Pre-Conference Workshops

SOPHE SCRIPT® – Counselor Training

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 12 p.m. ET | $225

SOPHE’s Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT®) Program offers live virtual counselor training!

This half-day workshop trains health professionals to promote and integrate, and SCRIPT® in a healthcare system or client intake environment. Participants gain insight and skills on how the program can become part of your routine prenatal care screening process.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the latest motivational interviewing techniques with pregnant women.
  1. Describe at least two strategies for baseline and follow-up smoking assessment in pregnant smokers.
  2. Integrate the SCRIPT program principles in your prenatal setting.

NOTE: We recommend that all registrants participate on an individual computer to best help facilitate breakout room interaction and role-play exercises.

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SOPHE 2022 PreCon wkshop

Why is it that in 2021 less than one percent of Alabamians can access public transportation to get to work?

In 1952, an Alabama statewide constitutional amendment was approved denying funding to public transportation supporting the 1901 state constitution codifying social inequity of African Americans and working-class Caucasian Americans, and it is still the law.

In 2020, illiteracy in Alabama was estimated to be 15% or higher. Disadvantaged, minority populations, young and older adults could benefit from a health impact assessment of transportation that incorporates a health literacy component.

Advocacy for a statewide health impact assessment of transportation can serve as a catalyst for the empowerment of all populations.

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
•Describe how health literacy and advocacy could empower disadvantaged and minority populations, young and older adults to organize and advocate for a change in policy, systems, and environment.

Cost: $50

Spaces are filling quickly – each workshop is limited to 25 participants.

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This workshop engages the HIV workforce as champions to reduce stigma through offering culturally responsive/competent care and services.

During this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how people with HIV, those affected by HIV, and those at risk of HIV experience stigma, review strategies to reduce stigma, and discuss applying culturally responsive language and care in their work settings.

We will list U.S. populations with and at risk for HIV and other health disparities; LGBTQ+, racial ethnic minorities, along with other marginalized populations. Participants will leave with action steps to reduce HIV-related stigma in their organizations and communities.

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
• Describe culturally responsive practices across clinical and/or community settings that destigmatize services for people with HIV (PWH)and those at risk of HIV.
• Develop a practice-based action plan to reduce HIV-related stigma.

$50

Spaces are filling quickly – each workshop is limited to 25 participants.

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Mindfulness is the non-judgmental observation of our physical surroundings, bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Research evidence indicates mindfulness is an effective stress management strategy.

Age-specific mindfulness activities can lessen student anxiety, heighten self-awareness, and foster social connectedness in K-12 and college classrooms impacted by COVID and related stressors.

In this session, attendees learn about and practice multiple mindfulness techniques, including a head-to-toe “body scan” aimed at the identification and release of muscular tension, and a “five-senses exercise” that encourages the attentive, present-moment experience of each of the five senses in the perception of self and the surrounding physical and social environment.

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
•Demonstrate two mindfulness methods for stress reduction.
•Apply mindfulness in their career journey.

$50

Spaces are filling quickly – each workshop is limited to 25 participants.

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