National Training for Transgender Women of Color Living with HIV

The BLOC will hold a 3-day National Training for Transgender Women of Color Living with HIV in conjunction with the National HIV PrEP Summit.  Participants will receive scholarships that cover registration, hotel, travel and per diem.  The training is December 3-7, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

Positively Trans will be the lead agency.  Participants will attend the PrEP Summit following by a three days National Training.  Topics to be covered may include culturally relevant leadership theory; Education about the RWHAP; Challenges of HIV stigma; Health and science literacy; Navigating the health care system; and other topics relating to intersectional identities and HIV within communities of color.

Regional Trainings for People of Color Living with HIV

The BLOC will hold Regional Trainings as 3-day trainings in March, April, and May of 2017.  Final sites are to be determined.  Participants will receive scholarships that cover hotel, travel and per diem.  Like the National Training, the Regional Trainings will follow the Denver Principles. BLOC partners T+, the HIV Caucus, and PWN-USA will join NMAC as the lead agencies. This is about peer-to-peer learning – we believe that participants want to learn from people who share their life’s experiences and values, and from peers who understand the stigma and discrimination that people of color living with HIV face on a daily basis.

Train the Trainer (TOT)

The BLOC will hold a TOT in Fall/Winter 2017.  Participation is limited to graduates from the National and/or Regional Trainings who successfully apply for the TOT.  Participants will receive scholarships that cover registration, hotel, travel and per diem for 4 days for the pot TOT training.  Applicants will need to identify co-trainers from their local health departments, planning councils, community based organizations, and other local partner agencies. The teams are comprised of two people, known as dyads. These dyads will be schooled on the project curricula so they can go back and train POCLWH in their communities. The BLOC will support the implementation of these regional trainings from TOT participants. Each dyad will conduct two regional trainings per year.

The TOT builds on the National and Regional Trainings. We will have developed tools and resources that participants will be able to take home to effectively engage local communities.

For all three sets of trainings, NMAC will support all the selected leaders with their hotel, travel and per diem