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Appendix VI: Resource list

 

This resource list covers examples of information and educational materials on sexual health and HIV/AIDS that you can order. Some organizations carry their own resource lists which they will send you on request. You can then choose which materials would be most appropriate for your culture and community. Some material is available free of charge and, where possible, this is indicated.

This list is not exhaustive and, for the English version of this manual, focuses on publications in English.

The resource pack Working with young people on sexual health and HIV/AIDS (see: resource guides) was of great help when selecting the materials which we think might interest you.

The list covers:


Materials developed and published by the community health and social welfare department of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Training manuals

Books and comics for young people

Videos

Teaching tools and games

Newsletters

Suggested reading

Resource guides

Web sites


Material developed and published by the community health and social welfare department of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

An Introduction to Sexual Health

A handbook designed for people who train trainers in health topics and those who are engaged in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programmes. It provides a starting point to deal with sensitive issues raised by discussions on sexual health.

Developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Red Cross, 1995.

Price: 20 Swiss francs + shipping.

Caring for People with AIDS at Home

A small manual for volunteers who want to help families who are taking care of a person affected by HIV. Advice is given in a simple and straightforward way. Developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Red Cross, 1993.

Price: 5 Swiss francs + shipping.

AIDS, Health and Human Rights

A manual designed to explore and strengthen a practical working relationship between public health and human rights fields. It identifies why this relationship is essential for preventing HIV infection and for caring for HIV-infected people and people with AIDS. Developed in collaboration with the Fran�ois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Price: 20 Swiss francs + shipping.

Caring About AIDS – The Common Ground

Award-winning film about the response of four different communities to the AIDS epidemic.

Made in partnership with the World Council of Churches, the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the American Red Cross.

1990, 37 minutes, VHS, PAL, SECAM or NTSC, 30 Swiss francs. Available in English, French and Spanish.

All the above material can be ordered from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, PO Box 372, 1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland. E-mail: guidera@ifrc.org

Training manuals

Red Cross/Red Crescent publications

The following manuals can be ordered from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Friends Tell Friends, a Peer-based HIV/AIDS Curriculum for Blue Collar and White Collar Workers

Program on AIDS, Thai Red Cross Society, 1996 (reprinted 1998). A manual designed to facilitate the training of people working in both the manufacturing (blue collar) and service (white-collar) industries in health promotion. It emphasizes basic health care, HIV/AIDS/STD and non-formal counselling as well as personal capacity building.

Handbook on Youth, Health and Welfare

Indonesian Red Cross Society, 1996.

A manual developed for peer educators to educate youth in their community on youth health and welfare, focusing on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.

Life and Happiness, Training Manual on Health, HIV/AIDS/STDs

Cambodian Red Cross.

Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. Myanmar training manual. A community-based approach for youth and women.

UNICEF, in collaboration with the Thai Red Cross Society’s Program on AIDS, 1995. Manual designed to facilitate training of youth and married women in health promotion. It emphasizes reproductive health and HIV/AIDS/STD as well as personal capacity building.

Protect yourself, your friends and your family from HIV/AIDS. Prevention training manual for youth peer education.

Yunnan Red Cross, China Red Cross, 1997.

Together we can – Peer Educator’s Manual

Together we can – Activity Kit

Jamaica Red Cross, 1994.

Youth, Way of Life, Health Manual for training in sexual and reproductive health for young people.

Vietnam Red Cross Society, 1996.

A ‘recipe book’ with activities, designed to be used by young facilitators of workshops on peer education in the community.

Others

AIDS Education for Student Youth, a Training Manual

An excellent trainer’s training manual, with emphasis on peer education, developed by the ‘Universities Talk AIDS’ (UTA) in coordination with the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ministry of Human Resource Development of India. Aimed at student youth in higher education system, it offers a variety of participatory games and exercises.

July 1993, Delhi, India.

For more information, contact: Programme Advisor’s Cell, National Service Scheme, 12/11, Jamnagar House, New Delhi-110011, India.

AIDS Working with Young People

P. Aggleton, C. Horsley, I. Warwick and T. Wilton

Training manual for use with young people aged 14 and over in youth clubs, training schemes and schools. Includes exercises and games introduced by a background text which gives an overview of the medical and social aspects of AIDS as well as advice on HIV/AIDS education.

1993 (revised edition), 162 pages, UKŁ 18.95 (within UK) and UKŁ 25.00 (elsewhere).

Order from: AVERT, PO Box 91, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 7YR, United Kingdom.

Choices, a guide for young people

Gill Gordon

Choices is a guide for young people growing up in Africa. It focuses on sexual health and happy relationships and concentrates on the limited choices faced by many young people, particularly girls. It is aimed at young people aged between 10 and 24, but can also be a useful tool for anyone who is helping young people to grow up. 1999, 126 pages, ISBN 0 333 68746 9.

Order from: MacMillan Education Ltd, Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hants., United Kingdom.

Exploring healthy sexuality

C. Jewitt

Manual aimed at youth workers with little training in sex education. Developed for use in the UK, but adaptable for use elsewhere. 1994, 95 pages, ISBN: 0 903289 80 6, UKŁ 14.99.

Order from: Family Planning Association England, 2-12 Pentonville Road, London N1 9FP, United Kingdom.

It’s Only Right. A Practical Guide to Learning about the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Susan Fountain

A guide intended for youth group leaders and teachers working with young people aged 13 and older, offering a range of activities that will help children get to know their rights and to help them plan action on a rights issue.

1993, English and French.

Order from: UNICEF, Education for Development Section, Three United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA.

Let’s Teach About AIDS

A series of six practical booklets developed in southern Africa for use by AIDS educators describing participatory learning exercises that can be used with adults and young people. Practical activities and ideas cover a range of issues, including how to use visual tools, drama and evaluation techniques.

1992, English and Kiswahili, free to developing countries, UKŁ 10.00 elsewhere.

Order from: English version: Healthlink Worldwide, 29-35 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JB, United Kingdom.

Kiswahili version: Kuleana, PO Box 536, Mwanza, Tanzania. E-mail: kuleana@tan2.healthnet.org

Life planning education: a youth development program

A curriculum containing over 200 educational exercises dealing with young people’s sexual and reproductive development, values, self-esteem, decision-making, sexuality, violence, risk reduction and job training.

Aimed primarily at youth in North America but adaptable for use in developing countries. Spanish and Portuguese editions are adapted for use in Latin America. 1995 (revised edition), 594 pages, English, Portuguese and Spanish, US$ 44.95.

Order from: Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005, USA. E-mail: advocates@internet.mei

Puppets for Health

Gill Gordon

An excellent and easy-to-understand guide which describes many ways of making puppets and using them as part of a health promotion programme. Encourages community involvement and group participation.

Order from: MacMillan Education Ltd, Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hants., United Kingdom.

School health education to prevent AIDS and STD: A resource package for curriculum planners

World Health Organization/UNESCO

This package includes a handbook for curriculum planners, a teachers’ guide and a manual for students with 53 activities on communication skills, safer sex and HIV/AIDS.

Designed to be adaptable for local use.

1994, 18 Swiss francs (12.60 Swiss francs for developing countries).

Order from: World Health Organization, Documentation Centre, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. E-mail: publications@who.org

Stepping Stones, a training package on HIV/AIDS, gender issues, communication and relationship skills

A. Welbourn

Stepping Stones consists of a 240-page manual with numerous exercises involving role play and other participatory methods of group learning, and a 70-minute workshop video, filmed in Uganda, consisting of 15 short clips to stimulate group discussion. Stepping Stones is designed to help trainers and community groups organize a workshop to enable women and men of all ages to explore their social, sexual and psychological needs and to practice different ways of addressing their relationships. It is intended mainly for use in sub-Saharan Africa, but is also being successfully adapted by users in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the USA. 1995, English/French, UKŁ 55 (manual +video, including postage).

Order from: Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC), PO Box 49, St. Albans, Herts AL1 5TX, United Kingdom.

Understanding STDs: Information for Pacific Island students.

A manual for secondary school students discussing STD including HIV. Includes exercises on communication skills. Designed for the Pacific Islands but can be used elsewhere.

1993, English and French, free to Pacific Islands, US$ 5.00 elsewhere.

Order from: South Pacific Commission, BP D5, 98848 Noumea Codex, New Caledonia.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. An International Save the Children Alliance training kit.

Order from: Publications Sale, Save the Children (UK), 17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD, United Kingdom. Fax: +44 171 708 2508

Working with Uncertainty

H. Dixon and P. Gordon

A handbook for those involved in training on HIV/AIDS. Includes activities and methodologies for training, with suggestions for dealing with cultural issues and practical considerations.

Second edition 1990, English, UKŁ 12.00 plus UKŁ 2.50 postage.

Order from: FPA Bookshop, 27-35 Mortimer Street, London W1N 7RJ, United Kingdom.

Books and comics for young people

Bodytalk: in the age of AIDS

Produced in Zimbabwe by the National AIDS Control Programme and UNICEF. A magazine for young people that discusses issues about love and relationships and answers questions for teenagers about sexual health concerns.

1995, English, Ndebele and Shona, free of charge.

Order from: UNICEF Zimbabwe, PO Box 1250, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Healthy living, healthy loving

J. Hampton

A book written for teenagers in Africa. It answers common questions on relationships, reproductive and sexual health and includes a guide to a healthy lifestyle.

1987, London, MacMillan, 181 pages, UKŁ 5.95.

Order from: a bookshop.

I need to know

A series of five photo-comics dealing with adolescence and sexuality from the perspective of a young Botswanan woman. Photos and stories were developed in Botswana and discuss many of the dilemmas that young women and men face in urban and rural areas.

1985-1995, 115 pages, single copies free on request.

Order from: Ministry of Health, Family Health Division, PO Box 992, Gabarone, Botswana.

Jo

Derib

Very attractive comic, targeted mainly at European youth between the ages of 14 and 20 (but also distributed widely elsewhere), this comic book tells the story of Jocelyn, a young girl who has contracted HIV. 1991, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Romansh and Danish, special rate for the International Federation: 8 Swiss francs.

Order from: Community Health and Social Welfare Department,

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, PO Box 372, CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland.

Learn more about health: a book for primary schools

An illustrated information book for primary-school children. An elderly man in the community teaches young children about HIV transmission, how to care for people with AIDS who are sick, and addresses issues of discrimination.

1993, 26 pages, free in Kenya (elsewhere, contact Plan International).

Order from: Plan International, Chobham House, Christchurch Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 1JG, United Kingdom.

Pacific Wize, Comics 1 and 2

Comics written and drawn by young people that discuss the attitudes of young men and women in the South Pacific and provide information on HIV transmission and prevention.

Free to Pacific Islands, US$ 1.00 each elsewhere.

Order from: South Pacific Commission, BP D5, 98848 Noumea Codex, New Caledonia.

Roxy, Life, love and sex in the nineties

A photo-comic or photonovella, produced by The Story Cycle as a component of a larger school AIDS education programme of the Medical Research Council. It gives young people the opportunity to explore issues such as peer pressure, poor self-image, ignorance and lack of consciousness about the importance of control over one’s own body. It also treats the different attitudes of young people towards AIDS and sex. Young people were involved in the development of this comic.

1994, 40 pages, Rand 9.95 (reductions available for bulk orders).

Order from: MacMillan Boleswa Publishers Ltd., PO Box 32484, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Videos

Consequences

A film about teenage pregnancy made in Zimbabwe and now seen by millions of people around Africa. Summary of the story: Rita is a young woman who is planning to stay at school and study. She finds out that she is pregnant and has to face the consequences. Contains discussion guidelines.

1989, 54 minutes, VHS/PAL/NTSC/SECAM and 16 mm film.

Available in English, French, Ndebele, Setswana, Shona, Swahili and Zulu.

US$ 69.00 (video), US$ 495 (film) plus postage – US$ 20.00 discount for African agencies.

Order from: Development through Self-Reliance, Inc., 9111 Guildford Road, Columbia, MD 21046, USA.

or Media for Development Trust, 135 Union Ave, PO Box 6755, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Don’t Forget Sherrie

Video and accompanying participant workbook and leader’s guide, developed by the American Red Cross.

Set in inner-city USA, the video deals with fears and common misconceptions that many young people have about AIDS.

1990, 30 minutes, NTSC, English, US$ 15.00. Participant workbooks cost US$ 5.00 (package of 10); leaders guide US$2.00 (plus postage).

Order from: American Red Cross, Office of HIV/AIDS Education, 431 18th Street, Washington DC 20006, USA, or through your National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society.

In Our Own Words: Teens and AIDS

Jeanne Blake

A video in which five young people speak out about AIDS. Each of the young people was infected as a teenager through unprotected sex. They address denial, living with HIV, alcohol ands its potential link to HIV, postponing sexual activity, condom use and the importance of making healthy decisions. Includes an educator’s discussion guide.

20 minutes, 1995, US$ 99.00 (plus $5.00 shipping).

Also available in Spanish: En nuestras propias palabras, los jovenes y el SIDA.

Order from: Media Works, Inc., PO Box 15597, Kenmore Station, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

It’s not easy

Film produced in Uganda and edited in Zimbabwe, with the help of several African writers and experts.

Summary of the story: Suna is a successful businessman. His life changes when his newborn son is found to be infected with HIV. He realizes that he has infected his family. In a first impulse his employer, co-workers and neighbours persecute Suna and his family.

1991, 48 minutes, English, VHS, NTSC, PAL and 16 mm film.

Order from: Development through Self-Reliance (DSR), Inc., 9111 Guildford Road, Columbia, MD 21046, USA.

or Media for Development Trust, 135 Union Ave, PO Box 6755, Harare, Zimbabwe.

or DSR-Kenya Office, PO Box 38941, Nairobi, Kenya.

Karate Kids I

Adventure cartoon designed to encourage discussion about health and AIDS among street youth. The story deals with day-to-day survival and focuses on the threat of sexual exploitation. Comes with a handbook for educators and a pocket comic book.

Karate Kids II

Adventure cartoon for street youth dealing with substance abuse. It discusses the range of situations young people are exposed to, including drugs, alcohol and glue, and looks at strategies for avoiding substance abuse. Aimed at young people aged 8 to 14.

1990, available in 17 languages, VHS/PAL/NTSC/SECAM.

Each package (1 video, 1 handbook, 6 copies of the comic book) costs US$ 39.95 (incl. shipping), US$ 20.00 discount for African organizations, free for groups who cannot afford to pay, requiring a letter explaining the nature of their work and why payment is not possible.

Order from: Street Kids International, 55 The Esplanade, Suite 202, Toronto M5E 1A7, Ontario, Canada.

More Time

More Time is the story of what happens to a township girl when she realizes that falling in love is not so simple. In a time of AIDS, teenagers like Thandi have to change the way they think and feel about sex and sexuality. This film (which won three awards) appeals to teenagers as well as to parents who are afraid of what the future holds for their children.

90 minutes, available in English, Setswana and Swahili, VHS, NTCS and PAL. US$ 79 with a US$ 20 discount for African agencies.

Produced by Media for Development Trust, Zimbabwe.

Order from: DSR Inc, 9111Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046, USA.

No Rubber, No Way

Made for street youth in Brazil, this video deals with the basic facts on HIV/AIDS, including the attitudes of street youth on the subject. It is narrated by an energetic street youth with interviews of young people living on the street.

1992, 27 minutes, Portuguese, VHS/PAL/NTSC, no charge. Version with English or Spanish subtitles available.

Order from: Centro de Criacao de Imagem Popular (CECIP), Rua Senador Dantas 80, Salsa 201, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Outside Brazil: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 525 23rd Street NW, Washington DC 20037, USA.

Staying Alive

Staying Alive is a 26-minute documentary created jointly by MTV, the World Bank and UNAIDS. It features the lives of six young people in different countries (Brazil, Zambia, Ukraine, Netherlands, India and USA) as they are affected by HIV/AIDS. 1998, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Mandarin and Italian.

PAL, NTSC, SECAM.

Order from: UNAIDS, 20 avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. E-mail: unaids@unaids.org

Strategies for Hope

In addition to a series of booklets, published by the British NGO Action Aid (see Suggested reading), three videos have also been made:

HIV/AIDS Counseling: The TASO Experience. About counselling, care and support for people with HIV/AIDS.

The purpose of this video is to help train volunteers and professionals in the attitudes and skills required becoming an HIV/AIDS counsellor.

1997, 30 minutes, PAL/NTSC/SECAM, English, French, Swahili, UKŁ 18 for charitable organizations, UKŁ 30 for others.

The Orphan Generation. Community-based care and support for children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda. This video focuses on the struggles of one Ugandan village to cope with the deepening orphan crisis.

1992, 50 minutes, PAL/NTSC/SECAM, English, French, Swahili, UKŁ 25 for charitable organizations, UKŁ 35 for others.

Under the Mupundu Tree. Volunteers in home care for people with HIV/AIDS and TB in Zambia’s Copperbelt. This video describes how community volunteers play a front-line role in TB control and home care for people with HIV/AIDS in some of Zambia’s poorest urban areas.

1999, 35 minutes, PAL/NTSC, English, UKŁ 25 for charitable organizations, UKŁ 35 for others.

Order from: Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC), PO Box 49, St. Albans, Herts AL1 5TX, United Kingdom. Web site: http://www.stratshope.org, e-mail: talcuk@btinternet.com

The Faces of AIDS

This video documents the lives of people with HIV infection and AIDS in Africa. It does not present facts and figures about the current spread of AIDS in Africa. It is rather designed to help to challenge stereotypes about people with AIDS and raise new questions for viewers regarding African solidarity in the face of the epidemic.

Accompanied by a leaflet with discussion guidelines. 20 minutes, English, VHS/PAL, US$ 19.95. Produced by Family Health International and AIDSCAP.

Order from: Media for Development International, PO Box 281, Columbia, MD 21045, USA. Fax: + 1 410 730 –8322.

or DSR Inc., 9111 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046, USA.

Unmasking AIDS

Describes how theatre, puppets, and masks can be used to educate young people about HIV/AIDS. A group of young English people explore, through participatory learning, the facts about AIDS and improvise some issues confronting young people, such as how to persuade a partner to use a condom, using puppets, masks and role plays. 1991, 43 minutes, English and French, VHS/PAL, UKŁ 30.00 for Europe and North America, UK 20.00 for developing countries, for video and two guides.

Order from: International Planned Parenthood Federation, Regent’s College, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LQ, United Kingdom.

UK orders available from: Hygia Communications Ltd, Video Sales, PO Box 11, Bromley BRZ RW, United Kingdom.

Young Canadians Talk about AIDS

Young people talk in both English and French about their thoughts and feelings relating to AIDS. The video also includes pictures painted by the young people showing how prejudice affects the lives of people with HIV/AIDS. The video shows a good method to encourage discussion amongst youth group members. 8 minutes, VHS, PAL, produced by the Canadian Red Cross, Can$ 30 plus shipping.

Order from: Cancross Communications, Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa, Canada.

Teaching tools

Family planning, STDs, and AIDS flannelgraphs

Pictures printed on flannel, which can be cut out and displayed on a flannel-board to stimulate discussion and involve groups in defining problems and identifying solutions. An accompanying manual suggests ways the pictures can be used, and provides information about HIV/AIDS, STD and family planning. Flannelgraphs are easy to carry, can be reused many times, and can be added to and adapted to meet the needs of the people using them.

55 pages + 5 flannel sheets, UKŁ 19.50 plus postage.

Order from: Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC), PO Box 49, St. Albans, Herts AL1 5TX, United Kingdom.

Web site: http://www.stratshope.org, e-mail: talcuk@btinternet.com

Newsletters

Straight Talk

A newsletter targeted at young people and written by young people, addressing issues of AIDS, safer sex and young people’s sexual health concerns.

Produced in partnership with UNICEF in Uganda, and also distributed in other parts of East Africa.

Published six times a year; free to family planning and public health professionals.

Order from: Straight Talk Foundation, 44 Bukoto Street, Kamwokya, PO Box 22366, Kampala, Uganda, e-mail: strtalk@imul.com, or strtalk@swiftuganda.com

Trendsetters

A monthly newsletter in Zambia for young people and written by young people. In a very entertaining style, it addresses issues of sexuality, HIV and other STD, relationships, and how to make responsible decisions.

Published with the support of Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs (USA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Order from: Trendsetters, 2397 Longolongo Road, PO Box 37230, Lusaka, Zambia, e-mail: trends@zamnet.zm

Suggested reading

AIDS Epidemic Update

UNAIDS, in collaboration with WHO, publishes every December a global summary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with regional statistics and features.

Order from: UNAIDS/WHO, 20 avenue Appia, CH -1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland or visit the UNAIDS home page on the Internet: http://www.unaids.org

How to Create an Effective Peer Education Project

A handbook developed by AIDSCAP’s Behavior Change Communication Unit. Provides practical guidelines for planning and implementing a peer education project and creates awareness of potential difficulties.

Order from: Family Health International, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, Durham NC 27709, USA.

Peer to peer: Youth preventing HIV infection together

A booklet for youth workers that looks at the potential of peer education for risk reduction and HIV prevention. It offers tips in starting a programme, involving young people, securing funding and evaluation as well as some models of peer education programmes.

1993, 24 pages, US$ 6.00.

Order from: Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005, USA. E-mail: advocates@internet.mei

Strategies for Hope

The Strategies for Hope series, a project of the British NGO Action Aid, aims to promote positive thinking and practical action in the field of HIV/AIDS care, support and prevention, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. It consists of a series of booklets, 25 to 40 pages in length, which describe innovative community-based forms of AIDS prevention, care and counselling. The series has also produced three videos (see Videos) and the training package Stepping Stones (see Training manuals).

Most booklets are available in English and French.

Price per copy is UKŁ 2.50 to 3.50 (including postage worldwide). Organizations in sub-Saharan African countries, unable to pay in foreign currency, may request copies free of charge.

Order from: Teaching at Low Cost (TALC), PO Box 49, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5TX, United Kingdom.

UNAIDS ‘Best Practice’ Collection

UNAIDS publishes a series of booklets with case studies, such as:

AIDS education through Imams, a spiritually motivated community effort in Uganda (1998); Comfort and Hope, six case studies on mobilizing family and community care for and by people with HIV/AIDS (1999); Knowledge is power, Voluntary HIV counselling and testing in Uganda (1999); and Reducing Girls’ Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. The Thai approach (1999).

Order from: UNAIDS, 20 avenue Appia, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. e-mail: unaids@unaids.org

Youth HIV/AIDS Peer Education – Exploring Issues and Strategies

American Red Cross, HIV/AIDS Monograph #4, 1993.

Publication written for Red Cross staff and volunteers. Offers basic information on peer education (identifies the benefits as well as the drawbacks and limitations) and gives ideas and suggestions when starting a youth peer education programme.

Resource guides

Essential AIDS Information Resources

Contains a list of more than 120 resources with brief description and full details on how to obtain them. Much of the material is available free or at low cost, and in a number of different languages. First published in 1994. An updated, revised edition for the end of 1999.

Order from: Healthlink Worldwide, 29-35 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JB, United Kingdom.

Working with young people on sexual health and HIV/AIDS

Designed for youth workers and educators working with socially-apart youth, but very useful as well for a broader public.

Contains lists of resources and contacts that can help educators network with each other and share information and suggests ways that these resources can be modified and adapted to suit specific needs. Includes some actual examples of games and activities that can be adapted and used to help young people make healthier and safer choices.

First published in 1993. Revised in 1996.

Free to developing countries. UKŁ 5.00 / US$ 10.00 (includes postage) elsewhere.

Order from: Healthlink Worldwide, 29-35 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JB, United Kingdom.

or Centro Brasileiro de Defensa dos Direitos da Crianca e do Adolescente (SOS Crainaca), Caixa Postal 4884, Ag, Central, CEP 20 100, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil.

Information, education and communication materials for African youth workers: A resource guide

Lists over 50 booklets, posters, audio and visual aids and manuals produced in Africa for African audiences. Aimed at youth and adults and covers issues such as adolescent development, sexuality, contraception, STD prevention and harmful traditional practices.

The guide provides ordering information and tips for adapting these and other materials or creating new ones.

1994, English and French, 80 pages, free to NGOs and national organizations in developing countries, US$ 12.95 elsewhere.

Order from: Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005, USA. E-mail: advocates@internet.mei

Web sites

TeenAIDS-PeerCorps http://www.teenaids-peercorps.com

Medical advice and peer counselling; video selections of adolescents living with HIV/AIDS and young people concerned about sex in the 1990s; images of PeerCorps training sessions around the world; a resource site for AIDS educators, schools and parents interested in influencing teenagers’ high-risk behaviours; the latest information on the AIDS pandemic among teenagers.

UNAIDS http://www.unaids.org

Besides information on the organization, it includes up-to-date information on the spread of the epidemic (by country). News and current events about AIDS (press releases, conferences, etc.). List of /details of UNAIDS publications.

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