Maine DOE offers HIV prevention educator trainings

Two HIV prevention educator trainings are scheduled in December as a result of funding provided by the passage of LD1699.

The High Risk Adolescent Prevention Training is a two-day training scheduled for Dec. 3-4 at the Martindale Country Club in Auburn. This training is designed to help alternative educators acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to provide young people with the ability to assess and reduce their risks in a variety of situations. Participants will receive a comprehensive manual as well as other resources that focus on the model of positive youth development. Registration is free and should be completed here by the Nov. 24 deadline. Partners in Prevention: Sexuality Education for Students with Special Needs Training is a one-day training scheduled for Dec. 8 at the Martindale Country Club in Auburn. This training is designed to provide strategies for schools or agencies to improve sexuality education for students with special needs. The day will explore strengthening collaboration and communication, provide strategies for modifying classroom activities and provide modeling of special needs curriculum activities. Registration is free and should be completed here by the Dec. 1 deadline.

For further information about the trainings or technical assistance, please contact the Maine DOE’s Jean Zimmerman at jean.zimmerman@maine.gov or 624-6687.