AIDS Connecticut

Welcome to ACT’s online training site, a new addition to our Case Management Training Institute (CMTI)

    Available courses

    ACT assists individuals and families with meeting emergency expenses through theClient Assistance Fund (CAF), and with obtaining and maintaining housing through theHousing Assistance Fund (HAF).

    In this training, you will learn the:

    • Importance of the case manager partnership
    • Purpose of the funds
    • Available service categories
    • Eligibility/documentation requirements
    • Determination process

    This tutorial is an introductory guide towards meeting the requirements for recording, tracking and evaluating clients’ progress towards achieving the outcomes of a HIV/AIDS supportive housing program. Emphasis will be placed on illustrating SMART goal setting using the Acuity Index (AI), service plans and progress notes systematically over a specific timeframe.

    This course will focus on the following areas:

    ·Reviewing Goal Setting with Clients 

    ·Engaging Clients in their Goal Settings

    ·Linkage to documentation

    An open forum for case managers to discuss challenges they’ve faced while serving clients seeking employment, best practices, and useful resources.

    This course will underscore the importance of providing employment support to clients for case managers serving PLWHA.


    • To understand how employment can improve both physical and mental health when clients are supported throughout the process.
    • To be able to access the appropriate resources for finding employment opportunities for your clients.
    • To understand potential barriers to employment for PLWHA.
    • To understand appropriate tools for navigating potential employment issues such as disabilities, disclosure, and training.

    Although case management can be a challenging career, many practitioners find it to be satisfying and enjoyable. This training helps case managers to understand three interrelated elements of their job that can affect their stress levels and job engagement. Through understanding personal and professional boundaries and self care, managing time effectively, and maintaining strong ethical purpose case managers can avoid burnout, stress, and continue effective care. Strategies for self-care and information about professional pitfalls will help case managers navigate the sometimes challenging scenarios of their occupation.

    Course objectives:

    To develop skills in the following areas/address the following questions:

    • What are boundaries and what is their purpose?
    • What kind of boundaries should I maintain as a case manager?
    • What how do I maintain my self-care as a service provider?
    • What kind of actions should I take to maintain my self-care in this field?
    • How do I prevent burnout and maintain enthusiasm?
    • What are the ethical dilemmas I might face as a CM?
    • How do I avoid compromising ethical situations?

    Course content provided by: Maribel Santana, MBA; ACT

    Course Participants will:

    • Be familiar with terms related to HIV/AIDS care
    • Be familiar with the up-to-date statistics regarding CT’s HIV population
    • Understand the basic functions of an HIV/AIDS Case Manager

    Training content provided by Melanie Alvarez, Director of Treatment and Care, ACT

    A course designed for case managers in order to:

    • Understand the proper ethical and organizational standards regarding case management
    • Understand the purpose and impact of proper documentation in case management
    • Understand the legal ramifications of improper documentation and the risk of failing to properly document case management activities
    • Understand standards of documentation for case managers and care plan standards and expectations

    “If you didn’t document it, then it didn’t happen.”

    Training Content Provided by: Kate Bassett, Nurse Clinical Supervisor; Idiana Velez, Medical Case Manager,  Maribel Santana, Director of Training &Member Services and QA/TA

    Myth: Individuals receiving disability benefits cannot wisely/safely enter the workforce. Learn about the currently available vocational rehabilitation and training resources that assist someone on disability benefits to get into the workforce without losing their benefits. Truth: Many can access Medicaid after financial benefits stop and can get back on benefits if a return to work isn’t successful.