ERIC Number: ED383943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Increasing the Awareness of Child and Youth Professionals in the AIDS Crisis.
Norris, Norman Dale
This practicum was designed to increase the awareness and HIV/AIDS literacy of child and youth professionals in a school, agency or ministerial setting. Children and youth were not being provided with factually correct information because the adults had no formal instruction and/or HIV literacy training. Workshops were designed and materials prepared explaining and defining the role of child and youth professionals in the AIDS crisis. Additionally, plans were developed which present a holistic picture of the AIDS crisis and how to respond. Lessons/manuscripts were developed to be utilized collectively or singly to increase the HIV literacy of the professionals in the work setting. This information was also presented to various schools, agencies, churches, and a local medical school. Analysis of the data revealed that many child and youth professionals are grossly misinformed as to the modes of transmission of HIV, methods of preventing the spread, and the segments of the population which are most at risk. When prepared with factually correct information, the child and youth professionals can make appropriate decisions in their personal lives and can be prepared to make a difference in the lives of children and youth. Six tables and the survey instruments are included. Contains 43 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.