Living Positive Workshop
The Living Positive Workshop is a two-day workshop designed for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who wish to better manage their HIV health care. A combination of information, skills building and peer mentorship (if desired) offer a unique opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, fun and confidential setting. Person who have recently been diagnosed HIV+, as well as anyone wanting to better manage their HIV health care will find the training especially helpful. All trainers are HIV+ (peers).
- Basics of HIV health care
- Understanding Lab work
- Working effectively with health care providers
- Understanding HIV medications
- Nutrition, Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Living with HIV and other conditions
2012 - Workshop Schedule *
- March 17 & 24 - Pueblo Colorado - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- May 11 & 12 - Walsenburg, Colorado
- August 3 & 4 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
- October 19 & 20 - Canon City Colorado
- * Check with a case manger to confirm workshop availability
General Workshop Information
- Anyone HIV+ are invited to attend workshops (Need not be clients of S-CAP). All individuals must provide proof of HIV status and complete a confidentiality form.
- A completed application is required to reserve a space
- Lunches are provided
- Limited Transportation assistance is available in special cases, contact a case manager for additional information.
Peer Mentor Program
The Peer Mentor Program is available for individuals living with HIV who would like to have a mentor (an individual living with HIV who has been certified through trainings*) to help with HIV care and treatment management and questions.
* The mentor has been certified through training requirements of the Living Positive Workshop and Peer Mentor Workshop.
Peer Mentor Workshop is a two-day program. At the end of the program participants will be able to:
- Describe important characteristics, roles and task of S-CAP mentors
- Use communication skills to build trust and rapport
- Respond appropriately to questions from mentees
- List expectations and boundaries of S-CAP mentors
- Follow basic steps for responding to an individual in crisis.
Social opportunities are open to all person infected or affected by HIV. The group typically hosts a "pot luck" meal along with each event. Previous activities have included picnics and outings to the Royal Gorge, Red Rocks, Pueblo River Walk.
Upcoming activities *
- * Check with the Pueblo or Colorado Springs office for carpooling information.