The intersections between HIV and gender based violence are critical to address when trying to enhance both violence and HIV prevention efforts, and to improve health outcomes for survivors. Experiences of childhood and adulthood abuse are now recognized as risk factors for acquiring HIV and barriers to optimal engagement in and retention in HIV healthcare. Because trauma and PTSD are known to predict poorer HIV-related health outcomes, culturally-responsive interventions that effectively address the intersections of violence, connected forms of structural oppression, and HIV must be considered an integral component of HIV healthcare and domestic and sexual violence service provision.
This virtual training is designed for teams of HIV care providers and domestic and sexual violence advocates to learn the CUES intervention and get support implementing the approach in their communities. This training will require a total of 7 hours over the course of one month and is comprised of four main components:
- Pre-recorded sessions on IPV 101, the intersections between HIV and IPV, the health effects of IPV and a primer on the CUES methodology for IPV prevention and response
- Live 3 hour training on March 10, 2021 to discuss concepts and practice key strategies from the pre-recorded sessions
- A podcast series, Expanding the Continuum, addressing the nuances of HIV care for survivors.
- Follow up office hours to provide technical assistance for implementation in your communities.
- Option to stay engaged in an on-going field building community