Workshop Topics Include:
Research has shown that housing is a key structural intervention in preventing the transmission of HIV and ending the epidemic. Housing sessions will focus on housing as healthcare, housing programs and assistance, and provide an overall look at how housing improves health outcomes.
Sexual health plays an important role in the fight against HIV/AIDS. These sessions will focus on talking with clients about sexual health, risk behaviors, harm reduction, awareness, and testing.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide a panel discussion on the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (VAWA/HOPWA) Project Demonstration Grants featuring representatives from HUD, DOJ, and grantee organizations.
People Living with HIV
These workshops will offer a variety of sessions focusing on the different needs and issues that impact the HIV community. These sessions will cover mental health, substance abuse, incarceration, high risk behaviors, stigma, and trauma. Several sessions will focus on youth living with HIV. A session will also be offered for consumers to network and support other consumers.
Prevention sessions will focus on communication among partners, access to care, and look at biomedical and structural prevention.
As social workers it is important for us to practice self care to continue providing the services necessary for our clients. These sessions will focus on how to care for ourselves and creative problem solving.
Research is vital in determining the needs of the HIV community and the best interventions to address those needs. Research will be intertwined in sessions throughout the conference. However, specific research sessions will focus on past, present, and future HIV research.
Clinical sessions will focus on training, documentation, ethics, and practices.
These sessions will focus on how to grow your organization, sustainability, and the future of non-profits.
These sessions will focus on best practices and interventions in HIV/AIDS including conversations on social determinants, support groups, case management, and housing.
*Abstract submissions have closed for the 2017 conference.