Trans and Gender Diverse Community Track
Knowledge and Skills Building Workshops
Transgender women are less likely to be the target population for evidence-based, HIV service delivery interventions despite carrying a disproportionate HIV burden in comparison with other groups. Additionally, most interventions designed and implemented at the local level for this population, that require facilitation, involve group facilitation. Evidence-based interventions are typically scripted, in that they provide statements that facilitators say and activities that reflect the theories that guide the intervention. Implementing TWIST includes practicing facilitation skills and teaching strategies to communicate key messages and conduct activities to influence behavior change. As a peer-led intervention, TWIST implementation involves training peers of participants who are typically unfamiliar with scripted interventions and the facilitation skills and teaching strategies required for implementation. This workshop focuses on demonstrating facilitation skills and teaching strategies and provides opportunities for interaction, documented observation and practical application. The process for the workshop will include portions of the TWIST Implementation Manual, which will provide participants with a brief introduction to scripted facilitation, facilitation skill-building and teaching strategies. A final component will include sharing observations using a ‘curriculum critique’ format.