ERIC Number: ED360294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-21
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Adolescents in Out-of-Home Placement: Health Education Survey, 1992. Report.
Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Health Education Dept.
This report summarizes information about the nature and extent of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) prevention and health education being implemented in Colorado's youth-serving facilities, based on a mail survey of facilities serving youth in out-of-home placement. Forty-three of 78 facilities identified as serving youth age 12 and above responded to the survey. Of the 43 facilities, 40 reported providing some type of HIV education to a portion of youth during their stay in the facility. The percentage of youth receiving HIV education ranged from 20 percent to 100 percent, with a weighted average among facilities of 56.3 percent. A table shows the percentage of facilities addressing specific health education topics, using specialized curricula, and providing skills-building practice in such areas as alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors, and emotional and mental health. A second table lists barriers that educators identified in providing health education, such as lack of adequate textbooks, lack of money, lack of audiovisual resources, and lack of staff training opportunities. Survey results suggest progress toward program objectives, but do not ensure that Colorado youth in out-of-home placement are participating in instruction that is effective in assisting them to adopt healthy behaviors and avoid preventable health and social problems. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Health Education Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado