ERIC Number: ED394960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Act Smart. HIV/AIDS Education Curriculum for Three Age Groups.
American National Red Cross, Washington, DC.; Boys and Girls Clubs of America, New York, NY.
This Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) education curriculum was developed for boys and girls, ages 6 to 17 years. It is a supplement to a similar program, "SMART Moves," aimed at prevention of drug abuse and premature sexual activity. The Act SMART prevention team should consist of a staff facilitator certified by the American Red Cross as an HIV/AIDS instructor, youth peer leaders, and community volunteers. The program incorporates age-appropriate participatory learning activities, and it emphasizes sexual abstinence, not using drugs, and not sharing needles as the most effective ways to prevent HIV infection. For those already engaging in sexual activity, it provides information on condom use and HIV/AIDS prevention. Overall program goals are to increase knowledge, examine personal risk behaviors and choices, develop the skills needed to practice and maintain healthy behaviors, and increase comfort when interacting with HIV positive or AIDS infected persons. Unit 1 focuses on emphasizing healthy behaviors and positive feelings about oneself for children ages 6 to 9 years. Unit 2 focuses on making healthy decisions and examines risk-taking behavior for pre-teens ages 10-13 years. Unit 3 offers a comprehensive skills approach to HIV/AIDS prevention for adolescents ages 14-17 years. Implementation strategies suggest involving the Boards of the American Red Cross Chapters and the local chapters of the Boys and Girls Clubs, peer leaders, and parents with in-service community training by a certified HIV/AIDS instructor. Appendices provide general information, sample letters, glossary, and activity suggestions. (NAV)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Activity Units, Curriculum Guides, Educational Games, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Health Education, Health Promotion, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Maturity (Individuals), Physical Health, Prevention, Secondary School Students, Teaching Guides
Mosby Lifeline, 11830 Westline Industrial Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141 (Stock Number 654446).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: American National Red Cross, Washington, DC.; Boys and Girls Clubs of America, New York, NY.