Weekly Training Sessions at KID CRU:
We have weekly training sessions that cover every occupation class here at KID CRU. This occurs every thursday afternoon at 2pm. The presenter leads a short presentation and then a variety of topics are discussed.
Workshops and Training Workshops: 2004 - 2005
A HIV/AIDS workshop was held in 1 - 5 March 2004 for healthcare and community workers from the hospitals and community. Faculty included local and international experts. The workshop was very well received with an average attendance of 150 people. More workshops were held 28 February - 5 March 2005. An adolescent workshop was held on the 4th of February 2005. A skills building workshop was held, at KID CRU, one Saturday in May 2004 for Community Advisory Board members. 20 People attended.
They were taught sewing, how to make bags from fabric; fabric painting; how to make picture frames from off cut wood and some beadwork. The purpose of this workshop was to build skills to help the community to provide basic needs for their families. Training workshop for community workers as well as parents and caregivers of children with HIV/AIDS was held in October 2004 in the KID CRU unit. The main focus of the program was to give information and learn skills on caring for the HIV infected. Most of the KID CRU staff presented sessions on different topics about HIV/AIDS i.e., antiretroviral therapy; resources in the community; confidentiality; communication; community advisory boards; etc. 30 People attended.
> UCT Medical School weekly noon meetings
> PACTG Leadership Retreat, April 2004, Washington, USA
> 2nd African Conference on Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research, May 2004, Cape Town
> WHO Conference, February and June 2004, Geneva, Switzerland
> Federation of South African Society of Pathologists Conference, July 2004, Cape Town
> CME, July 2004, Gaberone, Swaziland
> PACTG meeting, August 2004, Washington, USA
> The XV International AIDS Conference, July 2004, Bangkok
> The South African Paediatric Association Conference, August 2004, Cape Town
> PACTG meeting, December 2004, Baltimore, USA
> All the staff completed the Good Clinical Practice Training
> Adherence Monitors attended ATTIC Counseling courses.
> Certain staff members attended HIV/AIDS Management courses.
> The administrative staff attended an Office Administration Course at Peninsula Technikon and a Course in Professional and Business Writing at Deal Training Consultants.