Integrating STI and HIV Prevention into the SBIRT Model
Description: Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adolescents and young adults account for half of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This accounts for about 20 million new sexually transmitted infections in the United States per year. This webinar will discuss high-risk sexual behaviors among adolescents. Statistical data and the latest STIs and HIV trends among adolescents will be shared in the webinar. Information will be shared about barriers and missed opportunities for screening adolescents for sexually transmitted infections and HIV. The integration of the SBIRT Model will be demonstrated in the webinar, to also include Motivational Interviewing. This webinar will also challenge clinicians, practitioners, and counselors to have conversations with their adolescent clients to minimize the stigma of STIs and HIV, to normalize the importance of discussing sex and sexuality, and to motivate clients to use preventive measures to avoid the transmission of STIs and HIV.
As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of discussing sex, sexuality and safer sex practices with their adolescent clients;
- Understand barriers, obstacles, and missed opportunities that may exist for adolescents who are at higher risk of contracting STIs and HIV; and
- Identify ways to screen, conduct brief interventions, and refer high-risk adolescents to appropriate services.
Lisa Connors has served in the HIV field for over 20 years. She has a wide range of experience counseling, mentoring, coaching, and advocating for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and those exposed to other sexually transmitted infections. Ms. Connors has served numerous clients affected by and infected with sexually transmitted infections and HIV. She is a current member and past Co-Chair of the HIV Planning Group for the state of Maryland. Ms. Connors is a College Professor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker. She is a National Certified Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Board Certified Coach, and is Certified in Thanatology [the study of death, dying, and bereavement]. Ms. Connors has a Master of Divinity degree; and Master of Arts degree, respectively. At present, she is a Doctoral Candidate completing her PhD in Psychology.
Moderated by: Christina Drymon, Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago
Continuing Education Credits: This webinar does not offer continuing education credits, but we will provide you with a free certificate of attendance for your records by completing this online application.