VICTORIA FALLS,ZIMBABWE-ZIMBABWE-4 Community Adolescents Treatment Supporters will be leading a skills building workshop on “Adolescent-led treatment literacy and counselling for children and young people living with HIV” at the Pyschosocial Support Forum 2015 which will be held at Elephant Hills in Victoria Falls from the 1st of September to the 3rd of September 2014.

As part of the methodology for the skills building workshop,a team of 4 Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters (CATS) will facilitate a skills training workshop for conference delegates during which they will provide a background to the work that they are doing to promote adherence amongst their peers. They will then demonstrate the “Our Story” book, “Our story” counselling game and a short film on adherence. These have all been developed by young people living with HIV and seek to improve young people’s understanding of HIV and ART and adherence skills. Delegates will be trained how to utilize these tools within their own practice.


It is to this background that the delegates are anticipated to develop new understanding of the role of young people living with HIV in developing and implementing their own treatment literacy and counselling interventions. They will then acquire new skills in providing child and adolescent-focused information and counselling for young people initiating ART, on ART or with adherence challenges.