Over 30,000 Minnesotans are living with a chronic hepatitis C infection, a blood-borne disease that impacts the liver. As substance use is identified as a high risk behavior for acquiring hepatitis C, it is critical for professionals in the chemical health field to understand how this disease can impact clients.
This training will provide:
- Information about hepatitis C transmission, prevention, disease progression, and treatment options.
- Counseling practices that educate, support, and motivate clients going through hepatitis C screening and treatment.
- Strategies for addressing relapse, building support systems, providing effective case management, and incorporating the needs of people living with hepatitis C into substance abuse treatment planning.
- Instruction on access to local resources for hepatitis C testing and medical care.
Training Length: 4 hours
Continuing Education Credits: Approved for 4 continuing education units by the MN Board of Social Work, MN Board of Nursing, and MN Board of Behavioral Health Therapy (for LADC's).
Cost: Individual Rate: $75.00 Student Rate: $60.00
When & Where
MN AIDS Project
Our mission is to lead Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services. Founded in 1983 as a statewide nonprofit agency, the Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a Minnesota where new HIV infections are eliminated and individuals living with HIV live long, healthy lives.