ERIC Number: ED377426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS/HIV Education Information for Foster Care Youth and Guidelines for Implementation by Local Social Services Departments. Report of the Department of Social Services to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. House Document No. 34.
Virginia State Dept. of Social Services, Richmond.; Virginia State General Assembly, Richmond. House.
Research shows that young people are under-informed about the risk of contracting AIDS. This document originated with a legislative directive that AIDS/HIV education guidelines be developed for families caring for foster children under the age of 16. Summarized are the efforts of a work group, comprised of state and local employees, foster parent trainers and foster parents representing the Virginia Foster Care Association as they compiled information and discussed its dissemination. The report includes an HIV/AIDS Education Information packet which employees also developed. The document consists of four major sections: an introduction, which includes the study's purpose, background, objectives, and methodology; a segment on departmental recommendations for distribution of the HIV/AIDS information to the targeted groups; a chapter with options for implementation by local social services departments; and a final chapter which presents costs associated with program implementation and which includes budget estimates. An appendix holds the HIV/AIDS Education Information packet which was designed to give foster parents discretion and flexibility in determining when to share information with youth based on a child's age and current knowledge. Also included are copies of the state resolution which engendered this study, the survey instrument, and a local agency plan and reply form for HIV/AIDS education. (RJM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Social Services, Richmond.; Virginia State General Assembly, Richmond. House.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia