LTI trainings are open to individuals living with HIV, Hep C, or practicing Harm Reduction in New York State. These trainings ensure that participants understand the key components of their own care and can address ongoing issues related to recovery, treatment adherence and can navigate complex systems of health and behavioral health care. Completion of foundational training affords participants an opportunity to “do their own work” to promote personal wellness as a precursor to being able to take on a formal role assisting others. All qualifying participants are encouraged to register via our application process – applications can be completed in-person, on-line, or mailed or faxed to us.
Participants must meet the following requirements to be allowed to participate in LTI ‘s Foundational Training Series:
- fill out and complete an LTI FTS application form
- have a shared lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C, or Harm Reduction
- be 18 years of age or older (special exceptions may be made)
- be willing to travel to training location and stay overnight (if applicable)
All participants will be matched with an LTI Peer Mentor. LTI Peer Mentors are trained in Self-Management, communication skills, HIV Confidentiality Laws, referrals, job readiness skills, workplace etiquette, NYS DOH AIDS Institute Peer Certified Worker Code of Ethics, and the Peer Certification process.