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Project START+ Classroom Training

During this Training Agency staff attending this skills-based training will learn how to conduct the intervention, practice intervention delivery skills, and identify agency-specific implementation strategies. All program staff who will have primary responsibility for conducting the Project START+ individual sessions must attend a Project START+ TOF. Program supervisors who oversee the intervention and supervise counselors/case managers/navigators are also encouraged to attend the training.

Priority will be given to training applicants who have the agency capacity to implement Project START+ and two staff members who meet the requirements listed below under Project START+ staffing. However, if space allows, an additional staff member from a qualified agency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Project START+ Staffing

Staff should be familiar with HIV/STD/hepatitis linkage to care and risk-reduction programs for people living with HIV and the specific needs of people with HIV who are returning to the community after incarceration (i.e., parole/probation, housing, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and mental health issues). Staff must be comfortable working in a correctional facility setting and have personal characteristics that facilitate communication (e.g., nonjudgmental attitude, active listening skills, friendly, outgoing and trustworthy personality). Project START+ requires the following positions:


  • 1 full-time (or 2 half-time) experienced counselor(s), case manager(s) or navigator(s) to conduct all the direct-service intervention activities.
  • 1 part-time (40% time) program manager to provide program oversight, work as a liaison to the correctional facility, and oversee quality assurance and evaluation activities. 
  • 1 part-time (20% time) program assistant to provide administrative support for all staff and maintain an up-to-date facilitated referral database and community resource guides.

A note about program staff who were formerly incarcerated: These staff members have many important skills to offer a successful Project START+ program but may also have a difficult time obtaining a security clearance to enter the correctional facility. CBOs must first check the correctional facility's policy on criminal backgrounds, incarceration, and clearance before posting positions. 

How to request a training

If you are a health department, clinic or community-based organization that would like to request a training in your jurisdiction, please email with "Training Request: [intervention/strategy title]" in the subject line. Please explain when and where you are requesting the training, and provide your complete contact information. A DLH Training Manager will email you for more information. Please be advised that we may not be able to fulfill your request. CDC approves each training request and assigns the trainers. 

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