Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment for Clinicians and Psychosocial Providers in Jamaica

Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment
for Clinicians and Psychosocial
Providers in Jamaica

Welcome to the online course Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment for Clinicians and Psychosocial Providers in Jamaica. This comprehensive and self-paced course is designed to equip clinicians and psychosocial providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective care and support to adolescents living with HIV.

Introduction: Adolescence is a critical stage of development, and it presents unique challenges for individuals living with HIV. This course aims to enhance your understanding of adolescent HIV care and treatment, as well as equip you with essential skills in providing youth-friendly services.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the unique nature of adolescence and the importance of youth-friendly services in HIV care.
  • Provide comprehensive clinical care to adolescents living with HIV.
  • Recognize and address the intersection between HIV and mental illness in adolescents.
  • Implement strategies to support adolescents’ retention in and adherence to HIV care and treatment.
  • Deliver sexual and reproductive health services tailored to the needs of adolescents.
  • Provide family planning and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services for adolescents.
  • Communicate effectively and provide counseling to adolescents.
  • Offer psychosocial support services that meet the specific needs of adolescents.
  • Understand and address nutrition considerations in HIV care for adolescents.

Target Audiences: This course is suitable for:

  • Clinicians, including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals working with adolescents in HIV care and treatment.
  • Psychosocial providers, including social workers, counselors, and psychologists, involved in supporting adolescents living with HIV.
  • Public health practitioners and program managers focused on adolescent HIV care and treatment.
  • Educators and curriculum developers interested in enhancing their knowledge in this field.

Modules: This course consists of the following modules, to be completed in a linear order:

  1. Module 1: The Nature of Adolescence and Provision of Youth-Friendly Services
  2. Module 2: Clinical Care for Adolescents Living with HIV
  3. Module 3: Adolescents, HIV, and Mental Illness
  4. Module 4: Supporting Adolescents’ Retention in and Adherence to HIV Care and Treatment
  5. Module 5: Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents
  6. Module 6: Family Planning and PMTCT Services for Adolescents
  7. Module 7: Communicating with and Counselling Adolescents
  8. Module 8: Providing Psychosocial Support Services for Adolescents
  9. Module 9: Nutrition Considerations for Adolescents

Course Format:

  • Asynchronous and self-paced online learning.
  • Accessible via any computer or mobile device.
  • Engaging multimedia content, including videos, case studies, and interactive activities.
  • Quizzes and assessments to reinforce learning and assess knowledge.
  • Discussion forums for collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Certification: Upon successful completion of the course and all module assessments, participants will receive a certificate of achievement, recognizing their dedication to improving adolescent HIV care and treatment in Jamaica.

Enrol now and empower yourself with the skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive care and support to adolescents living with HIV in Jamaica!

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