Treatment Update and Adherence Trainings
In 2004, CAI held two trainings in Trinidad and Tobago, both focused on HIV treatment update and adherence. The first training targeted peer education staff, and the second was aimed at health care providers. Both trainings were intended to help participants identify and take advantage of multiple opportunities to support treatment adherence, provide support at the initiation of therapy, discuss side effects and their impact on adherence, support clients in using various adherence tools, identify the importance of peer support, and monitor adherence throughout the course of care.
Peer Counseling and Group Facilitation Training for NGOs Involved in the Fight against HIV/AIDS
At the request of National AIDS Program (NAP) of Trinidad and Tobago, CAI developed and implemented a 5-day training on peer counseling and group facilitation for NGOs involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS in 2006. Participants of the Peer Counseling training learned basic counseling and communication skills, as well as how and when to refer clients for mental health, how to set and maintain boundaries, and how to discuss issues and problems faced by PLWHA. The focus of the training on Group Facilitation included the stages of group development, identifying one’s own conflict management style, and group management skills.