Education and Prevention
The Education Department has been working in partnership with agencies and surrounding northern communities with an objective to deliver effective education and awareness activities regarding HIV/AIDS/HCV and related issues.
Goals of the Education Department
Positive Living North recognizes that HIV/AIDS/HCV touch all of humanity and can affect anyone. Thus the goals of the Educational Department are to:
- Identify the educational needs of individuals and groups and facilitate their learning.
- Increase public awareness and learning regarding the social issues that impact the HIV/HCV epidemics.
Education Department Activities
If you are interested in accessing any of the services provided by PLN’s Education Department, please contact us.
Learn the basics of keeping yourself safe
Learn how having a healthy relationship will reduce HIV
Learn the differences between gender and sex, explore LGBTQQ terms, and celebrate diversity
STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
Learn about STIs how to stay safe
Historical Trauma and the Impacts on HIV Prevalence
Learn how trauma impacts us and how trauma can increase the risk for HIV transmission
Learn strategies to reduce hepatitis & HIV, reduce overdoses & deaths as well as sharing needles & other equipment.
Frontline Warriors: Positive Prevention Project
“Reducing Barriers by Building Partnerships” was originally designed for healthcare and social service workers, but frontline workers find it beneficial and relevant. The program consists of four modules, offered over a two-day training period. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of all of the following modules:
These training sessions are offered twice a year. For more information, please contact PLN’s Education Department.
Outreach HIV/AIDS Educator
Positive Living North – Fort St. John offers an Outreach HIV/AIDS Educator who provides prevention education and awareness services in the northeast region of British Columbia.
HIV/AIDS & HCV touch all of humanity and can affect anyone, yet they remain a taboo topic in our Northeastern BC community. Many people are uncomfortable talking about sex, drugs, and other high-risk activities. Those who do engage in these activities sense this stigma, and avoid dialogue for fear of discrimination. Stigma and discrimination is one of the reasons why HIV & HCV are still spreading. The goal of this work is to remove this stigma in our community so that HIV/AIDS & HCV related issues can be discussed openly and honestly without fear. Dialogue leads to awareness; awareness is prevention; and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.