Rikers Health Advocacy Program (RHAP)
Curriculum Source: www.socio.com
Main Message: This program is designed to produce problem-solving skills for HIV/AIDS prevention among high-risk youth, particularly drug users and youth in correctional facilities. The program focuses on problem orientation, defining and formulating a problem, generating alternative solutions, decision making, and implementing a solution.
Target Population: Males who are in correctional facility settings ages 16-19 years old.
Length: Two week intervention with two one-hour group sessions each week for a total of four sessions.
Program Size: Small group sessions with eight participants per same sex group leader.
- Group discussion and lectures.
- Sexuality/STD/HIV/AIDS education.
- Self-efficacy, self-esteem, and behavioral skills development are taught.
- Contraceptive education along with STD/HIV/AIDS prevention methods.