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YMSM VIBES GROUP CURRICULUM FACILITATORS TRAINING REGISTRATION

WHEN: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, May 1-2, 2012 WHERE: Methodist Medical Center, Executive Board Room, 221 N.E. Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL TIME: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Class will promptly begin at 9:00 AM both days. Participants must attend the entire training to receive VIBES Facilitator Course Certification. PURPOSE: To train group facilitators on the VIBES (Very Informed Brothers Engaged for Survival) curriculum, a group behavioral skills-based intervention for HIV Prevention to young (ages 18-30) African-American MSM. The current curriculum is designed to be presented to African-American YMSM groups in six or seven two-hour sessions. VIBES uses a culturally specific approach that addresses cofactors and barriers to safer behavior with skills-based approaches for dealing with various issues. IDPH-funded subcontractors can use this curriculum with VIBES-trained facilitators. The curriculum is designed for use by experienced group facilitators with HIV and psycho-social skills; the facilitators for VIBES should ideally be African-American MSM, aged appropriately to the participants. NO COST: This training is provided by the IPHA VIBES Training and Implementation Resource Center, through funding by the Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services, and there is no registration cost. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are on your own. QUESTIONS: Contact: Jeffery Erdman, IPHA HIV Prevention Programs Manager, (217) 522-5687, Jerdman@ipha.com, for more information. REGISTRATION: Please complete and fax the attached registration form as soon as possible to Jeffery Erdman at IPHA (217) 522-5689. Registration deadline is April 27, 2012, so dont delay!

YMSM VIBES FACILITATORS TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM (DEADLINE 04/27/12)


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TITLE:____________________________________________________________ PROJECT: AGENCY: ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ PHONE: EMAIL: Office:___________________________ Mobile: _________________

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PREVENTION REGION: __________________________________________________ COUNTIES SERVED BY YOUR PROGRAM: ________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ GROUP FACILITATION EXPERIENCE (years, populations): ____________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Special Needs if any (accessibility accommodations) : ____________________________

FAX THIS COMPLETED FORM BEFORE April 27, 2012 TO: JEFFERY ERDMAN, IPHA (217) 522-5689

TRAINING AGENDA: YMSM VIBES GROUP CURRICULUM FACILITATORS TRAINING


IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the large amount of training material to cover, it will be necessary to observe prompt start times throughout this agenda. Because each training component builds on the previous ones in the agenda, participants must attend the entire training to receive VIBES Facilitator Course Certification. We thank you for your cooperation and hope to provide you with a productive training experience! Tuesday, May 1, 2012 9:00 AM: 9:15 AM: 9:45 AM: 10:15 AM: 10:45 AM: 11:00 AM: 12:30 PM: 1:30 PM: 2:30 PM: 3:30 PM: 4:00 PM: Introductions and Housekeeping Icebreaker Activity Background and Overview of the VIBES Project: Foundations, Research & Development Group Facilitation Skills 15 Minute Break VIBES Curriculum, Session 1: Holistic Health & Hygiene Lunch 1 hour (On Your Own). VIBES Curriculum, Session 2: Racism, HIV, and HIV 101 VIBES Curriculum, Session 3: Structural Demands & Behavioral SelfManagement (Skills Building: Decision-Making). Questions, processing parking lot items End of Day One

TRAINING AGENDA: YMSM VIBES GROUP CURRICULUM FACILITATORS TRAINING


Wednesday, May 2, 2012 9:00 AM: 9:30 AM: Review of Day One VIBES Curriculum, Session 4: Racism & Homophobia; Condom Use & Negotiation Coping Skills (Skills Building: Condom Use, Condom Negotiation & Risk Reduction). 15-minute Break VIBES Curriculum, Session 5: Faith & Spirituality. (Skills Building: Social Competency Skills Condom Negotiation & Risk Reduction Roles Plays, continued. Goal-Setting & Life Planning Activity). Lunch 1 hour (On Your Own) VIBES Curriculum, Session 6: A New Respect for Myself: An Assertiveness Training. (Skills Building: Assertiveness Activity; Goal-Setting Activity; Participant Presentations). 15-minute Break Preparing for VIBES Program Implementation Supplementing the VIBES Curriculum materials for local use Community Assessment Recruitment, Marketing, Budgeting 3:00 PM: 3:30 PM: 4:00 PM: Questions, processing parking lot items Wrap-up, Evaluations End of Day Two, Graduation: VIBES Facilitator Training Completed!

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Congratulations!