ERIC Number: ED320063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Devising Effective Strategies To Promote AIDS Awareness and Understanding among the Employees and Clients of a Shelter for Runaway and Troubled Youth Ages Twelve through Fourteen Years.
Runaways are rapidly becoming one of the highest at risk populations for contracting and spreading the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) virus. This practicum was therefore designed to provide an AIDS policy and awareness training for the employees of a state-licensed and federally recognized center for troubled and runaway youth. Its purpose is to alleviate employees' fears and increase their confidence so that they are better equipped to provide awareness and prevention education to their clients. Chapter 1 describes the target agency, its community, and the writer's work setting and role. Chapter 2 presents and discusses the problem of AIDS among troubled and runaway youth, providing statistics on the number of runaways who have contracted the disease, discussing the problems of discrimination and popular misunderstandings, and delineating the challenge posed for social service agencies who serve this population. It concludes with a review of the literature. Chapter 3 describes the goals, objectives, and evaluation techniques of the practicum. Chapter 4 discusses suggested strategies for disseminating AIDS information among employees and identifies the selected solution. Results of the practicum process, including a comprehensive personnel policy, are discussed in Chapter 5, along with recommendations. This personnel policy and the accompanying curricular materials are appended. (TE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Practicum, Nova University, Florida.