ERIC Number: ED358098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Steps To Help Your School Set Up an AIDS Education Program. Revised.
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.
This guide for setting up an educational program on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is divided into four sections: (1) "A School's Role"; (2) "How To Help Your School Set Up a Good HIV and AIDS Education Program"; (3) "A Checklist for Picking a Good HIV Curriculum"; and (4) "Resources." The first section discusses the school's role in teaching children who are infected with HIV, helping children who have a family member with AIDS, and teaching children how to avoid getting HIV. Section 2 offers suggestions on steps parents or others in the community can take: find out what information is needed; find out what the school is already doing; talk to other parents and school personnel; set up an advisory committee; think about what may block the program; present a plan to the school board; with the school board's approval, work with school staff in selecting curricular materials, training staff, and training students to teach other students. The checklist in section 3 contains 23 items. The resource list in section 4 includes guides, manuals, and bibliographies; HIV curricula; HIV videos; and national AIDS hotlines and clearinghouses. Two appendices provide factual information on why teens are at risk for getting HIV infection and basic facts about HIV and AIDS. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Check Lists, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, School Role
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston Street, Suite 737, Boston, MA 02116-4610 (Also available in Spanish and Haitian Kreyol).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.