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NCJ Number: 136399 Find in a Library
Title: Health Education for Staff and Inmates: Can We Afford Not to Teach It?
Journal: American Jails  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:(March/April 1992)  Pages:18-20
Author(s): D Donaldson
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 3
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article recounts the implementation and ongoing development of the AIDS education program organized in the spring of 1988 in the Arlington County (Virginia) Detention Center.
Abstract: The National Institute of Justice suggested guidelines for dealing with all aspects of AIDS in a correctional setting and the recent National Commission on AIDS report on "HIV Disease in Correctional Facilities" provide the basis for Arlington County's AIDS education program. The program began with a weekly one- to two-hour live presentation for each male and female intake unit which could include a video, slides or pictures, and a question and answer period. A discussion of other sexually transmitted diseases was incorporated after 6 months. Once the local health department provided a 24-hour per week AIDS outreach worker at the beginning of 1989, a 6-to-8-week health education module was designed for 20 to 30 inmates. The AIDS outreach worker has expanded his program to include a focus on behavorial change, individual counseling, and other relevant health issues. 4 notes
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Inmate preventive health education
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; Behavior modification; Sexually transmitted diseases; Virginia
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