Stephen Malloy Presentation date 02/04/09 HCV Prevention Project Delivery of project in the first Six months
Flexible and adaptable to accommodate workforce availability, recognising demands that exist for this workforce
Responsive to THEIR needs
Tailored to suit 'the audience'
Clearly delivered with a focus on key messages
Evidence based/content information
1. Review of project development work to date
Within the context of SDFs wider work and role
Identify and engage with key voluntary, statutory and community stakeholders
Engage with BBV services and networks, MCNs.
2. Workforce Training program Key Themes of training to include;
Currently held beliefs and attitudes held about HCV ('baseline measure taken for evaluative purposes)
What is Hepatitis C virus? Consequences of infection (Definition and highlighting burden of problem)
The impact of stigma
Prevalence of HCV and IDU in Scotland; estimated 50,000 people infected with HCV; around 90% of cases are due to intravenous drug using behaviours; some Two thirds of infected people are undiagnosed ;Around 1000-1500 are infected annually; 1 in 4 injectors seeking help in2007 for a Hepatitis C first injected aged 15-19 (SDMD); Studies show that around a quarter of those injecting for less than 2 years already have the virus .
How might the young people you support or work with be at risk?; Identifying risk factors-vulnerability, social&cultural, interpersonal and individual
Risk Factors for developing a serious drug problem may include;
Vulnerable groups may inc.
Mental health problems
Childhood sexual abuse or other neglect/ abuse within the family home
Sex as a means to survive, or sex worker
Substance misuse by parents
Social & cultural may inc.
High levels of crime, poverty, deprivation, inequality, easy access to drugs, social acceptance of drug use, poor knowledge of risks of using etc.
Individual & interpersonal may inc.
Poly drug use, peer associations, behavioural problems, family dysfunction, psychological (inc. emotional stability, personality issues, attitudes, beliefs and values), physiological
2. Workforce training Key themes Cont;
Young people and drug using in context
Drug; Pharmacology of the drug
Set: the individual’s attitude, personality and expectation
Setting: the physical, social and cultural environment where the drug is being used. Keenan, (1998))
Motivations toward Intravenous drug use and initiation into injecting
possible situations that increase risk of Intravenous Drug Use and Hepatitis C Virus infection
Assessing/screening for risk of (future) IDU and/or HCV infection
Workforce training key themes cont;
Raising awareness/exploring beliefs and attitudes about IDU and HCV with 'at risk' young people
General Harm minimisation, specific harm reduction and encouraging reduced drug/alcohol use with 'at risk' young people
Current local specialist drug and BBV services
Referral pathways and signposting
3. Develop and adapt project materials
General and targeted Marketing materials and information flyers (including presentation/information materials for scheduled stakeholder events)
presentation/workshop written materials
Presentation/workshop Evaluation and feedback documents
Risk assessment/screening chart/tool
Specific services database
Referral and signposting pathways description
Adapt/ develop Referral forms
4. Develop referral and signposing
Identify and 'Bridge' Inter agency and cross sector referring
Specialist (young persons) Drug/alcohol services inc. Drug action teams, Community addiction teams, harm reduction teams etc.
BBV services inc. Body positive, C plus, C-level, Fife positive support.
Specialist Clinical BBV services offered
5. Explore peer education/animators
Youth/ young peoples' projects
Art, Music and Drama
Internet based networks
Monitoring and Reporting
Collation of qualitative and quantitative information for quarterly reporting to partnership and funders
On going Monitoring & reporting
Recording of all activities
Individual evaluation of each workshop/ presentation
Key outputs in first 6 months main areas of work
Review project development work, identify and engage with key stakeholders and BBV networks
Develop workforce training program and ' at risk ' young persons training program, where possible in partnership with stakeholders and including young people
Develop and adapt evaluation, screening, and risk assessments tools
Develop cross sector and inter agency referral and signposting pathways towards specialist drug/alcohol services, BBV specialist services and MCNs (operational?) where appropriate
Explore opportunities for and to develop community peer education/ teams to deliver peer awareness raising activities
Monitor, evaluate and report on work carried out to management and Local BBV networks