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  1. 1. Stephen Malloy Presentation date 02/04/09 HCV Prevention Project Delivery of project in the first Six months
  2. 2. Workforce training <ul><li>Flexible and adaptable to accommodate workforce availability, recognising demands that exist for this workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive to THEIR needs </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored to suit 'the audience' </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly delivered with a focus on key messages </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence based/content information </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. Review of project development work to date <ul><li>Within the context of SDFs wider work and role </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and engage with key voluntary, statutory and community stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with BBV services and networks, MCNs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2. Workforce Training program Key Themes of training to include; <ul><li>Currently held beliefs and attitudes held about HCV ('baseline measure taken for evaluative purposes) </li></ul><ul><li>What is Hepatitis C virus? Consequences of infection (Definition and highlighting burden of problem) </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of stigma </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>How might the young people you support or work with be at risk?; Identifying risk factors-vulnerability, social&cultural, interpersonal and individual </li></ul>
  5. 5. Risk Factors for developing a serious drug problem may include; <ul><li>Vulnerable groups may inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Young offenders </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood sexual abuse or other neglect/ abuse within the family home </li></ul><ul><li>Sex as a means to survive, or sex worker </li></ul><ul><li>Substance misuse by parents </li></ul><ul><li>Social & cultural may inc. </li></ul><ul><li>High levels of crime, poverty, deprivation, inequality, easy access to drugs, social acceptance of drug use, poor knowledge of risks of using etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual & interpersonal may inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Poly drug use, peer associations, behavioural problems, family dysfunction, psychological (inc. emotional stability, personality issues, attitudes, beliefs and values), physiological </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2. Workforce training Key themes Cont; <ul><li>Young people and drug using in context </li></ul><ul><li>Drug; Pharmacology of the drug </li></ul><ul><li>Set: the individual’s attitude, personality and expectation </li></ul><ul><li>Setting: the physical, social and cultural environment where the drug is being used. Keenan, (1998)) </li></ul><ul><li>Motivations toward Intravenous drug use and initiation into injecting </li></ul><ul><li>possible situations that increase risk of Intravenous Drug Use and Hepatitis C Virus infection </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing/screening for risk of (future) IDU and/or HCV infection </li></ul>
  7. 7. Workforce training key themes cont; <ul><li>Raising awareness/exploring beliefs and attitudes about IDU and HCV with 'at risk' young people </li></ul><ul><li>General Harm minimisation, specific harm reduction and encouraging reduced drug/alcohol use with 'at risk' young people </li></ul><ul><li>Current local specialist drug and BBV services </li></ul><ul><li>Referral pathways and signposting </li></ul>
  8. 8. 3. Develop and adapt project materials <ul><li>General and targeted Marketing materials and information flyers (including presentation/information materials for scheduled stakeholder events) </li></ul><ul><li>presentation/workshop written materials </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation/workshop Evaluation and feedback documents </li></ul><ul><li>Risk assessment/screening chart/tool </li></ul><ul><li>Specific services database </li></ul><ul><li>Referral and signposting pathways description </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt/ develop Referral forms </li></ul>
  9. 9. 4. Develop referral and signposing <ul><li>Identify and 'Bridge' Inter agency and cross sector referring </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist (young persons) Drug/alcohol services inc. Drug action teams, Community addiction teams, harm reduction teams etc. </li></ul><ul><li>BBV services inc. Body positive, C plus, C-level, Fife positive support. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist Clinical BBV services offered </li></ul>
  10. 10. 5. Explore peer education/animators <ul><li>Youth/ young peoples' projects </li></ul><ul><li>Art, Music and Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Internet based networks </li></ul>
  11. 11. Monitoring and Reporting <ul><li>Collation of qualitative and quantitative information for quarterly reporting to partnership and funders </li></ul><ul><li>On going Monitoring & reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Recording of all activities </li></ul><ul><li>Individual evaluation of each workshop/ presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Participant Feedback </li></ul>
  12. 12. Key outputs in first 6 months main areas of work <ul><li>Review project development work, identify and engage with key stakeholders and BBV networks </li></ul><ul><li>Develop workforce training program and ' at risk ' young persons training program, where possible in partnership with stakeholders and including young people </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and adapt evaluation, screening, and risk assessments tools </li></ul><ul><li>Develop cross sector and inter agency referral and signposting pathways towards specialist drug/alcohol services, BBV specialist services and MCNs (operational?) where appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Explore opportunities for and to develop community peer education/ teams to deliver peer awareness raising activities </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor, evaluate and report on work carried out to management and Local BBV networks </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thank you for listening. </li></ul><ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Malloy </li></ul><ul><li>Email: mr.s.c.malloy@gmail.com </li></ul>