ERIC Number: ED238835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Youth Participation in Health.
Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.; National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., Boston, MA.
This manual is designed to teach young people about planning a conference and to offer advice to the adults working with them on providing support. It is based on a successful sex education conference sponsored by the Youth Action Program (East Harlem, New York), which was planned and conducted by young people with minimal adult leadership. Part 1 of this manual offers guidelines on: (1) clarifying the need, purpose, and goals; (2) charting the planning process and forming a planning group; (3) developing leadership; (4) helping youth to speak out clearly; (5) establishing an effective planning group; (6) running meetings; (7) making decisions; (8) conflict resolution; (9) deciding on content (topics, issues, and questions); and (10) developing a format. In part 2, seven case studies are presented of youth participation in health projects. A brief report is given of each project's objectives, activities, problems, implementation, and outcomes. (JD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Problems, Conferences, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Planning, Decision Making, Health Education, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Counseling, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Sex Education, Social Action, Student Participation, Youth Programs
Institute for Responsive Education, 605 Commonwealth Ave., Box C, Boston, MA 02215 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Noyes Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.; National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., Boston, MA.