Rikers Health Advocacy Program (RHAP)
This program, originally developed for use with incarcerated male adolescent
drug users between 16 and 18 years of age, consists of four one hour small
group sessions focusing on health education issues, particularly HIV/AIDS.
Adapting techniques of Problem Solving Therapy, the facilitator guides eight-person
groups in discussing the following topics: general health, HIV and AIDS, drug
abuse and its consequences, sexual behavior, health and AIDS-risk behaviors,
and strategies for seeking health and social services. Active learning is emphasized,
with opportunities for youths to define high-risk attitudes and behaviors,
suggest alternative actions, and engage in role play and rehearsal activities.
A field study of the curriculum compared the attitudes and behaviors of RHAP
participants with those of a control group of teens, selected from a waiting
list for the program. Both samples were predominantly African-American and
Hispanic. Following the intervention, program participants were more likely
to use condoms during intercourse, compared to the comparison group of teens. View
more detailed information on this program.
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