ERIC Number: ED422451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Protecting Youth, Preventing AIDS: A Guide for Effective High School HIV Prevention Programs.
Freudenberg, Nicholas; Radosh, Alice
This guidebook is for school administrators, teachers, health care workers, parents, and students who want to help their schools prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and unwanted pregnancy among young people. The experience in more than 120 high schools in New York City has been the basis for the guide, which was developed with the help of evaluation results from the New York City Public High School's AIDS Education and Condom Availability Program. The following issues are addressed in chapters of the report: (1) defining the aims of a high school HIV prevention program; (2) involving students, parents, teachers, and school officials in planning; (3) establishing components of an effective HIV prevention program, including classroom instruction, peer education, parent participation, and health information; (4) developing policies supporting prevention and implementing a school HIV/AIDS prevention program; (5) meeting the needs of various populations, such as young women, gay and lesbian students, students with disabilities, and recent immigrants; and (6) linking the HIV prevention program to other school and community services. The final chapter provides a list of resources to help establish an effective program. These include 28 organizations, 12 hotlines, 2 Web sites, and publications of the New York City High School AIDS Evaluation Consortium. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.