ERIC Number: ED332988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Implementing TAP. Teens for AIDS Prevention Project.
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
Teens for AIDS Prevention (TAP) is a model peer intervention program designed by the Center for Population Options to increase knowledge and change attitudes and behaviors among youth to reduce their risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. The program utilizes peer pressure in a positive sense: to encourage youth to protect themselves from HIV infection by modifying attitudes and mores within a school or youth agency setting. This manual is a step-by-step guide to implementing a successful TAP program in a school or community based organization. The chapter titles outline the steps as follows: (l) the "Introduction" presents an overview of the need for HIV and AIDS education and the effectiveness of peer education; (2) "Building Support" highlights the importance of laying the groundwork for the program in a school or community; (3) "Getting Started" focuses on program planning, budgets, funding, coordinator responsibilities, and recruitment of participants; (4) "Training" outlines, session by session, 20 hours of HIV prevention and AIDS education and skill-building exercises for the TAP group; (5) "Activities" describes some educational efforts that TAP members can design and implement; (6) "Taking the Message to the Media" provides basic guidelines on how to interact with the media; and (7) "Resources" presents a listing of educational materials--videos, curricula, pamphlets, and books for additional information. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Community Education, Group Activities, Peer Groups, Peer Influence, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Social Values
Center for Population Options, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($25.00 for guide, $4.00 for accompanying audio tape).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Peer Facilitators; Teens for AIDS Prevention Project