CANCELLED: Mpowerment Classroom Training
The Mpowerment Project was developed for young gay and bisexual men (YGBSMSM) of diverse backgrounds ages 18-29. It focuses on increasing HIV testing; decreasing sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive (i.e., prevention with positives), HIV-negative, and YGBMSM who do not know their HIV-status; and distributing condoms and lubricant.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to do the following:
- Describe the guiding principles and core elements of Mpowerment
- Describe how peer influence and community building are implemented in Mpowerment
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Mpowerment Coordinators, Core group and Volunteers who will direct Mpowerment intervention activities
- List and define the components of Mpowerment Formal Outreach and Informal Outreach, Social Events, M-groups and Publicity
- Explain how HIV testing, linkage to medical care, PrEP, and PEP are integrated into other Mpowerment intervention activities
- Demonstrate group facilitation skills for the single-session M-groups and the Positive Living group sessions for HIV positive young MSM
This training is intended for individuals who will be responsible for coordinating the Mpowerment Project at their site. Mpowerment Coordinators should have experience and knowledge around care, treatment, and adherence issues.
Participants are encouraged to learn more about the Mpowerment Project using the following link: http://mpowerment.org/overview/
* Registration for this event is a two-step process. After registering using the link above, you will be directed to complete your registration and prerequisite on CDC TRAIN, if confirmed to attend the training. Confirmation emails will be sent 1-2 days after the pre-registration window closes. No walk-ins will be allowed into the training.
All are welcome to apply to this training. Please note that individuals who work at agencies directly-funded by CDC to implement this intervention are the first priority for acceptance into the training, followed by indirectly-funded agencies and if participant slots are available, other funded agencies. Per CDC guidance, the applicant’s role in implementation is also reviewed in determining acceptance into the training.