AAMA offers the following services which include support groups on topics related to HIV, alcohol and substance use prevention education and treatment for individuals seeking to gain more information and network with others facing similar situations. All services are offered in Spanish and English.
AAMA MAP Community Advisory Board Meetings
Family and Youth Prevention Services
The Prevention Specialist introduces and provides Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Prevention Education, Awareness, and information to at-risk individuals using the implementation of two federally approved evidence base interventions as follows:
- Project Towards No Drugs (PTND) targets youth ages 14 to 20 and focuses on three factors that identify tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, violence-related behaviors, and other problem behaviors among youth, including:
- Motivation factors (i.e., students’ attitudes, beliefs, expectations, and desires regarding drug use);
- Skills (effective communication, social self-control, and coping skills); and
- Decision-making (i.e., how to make decision that lead to health-promoting behaviors).
2. Familia Adelante targets youth ages 10 to 14 who demonstrate early signs of behavioral/emotional problems and can have at least one adult parent &/or caregiver available to attend all parent sessions. Using a psychoeducational approach, the family is provided with new ways for identifying stressors and risk factors, ultimately strengthening ties to important community resources.
This program aims to:
- Reduce overall levels of family stress
- Reduce youth behavior problems
- Reduce the effects of acculturation stress, including discrimination stress
- Enhance psychosocial coping and life skills in both children and adults
- Enhance academic achievement
- Decrease the risk for later substance use and emotional problems in Hispanic children
- Reduce the rate of HIV among Hispanics through sex and HIV education
The program uses a 12-session curriculum that is culturally sensitive, age-appropriate and approved by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention (Virtual Sessions available). Upon completion eligible enrolled participants will receive a $30.00 gift card with completion certificate.
HIV Case Management Services
HIV Early Intervention (HEI) Ryan White Non-Medical Case Management
HEI offers non-medical case management to individuals who suffer from past or current substance use and/or lost to medical care who are living with a diagnosis of HIV. The Case Manager provides continued support and referral linkage to needed services to improve overall quality of life.
HOPWA Supportive Services
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) supportive services offers people living with HIV who are at-risk of becoming homeless. Supportive Services include referrals to other HOPWA providers to assist clients in applying for rental and utility payment assistance and continued referral linkage support for additional services.
HIV Prevention Services
HIV Prevention Program Services include:
- FREE HIV, Hepatitis C (rapid results) and Syphilis Testing
- Clients meet individually with an Outreach Specialist and together tailor a plan of action that best fits their needs.
Outreach Specialists can schedule to meet individuals beyond normal testing location sites to provide services to people who are at high-risk of communicable infections. Services include: Risk reduction counseling, information dissemination, prevention education, referral(s) linkage and resources for PEP, PrEP, substance use treatment, housing, medical benefits, and additional public health screening. Outreach Specialists also serve as liaisons for individuals who are unable to access services due to language barriers.
Our HIV Prevention Community Health Workers offer CDC and the State of Texas Department of Health and Human Services approved evidence-based intervention(s). Virtual session available.
Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) an approved evidence base group level intervention focused for males who identify as gay. To address factors that influence the behavior of cultural, social, religious norms; interactions between HIV and other STDs; sexual relationship dynamics; and the social influences that racism and homophobia have on HIV risk behaviors. (Virtual Sessions available) A $25.00 gift card and certificate of completion is given once all sessions are completed.
¿Y Ahora Qué? A grass roots intervention that helps newly diagnosed individuals come together build strong bonds while learning the steps of how to stay healthy! (Virtual Sessions available) A $25.00 gift card and certificate of completion is given once all sessions are completed.
Free Condoms and Lubricants are available.
Substance Use Treatment Services
MAP/Project Tejas assists the community issues related to substance use. Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Supportive Outpatient (SOP), After-care, Recovery Support and Case Management services are offered in English and Spanish. Also offered are alcohol, tobacco, and drug assessments, drug screenings as well as individual counseling services and specialty groups.
The program is culturally sensitive, age-appropriate and approved by the Texas Health & Human Services Commission (THHSC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment (Virtual Sessions available). Upon completion, eligible enrolled participants will receive a $30.00 gift card with completion certificate.
Other services provided by AAMA’s Prevention Specialists include information dissemination, healthy alternative activities, sports activities, and prevention and parenting skills training.
– For information about AAMA’s Counseling and Prevention services, please call (713) 926-9491.