ERIC Number: ED362804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Condom Availability in Schools: A Guide for Programs.
Clark, Margaret Pruitt; And Others
This guide for condom availability programs provides information on how to build support for school-based condom availability programs. Chapter One explains why such a program is important. It examines behaviors and risks of sexually active adolescents, presents strategies for risk reduction, and discusses condom availability and use. Chapter Two discusses how to design a proposal, develop an action plan, and handle community reactions and media coverage. Chapter Three focuses on building community support, designing a community education campaign, working with the press, sponsoring public meetings, and responding to the opposition. Chapter Four discusses the condom availability program design team, how to design the program, staffing and training, student education and counseling, parent involvement, condom purchasing information, and budgets and financing. Chapter Five concentrates on program evaluation. Chapter Six focuses on legal issues, the school board's authority, parents' rights, and students' rights. It discusses such legal issues as condom failure and product liability, mandates for sexuality education, health services in the school, consent, and criminal liability. Pending cases on condom availability are summarized and legal principles supporting condom availability are reviewed. Chapter Seven presents case studies of three condom availability programs. Chapter Eight discusses school-based health center programs. Chapter Nine provides information on relevant organizations, books and reports, and articles. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carter Wallace, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.