Date(s) - 08/09/2018 - 08/10/2018
Chicago Department of Health
ARTAS, or another linkage to care course, is required of all staff conducting surveillance-based services for regional HIV prevention agencies. There is a July 20 deadline to apply for this Aug. 9-10 training.
Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS) is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. ARTAS is based on the Strengths-based Case Management (SBCM) model, which is rooted in Social Cognitive Theory (particularly self-efficacy) and Humanistic Psychology. SBCM is a model that encourages the client to identify and use personal strengths; create goals for himself/herself; and establish an effective, working relationship with the Linkage Coordinator (LC).
Summarize the ARTAS approach
Summarize the key components of the ARTAS client sessions
Demonstrate the skills necessary to complete all the ARTAS client sessions:
– Conduct a strengths assessment
– Create a client session plan using SMART objectives
– Prepare a client for transition, regardless if they linked to care or not
– Debrief after a medical appointment
This training is intended for individuals who will be responsible for conducting the ARTAS sessions with clients, (i.e., Linkage Coordinator). Linkage Coordinators should have experience providing case management or social services. Ideally, participants should include experienced case managers, social workers, and/or HIV test counselors.
Completion of the 2 ARTAS pre-course online modules is required.