This training will cover the incidence of substance use disorders (from the Surgeon General’s Report in 2016), definition and background of substance use disorders (SUD), definition of stigma and how stigma affects person with SUD and why language matters. Attendees will understand the prevalence of SUD, will be able to define SUD and stigma, verbalize how stigma affects persons with SUD and why language matters when talking about SUDs.
About the Presenter:
Leroy Garcia, Jr. is a Peer Recovery Support Specialist at SACADA. He has recovered through body, mind and spirit. Leroy believes all three are important and must be balanced for one’s journey to be joyous, happy and free. Through running, he keeps himself accountable and sets goals which give him the self-belief that he can do things that are great one mile at a time.
Cynthia Bailey began working with SACADA on November 1, 2018. It is Cynthia’s lived experience with substance use disorder, adoption and trauma that helps her to connect with the women she mentors. She enjoys working with women to help restore their lives and learn to live free from substances. She has an associate degree in Human Services, sponsors women in Alcoholics Anonymous and is involved with women in Next Right Step, a sober living environment on the Haven for Hope Campus.
3 General CEHs
Medical Director, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Prevention Education Coordinator, San Antonio AIDS Foundation
Center for Health Care Services
This workshop will establish and develop a basic understanding of HIV/AIDS information and develop skills to effectively share information to the community, peers and clients. We are at a pivotal moment in the fight against HIV. We now have the tools to stop HIV in its tracks, yet we are making little progress with the most vulnerable people in our society – and we are seeing rising infections in youth. Also, we will review the stigmatizing language clients have experienced and discuss the impact of stigma on the life of infected and affected people.
About the Presenter:
Junda Woo, M.D., MPH serves as the Medical Director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. Dr. Woo is a member of the End Stigma End HIV Alliance and spearheads the city county Fast-Track Cities initiative to end new HIV infections by 2030. Enrique Flores, LMSW, LCDC works for the Center for Health Care Services and has worked in social services for more than 18 years, specifically 4 years with HIV Services. Vanessa Zuniga is the Prevention Education Coordinator for the San Antonio Aids Foundation. She has over 16 years of experience working in HIV Prevention and Education.
3 HIV/AIDS CEHs
We offer students a discount of $10.00 off per session with proof of valid student ID. In order to receive the student discount, participants must pay at the registration table on the day of the workshop showing proof of their current student ID.