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ERIC Number: ED422285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-24
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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All Individuals Deserve Support: Collaborating To Prevent HIV/AIDS among Homeless Youth.
Sherman, Nancy E.
All Individuals Deserve Support (AIDS) is a collaborative prevention program between graduate students in a Community/Agency Counseling program and the Children's Home Homeless Youth Program in Peoria, Illinois. Graduate students developed a comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention program for homeless youth as a class project. Project design involved: assessing the needs of the target population; developing prevention activities; implementing the program; and evaluating the program. Students worked in cooperative groups throughout the program. They collected information of such programs via the Internet and more traditional sources. Guest speakers addressed the class on the topic of interest. Students developed interview questions and interviewed the case managers who worked most closely with the homeless youth. The interviews indicated that case managers were very concerned about their clients' unprotected sexual activity and attitudes toward casual sex. Case managers noted that the most effective types of programs were highly interactive and had meaning for daily living challenges. Students implemented the program with clients from the Homeless Youth Program. To support the case managers, students developed a resource library, conducted inservice training for direct service providers, and offered a psychoeducational group for clients on self-esteem and assertiveness. Each aspect of the program was evaluated via activity logs, portfolios, and participant feedback. Both case managers and clients considered the program very good and very helpful. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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