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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Dennis, Mary Kate – Social Work, 2009
HIV/AIDS has steadily increased in Native American and Alaska Native populations, and despite efforts at control many challenges remain. This article examines historical, biological, social, and behavioral cofactors related to the spread of HIV/AIDS within the context of Native American culture. Special attention is given to vulnerable subgroups…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Risk
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Kaufman, Carol E.; Litchfield, Anne; Schupman, Edwin; Mitchell, Christina M. – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
This article describes the objectives, theoretical bases, development process, and evaluation efforts to-date for the Circle of Life (COL) curricula, HIV/AIDS prevention interventions designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. The curricula are based on Indigenous models of learning and behavior encompassing concepts of Western…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Intervention, Prevention, American Indians
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Scott, Deborah; Langhorne, Aleisha – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
BeLieving In Native Girls (BLING) is a juvenile delinquency and HIV intervention at a residential boarding school for American Indian/Alaska Native adolescent girls ages 12-20 years. In 2010, 115 participants completed baseline surveys to identify risk and protective factors. Initial findings are discussed regarding a variety of topics, including…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Delinquency, Females, American Indians
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Sileo, Nancy M.; Sileo, Thomas W. – Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, 2008
Manuscript considers results of a research study that assesses American Indian university students' factual knowledge, understanding, and perceptions of susceptibility to HIV/AIDS, and relationships between their attitudes and decisions to engage in HIV-risk behaviors. Participants responded to a 57-item scaled survey and several demographic…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Self Efficacy, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Sondag, K. Ann; Strike, Carrie – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2011
This study examined the epidemiology of HIV among AI/ANs in Montana. Barriers to HIV testing and motivations to test also were explored. Analysis of data revealed that there were no significant changes in regard to HIV/AIDS case rates, demographic characteristics, or risk behaviors of AI/ANs infected with HIV/AIDS since reporting began in 1985.…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), American Indians, Alaska Natives, Testing
Office of the Surgeon General (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. – 2002
This packet of materials is Phase 1 of a toolkit designed to enlighten education leaders about the need for HIV prevention for youth, especially in communities of color. One element of the toolkit is a VHS videotape that features a brief message from former Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher. The toolkit also includes a copy of a letter sent to…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Alaska Natives, American Indians
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Rushing, Stephanie Craig; Stephens, David – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
Media technologies, including the Internet, cell phones, and video games, offer new avenues to reach Native youth on sensitive health topics. Project Red Talon, a sexually transmitted disease (STD)/HIV prevention project that serves the 43 federally recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, used community-based participatory research…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Video Games, Research Methodology, American Indians
Gilley, Brian Joseph; Keesee, Marguerite – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2007
This article presents the results of a pilot study on the use of conspiracy beliefs by American Indian (AI) men who have sex with men and their peers to explain the origins of HIV/AIDS. We found that one-third (N = 15) of the individuals surveyed believed that HIV/AIDS was intentionally created by "Whites, White Christians, or the Federal…
Descriptors: Whites, Etiology, Public Health, Males
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Sileo, Thomas W.; Gooden, Myma A. – Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, 2004
American Indians/Alaska Natives represent slightly less than 0.9% of the total U.S. population, yet they account for one percent of the reported HIV and AIDS cases nationwide. Approximately 2537 cumulative AIDS cases have been identified in the American Indian/ Alaska Native community; AIDS related deaths account for about half of the cumulative…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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de Ravello, Lori; Everett Jones, Sherry; Tulloch, Scott; Taylor, Melanie; Doshi, Sonal – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: We describe the prevalence of behaviors that put American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students at risk for teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the relationships among race/ethnicity and these behaviors. Methods: We analyzed merged 2007 and 2009 data from the national Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, At Risk Persons, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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McIntosh, Dannette R. – Journal of Adult Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe what tools and strategies Native Americans who live in Oklahoma believe are important in learning about HIV/AIDS, to determine if culturally specific information is important in developing prevention programs, and to ascertain learning strategies. Data collection was a two-part process. First, the Cultural…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Measures (Individuals), American Indians
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Leston, Jessica D.; Jessen, Cornelia M.; Simons, Brenna C. – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
Background: The disparity in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS, and unplanned pregnancy between Alaska Native (AN) and non-AN populations, particularly among young adults and females, is significant and concerning. Focus groups were conducted to better understand the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of rural Alaska youth…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Rural Youth, Alaska Natives, Focus Groups
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Lapidus, Jodi A.; Bertolli, Jeanne; McGowan, Karen; Sullivan, Patrick – AIDS Education and Prevention, 2006
The goal of this study was to describe HIV risk behaviors, perceptions, testing, and prevention exposure among urban American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Interviewers administered a questionnaire to participants recruited through anonymous peer-referral sampling. Chi-square tests and multiple logistic regression were used to compare HIV…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Homeless People, Prevention, Urban American Indians
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Ambler, Marjane – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2010
AIDS affects thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives: They have the third highest rate of AIDS diagnosis in the United States, despite having the smallest population. To tackle this problem, the federal agency has provided capacity-building grants to seven tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) for an innovative, peer-to-peer initiative.…
Descriptors: Health Services, Pilot Projects, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Sileo, Thomas W.; Gooden, Myrna A. – Tribal College Journal, 2003
Argues that, in order to avoid a future holocaust in which an entire indigenous civilization is wiped out, it is imperative that conditions leading to HIV infection be identified, and that prevention programs for Native people be grounded in the lives of Native American youth. (NB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, American Indians, Community Colleges, Indigenous Populations
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