HEPinars for community workers

Overview

This free, online workforce training will deliver practical tips and strategies to help you assist people requiring support to seek testing, treatment and employ safe practices (i.e. harm minimisation), concerning viral hepatitis.

Each session will run approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes (with a small break in the middle), and feature a lived-experience speaker sharing their own unique insights into living with hepatitis and their treatment journey.

What’s covered?

This free course will cover:

  • Liver disease -symptoms, causes, progression and health impacts
  • Hepatitis A overview, including vaccination
  • Hepatitis B (HBV) – transmission routes, risk factors (prevention), testing, immunisation, treatment and global impacts of HBV
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) – transmission routes, risk factors (prevention), testing, and treatment, highlighting the current and completely effective DAA medication
  • Identifying at-risk populations within the community
  • myths surrounding HBV and HCV transmission
  • Privacy, disclosure and legal obligations therein
  • How to engage in supportive conversations about hepatitis treatment with your clients
  • An overview of the advocacy and support services available to AOD and community welfare workforce, and consumers.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their continued professional development.

About the facilitator

Steven Taylor, a professional community worker with lived experience of previous hepatitis C treatments.

He has over 15 years’ experience in the social work and community health sectors, working for various organisations in Victoria across areas of homelessness and housing, harm minimisation, case management, outreach, migration support, community development, corrections, youth justice, family support, and advocacy.

Technical requirements

All you need to participate is a computer, tablet or mobile phone with internet access.

Upcoming sessions

Email us to find out more about our upcoming sessions.

LiverWELL, trading as Hepatitis Victoria is the peak community organisation working across the state for people affected by, or at risk of, liver disease and viral hepatitis.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We welcome people from all cultures, nationalities and religions. Being inclusive and providing equitable services is our commitment.