ERIC Number: ED323712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
HIV Education for Persons with Mental Disabilities. AIDS Technical Report, No. 1.
Harvey, David C.; Trivelli, Lucy U.
This technical report is part of a series on AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and is intended to help link various legal advocacy organizations providing services to persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities. Such persons, especially adolescents, are at risk for exposure to HIV because they may unknowingly engage in high risk sexual behavior, because they suffer high rates of sexual abuse, and because they may self medicate with drugs. Advocates are encouraged to: consult with AIDS service organizations in creating HIV education programs; conduct a needs assessment of the disability community; design the program taking into account staff and agency needs; and use creative strategies which utilize the press, politicians, service providers, and others. A model program developed by the Michigan Protection Advocacy Service is described, including: goals; objectives; issues surrounding presentations on AIDS/HIV; the training program; the budget; recruitment of trainers and staff; scheduling; evaluation; and education of primary consumers. Listed are 27 references, 22 additional resources, and 12 associations, videos, or manuals. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adults, Advocacy, Agencies, At Risk Persons, Communicable Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Mental Disorders, Public Health, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, 200 Eye St., N.E., Suite 150, Washington, DC 20002 ($10.00 each, $40.00 series of 5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Foundation, Chevy Chase, MD. AIDS Prevention and Service Program.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 232 142-145.