The HIV Prevention Education Program at the Department of Education provides annual training and technical assistance to school administrative units and youth-serving agencies on the issues surrounding HIV.
The Department supports the implementation of researched, evidence-based HIV prevention curricula by offering no cost resources, training and implementation grants. These curricula have been shown to be effective in reducing adolescent HIV risk behaviors.
Program Goal: Decrease the incidence of risk behaviors associated with HIV, STDs, and unplanned pregnancy among school-aged youth.
Strategies used to accomplish goal:
- Increase communication on the need for a renewed focus on adolescent HIV, STDs, and unwanted pregnancy prevention
- Provide professional development and technical assistance
- Engage youth HIV teams in an HIV prevention process
- Strengthen partnerships with departments and youth-serving agencies
- Deliver trainings on how to reach youth at disproportionate risk for HIV, STDs, and unwanted pregnancy
Revised: Sep. 17, 2012