

If yes, you are invited to participate in a FREE one day training session in Windsor on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 9:00-4:00pm to learn more about educating and training service providers on the reduction of STBBI-related stigma and discrimination. The session will be held at the Windsor-Essex County United Way in the Boardroom (300 Giles Boulevard East, Unit A1, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4C4).

Lunch and refreshments provided!

In April 2014, with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) launched the project Engaging health professionals to decrease stigma and discrimination and improve STBBI prevention. As part of this project, CPHA partnered with the Calgary Sexual Health Centre (CSHC) to develop the content for three workshops that aim to build the capacity of health and social service professionals, as well as the organizations in which they work, to deliver safer and more respectful sexual health, harm reduction and STBBI-related services. These workshops were founded on adult education and workplace learning principles as well as promising practices in sexual health and harm reduction. The workshops were pilot tested at several sites across the country throughout 2015 and 2016 and finalized based on evaluation findings. A description of the workshops is attached.

During this FREE one-day session, you will learn how to integrate the content from these three workshops into your education and training of health and social service providers in your community. More specifically, you will learn more about educating and training service providers about the reduction of STBBI-related stigma within health and social service settings.

Further, you will be provided with all of the content from these workshops, including facilitation manuals, presentation slides, participant workbooks, and evaluation survey tools to use in your own training. Your participation in this session will also provide you with an opportunity to network with other adult educators in your community

If you are interested in attending this session, please connect with Rachel MacLean (rmaclean@cpha.ca or 613-725-3769 ext.167) to confirm your attendance and to indicate if you have any dietary requirements.

Please see this document for further details on the workshops.