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The Abstinence and Contraception Education Storehouse (ACES)
Investigators: Josefina J. Card, Shobana Raghupathy & Charles Klein
ACES is an online library of multimedia activities and exercises that can be used to enhance behavioral skills training in teen sexual risk reduction interventions. The goal is to enable teachers and practitioners to improve program delivery by using these activities to supplement existing interventions, and consequently promote active youth engagement and involvement. ACES has two components: (1) The Youth Activities Library (YAL) (2) The Teacher Training Library (TTL) The activities in the Youth Activities Library are aimed at youth and include multimedia audio-visual presentations, role-play demonstrations, group discussion activities, video clips, quizzes and polls, as well as traditional classroom exercises, handouts, and homework assignments. The library also includes classroom presentation materials that provide factual information on HIV/AIDS and STD awareness (incidence, prevalence, modes of STI transmission etc.). These activities in the YAL are arranged into 40 separate modules, with each module focusing on the following themes in the area of teen HIV/AIDS/STDS and pregnancy prevention: Refusal skills and resistance to peer pressure Assessing risks/using safety skills Stress management/ conflict resolution Dating and relationship decisions Negotiation skills/contraception use HIV/AIDS/STD awareness Safe sex practices Abstinence/delaying sexual activity Sexual orientation Buying contraception Condom demonstration Parent-child communication To help teachers use these modules, ACES also includes tutorials for teacher training. The ACES Teacher Training Library (TTL) is aimed at teachers and will train teachers and practitioners by offering video demonstrations in conducting role plays, group discussions and general classroom management strategies.
Tools for Building Culturally Competent HIV Prevention Programs (CC)
Investigators: Julie Solomon, Jacqueline Berman, Laura Lessard, Diana Dull Akers, Angela Amarillas, Megan Bunch, & Josefina J. Card
In the fight to reduce the spread of HIV, addressing the specific HIV-related needs of diverse cultural groups is becoming increasingly important. Tools for Building Culturally Competent Prevention Programs is designed to help HIV prevention professionals who are planning, implementing, or evaluating programs to increase the cultural competence and effectiveness of HIV prevention efforts in their local communities. The Tools website is divided into Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Toolkits. Each Toolkit comprises a set of research-based, practitioner-friendly resources, including: Key Concepts, which summarize in plain language the important concepts and practices in effective, culturally competent HIV prevention programming. Interactive elements within the Key Concept webpages help reinforce the concepts with concrete examples. Tools, which are user-friendly MSWord checklists and worksheets that facilitate culturally competent programming. The user can type directly into each document and save it for future use. Other Resources, which include "tales from the field"--true stories of how the key concepts have been put into practice in real-world prevention settings--and links to additional relevant resources available through the Internet. The web site also contains an introductory section that provides an overview of the concepts of culture and cultural competence, and their relevance for HIV prevention programming. The site also offers a glossary of all the terms used in the site.
Wise Guys Training Modules
Investigators: Alejandra Moreno, Lucy Baden & Josefina J. Card
These multimedia, interactive training modules will help you train for and implement Wise Guys: A Male-Oriented Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The Wise Guys program is designed to prevent adolescent pregnancy by teaching adolescent males self-responsibility in the areas of sexual development, decision-making, and relationships. The Wise Guys program is a weekly, 10-session group intervention for adolescent males that is delivered by a staff educator. Each session is approximately 45 to 60 minutes long. The program may be offered in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, school athletic programs, faith-based institutions, juvenile detention center, and other community sites. The Wise Guys training contains 7 modules, and covers important information and skills for facilitators. The modules contain videos, quizzes, and interactive learning exercises. Over the course of the training, the modules cover topics such as: program background and information; the original implementation of the program; facilitation and discussion tips; and decision-making.
mDOT Training Modules
Investigators: Emily Newman & Josefina J. Card
These multimedia, interactive training modules will help you train for and implement the mDOT Program: For Individuals Receiving Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). The mDOT Program aims to increase adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for individuals living with HIV/AIDS through peer-provided directly observed therapy. The program significantly increased adherence to HAART at 6-week, 6-month, and 1-year follow ups and significantly increased the number of program participants achieving more than 90% adherence after 6 months. The mDOT training contains 8 modules, each approximately 5-10 minutes long, and covers important information and skills for mDOT facilitators. The modules contain videos, quizzes, and interactive learning exercises. Over the course of the training, the modules cover topics such as: program background and information; the original implementation(s) of the program; strategies to increase adherence; and adapting the program for your context.