Rebecca Levenson, MA, Consultant and Former Senior Policy Analyst, Futures Without Violence
Women and girls who are victims of gender-based violence are four times more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. This on-demand webinar outlines the intersection of gender-based violence and STI/HIV transmission and describes how providers, particularly those in reproductive health settings, can respond to violence and support the safety of their patients through the use of evidence-based educational resources and harm reduction strategies. This approach can include tools such as a new safety card entitled “Sex, Relationships and Getting Tested: Taking control of your health” which was designed for health care settings to help patients recognize how their intimate relationship(s) may impact their health and relative risk of becoming infected with STIs or HIV.
Who should attend?
- Medical Assistants
- Family Planning Counselors
- Counselors, Social Workers + Case Managers
- Health Educators
- Health Center Managers + Directors
After watching this on-demand webinar participants will be able to:
- Describe how intimate partner violence can affect health and treatment outcomes for people living with STIs/HIV
- Describe the intersection between gender based violence and STIs/HIV
- List harm reduction strategies for partner treatment notification
- Describe trauma-informed programming
- Name two strategies for promoting self-care related to trauma-informed workplace practice
Webinar Recording Date: April 13, 2016 / Approximate Run Time: 59 minutes