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First Responders HIV Education and Training Series: Navigating HIV, Mental Health & Substance Use as a First Responder


In collaboration with the MidAltlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC) and STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins, there is an opportunity to attend a virtual First Responders series. This event explores the ways in which Trauma specific to an HIV diagnosis and Treatment can intersect with historic personal trauma to create a unique experience for those living with HIV.  First Responders will be offered practical information and strategies re: how to best support clients with this complex trauma experience.


  1. Relay the ways in which HIV diagnoses and treatment may leave a trauma legacy for clients pursuing Behavioral and Medical Health Care

  2. Summarize the considerations that First Responders working with people living with HIV need to hold be effective interventionists

  3. Recite at least 5 strategies to increase effective support to people living with HIV related to their health and well-being despite a trauma history


The training is designed for EMS and first responders in Pennsylvania. Interested EMS workers in other states are also welcome to attend but will only be able to receive a certificate of attendance.


picLaura Hinds, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with experience in medical, behavioral, and mental health settings. Laura has had the pleasure of working with high-acuity special needs populations and their providers for over 22 years. An alumna and instructor at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice for 13 years, and Bryn Mawr’s School of Social Work and Social Research for the past 4 years, Laura has supported the learning and education of new social workers, veterans in the field, and their interdisciplinary partners. With a focus on trauma, human and gender development, racial equity, and crisis intervention Laura supports special needs populations and those who serve them.     







Starts: Dec. 14, 2023 2:00 pm
Ends: Dec. 14, 2023 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline
December 14, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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