Capacity Building Assistance
The Southern AIDS Coalition provides trainings and technical assistance to community-based organizations, government agencies, and healthcare delivery entities across the South. All of our capacity building assistance moves from an initial evaluation to in-person training(s) to ongoing technical assistance (if needed) at no cost to you. Just click a topic below to start the process.
Addressing the Employment Needs of PLHIV
(in partnership with the National Working Positive Coalition)
Too many southerners living with HIV feel trapped in poverty, with limited opportunity to build futures that are economically secure. For some of us, not working allowed us to focus on improving our health and well-being. Now many of us find that getting help to land jobs that we want may be the only way to escape poverty, build financial security, and improve our quality of life. To consider work and plan for employment, however, PLHIV need to know that their housing will be safe and that other needed supports will be reinstated if their attempt to work doesn’t work out. Organizations should play a critical role in helping PLHIV through the National Working Positive Coalition (NWPC), we provide capacity building assistance to organizations to strengthen their ability to help assist PLHIV to identify and achieve self-chosen employment goals.
Stigma and HIV
A stigma-free organization is one in which people living with HIV (PLHIV) and other key populations are treated with respect and compassion and provided with high-quality care. We offer an array of workshops that teach your staff about the issues PLHIV and key populations are facing in organizations, and what might be done to change this situation. These workshops use a participatory approach—one based on discussion, small group activities, case studies, and other participatory methods aimed at making the learning lively and fun.
- Define HIV-related stigma, identify various types of stigma, and explore some common examples.
- Discuss the forms, effects, and causes of stigma in your organization.
- Discuss the adverse impact stigma has on clients seeking services.
Length of Training
0.5 – 1 Day
“Identity, Dynamics, and Strategies”
This training is designed to help move organizations past cultural stereotypes and biases (e.g., based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity) to offer client-centered services with cultural humility. Participants will have a better understanding of identity and diversity as we explore the long history of identity in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
- Introduce and name factors that shape individual identity.
- Share common interpersonal dynamics of identity.
- Describe historical evidence of how the dynamics of identity has shaped our response to HIV/AIDS.
- Examine and acknowledge where interpersonal dynamics of identity continues to impact health care for people living with HIV.
- Define cultural competence and humility.
- Describe the intersectional impact of social determinants of health, identity, and cultural competence on access, use, and trust in health care services.
- Develop tactical strategies for providing culturally responsive and humble care to address HIV health disparities and improve outcomes.
Length of Training
0.5 – 1 Day