ERIC Number: ED308582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Teens for AIDS Prevention. Washington, D.C. Demonstration Project: Program Summary.
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
The nation's attention must be focused on the growing risk to its teenagers of contracting AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). As part of this effort, the Center for Population Options (CPO) organized a teen AIDS prevention project in Washington, D.C., based on information obtained from four focus groups comprised of 8-12 teens each. The focus groups provided the CPO with information on innercity teens' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to AIDS and its transmission. As a result of this information, the CPO developed both an AIDS prevention advertisement to distribute among D.C.'s innercity schools and a peer-mediated AIDS awareness test project. The project trained 24 Black and Hispanic, economically disadvantaged students in two of the district's innercity schools. After the students were educated about AIDS--the methods of its transmission and prevention--they organized school activities aimed at heightening AIDS awareness among fellow students. The CPO intends to develop both projects into a model program to be implemented in additional area schools, as well as to pilot test and adapt the program for replication in other communities. (KM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Behavior Change, Contraception, Health Promotion, High Schools, Peer Counseling, Peer Influence, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Publications, Center for Population Options, 1012 14th Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005 ($1.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia