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Archival Content: 1999-2005

Training Doing the Work

Outreach Worker Skills and Competencies

It is helpful to clearly define the skills and competencies that outreach workers need to effectively and safely carry out their work.

The Center for HIV, Hepatitis and Addiction Training and Technology (CHHATT)Link to a Non-CDC site worked with community-based organizations, researchers, and others, in 2000-1, to identify the key knowledge and skills that an outreach worker should possess. The resulting document Outreach Competencies—Minimum Standards for Conducting Street OutreachLink to a PDF DocumentLink to a Non-CDC sitespells out the competencies that outreach workers need:

Understanding of Outreach in a Scientific ContextLink to a PDF DocumentLink to a Non-CDC site

Understanding Chemical DependencyLink to a PDF DocumentLink to a Non-CDC site

Understanding Disease and Wellness in the Context of Drug UseLink to a PDF DocumentLink to a Non-CDC site

EngagementLink to a PDF DocumentLink to a Non-CDC site

InterventionLink to a PDF DocumentLink to a Non-CDC site

Client SupportLink to a PDF DocumentLink to a Non-CDC site

Supporting OurselvesLink to a PDF DocumentLink to a Non-CDC site

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