ERIC Number: ED364511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Peer to Peer: Youth Preventing HIV Infection Together.
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
To meet the challenge of teaching safer sexual behavior to teens, peer education--individuals teaching others in their own or similar age group--is an effective teaching method. Teenagers report that they are more likely to listen and talk to their peers about sexuality issues than to their parents, guardians, or health care providers. Effective peer educators are able to change peer norms concerning risk-taking behavior and help themselves as well as other youth make healthy decisions about their lives. This publication examines the method of peer to peer education in four sections. Section 1 provides background information on the need for peer education programs. Section 2 presents five steps in developing and implementing a peer education program. Section 3 presents the conclusion to the guide and section 4 lists peer programs highlighted in the publication. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Decision Making Skills, Disease Control, Health Promotion, Peer Teaching, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teaching Methods
Center for Population Options, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 210, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.