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Training, Teaching and Learning Materials - HIV/AIDS

International Clearinghouse on Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Prevention, UNESCO IBE: Global Content Bank
The International Clearinghouse on Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Education (external link) focuses on collecting, analysing and disseminating information on education for the prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS at the school level (primary, secondary and teacher education). Of priority interest are official curriculum documents from around the world (plans, frameworks, teaching materials). A databank of curriculum materials and processes forms an integral part of the site. Criteria for curriculum appraisal are being completed and a system for evaluating and disseminating good practice as an integral part of the Clearinghouse facility is being developed.

Action with Youth: HIV/AIDS and STD, A training manual for young people. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2000.
A resource package of educational activities with young people in their mid-teens and older.  Designed to help young people working with other young people to set up an effective HIV/AIDS health promotion programme.  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, PO Box 372, CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland. Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic Price: CHF 20.00  http://www.ifrc.org (external link).

The AIDS Badge Curriculum (WAGGGS, UNAIDS, ICASO)
Curriculum and fact sheets designed to provide girls and young women with important HIV/AIDS and sexual health information; organized according to age (10-12, 13-15, 15+).  Developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.  Includes: Student activities, Skills building, Information, and Teachers' manual.  See: The AIDS Badge Curriculum (external link).

Get the Facts: A Flipchart for Adolescents. Family Care International.
Flipchart with developed by Family Care International and IPPF/Africa Region to help generate discussion, provide accurate information and stimulate actions related to healthy relationships, improving communication with parents, condom negotiation, HIV/AIDS, STIs and other important reproductive health issues for adolescents.  Order from:  Family Care International, 588 Broadway, Suite 503, New York, NY 10012  http://www.familycareintl.org/ (external link).

HIV & AIDS: Mentor's Information and Activity Book. UNICEF-OLS (Southern Sudan), 2003.
This booklet is an example of Life Skills-Based Education materials that are used in emergency situations, especially for children and young people who are vulnerable to sexual abuse and rape. While the materials are intended for an audience (ages 10 and up in Southern Sudan, the core content of the material is universally applicable and the materials can be adapted to a particular situation.

The booklet has two parts: 1) Background Information and Activities for Mentors, and 2) Learners Activities.

HIV & AIDS: poster story.  UNICEF-OLS, 2003.

HIV & AIDS: poster - caring.  UNICEF-OLS, 2003.

HIV & AIDS: poster - rape victim.  UNICEF-OLS, 2003.

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: A Kit of Ideas for Youth Organizations. UNESCO, UNAIDS.
HIV/AIDS and Human Rights - Young People in Action (external link).  This kit presents ideas for youth action on human rights and HIV/AIDS, and has a section on Education and Communication.

HIV/AIDS Prevention Education: Teacher's Guide. UNICEF China, 2001.
This guide is intended as a Life Skills education manual for teachers of junior and high school, with the aim of developing long-term, continuous educational activities in secondary schools.  The manual contains four units with activities and compiles training materials on AIDS prevention from China and abroad.

Learning about HIV/AIDS in Primary School. UNICEF 2002.
UNICEF has selected and sequenced over 60 life skills-based lessons to teach primary schoolchildren about HIV/AIDS; caring for people living with HIV/AIDS; and stopping stigma & discrimination. The lessons have been organized into a sample curriculum of 5 learning units.
Order a CD-ROM from: UNICEF Education Section, 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Life Skills in HIV/AIDS Education: Introduction to Life Skills, HIV Prevention & Curriculum Development. UNICEF.
Sample training manual for a 10-day training on life skills, HIV prevention and curriculum development. Order a CD-ROM from: UNICEF Education Section, 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Life Skills Manual. Peace Corps, 2001.
More than 50 different lesson ideas written primarily for young people. Promotes a comprehensive behaviour change approach that concentrates on the development of skills needed for life, such as communication, decision-making, etc.
[PDF] English, [PDF] French, [PDF] Swahili

My Future is My Choice: Extra Curricular Life Skills Training Manual for Adolescents - "Protecting our peers from HIV infection". The Youth Health and Development Program, Government of Namibia & UNICEF.
A 10-session programme aiming to give young people information and life skills they need to make decisions about their future. Developed with and for young people ages 15 to 18.  CD-rom available from UNICEF, PO Box 25531/1706, Windhoek, Namibia. Tel: 264-61-229220

MFMC: Handbook for AIDS Awareness Activities for Clubs

MFMC: Facilitator's Manual (for adolescents)

MFMC: Booklet for Parents

MFMC: Trainers of Trainers Manual

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Briefing Kit for Teachers. WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2001.
The World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific prepared this briefing kit to inform teachers about STI and their consequences for the health of young people. It contains key information on STI, as well as suggestions for teaching STI education.

School Health Education to Prevent AIDS and STD: A resource package for curriculum planners. WHO/UNESCO/UNAIDS, 1999.
A resource package to assist curriculum planners to design HIV/AIDS/STD education programmes for their own school systems, for students aged between 12 and 16. The programme presented is based on participatory methods, shown to be particularly effective for the teaching of behavioural skills.  Includes: Handbook for curriculum planners; Teachers' manual; and Student activities. Adapted and translated into: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Khmer, Arabic.  PDFs found in the section on Handbooks (external link).

SHAPE: School-Based Healthy Living and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education. Government of Myanmar & UNICEF, 2002.
A non-formal school subject, taught in grades 2 through 9, using student-centered participatory teaching and learning methods. SHAPE aims to equip young people with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to promote healthy living and prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS through the active participation and involvement of teachers, students, school principals, education officials, parents and other community members. The content of the programme focuses on a range of health and social issues relevant to children and young people, including HIV/AIDS, personal health and hygiene, growth and development, alcohol and drugs.  Ministry of Education, Government of the Union of Myanmar.

SHAPE Teacher's manual for primary schools.

SHAPE Teacher's manual for middle and high schools.

SHAPE 5th Grade

SHAPE 6th Grade

SHAPE 7th Grade

SHAPE 8th Grade

SHAPE 9th Grade

The Soul City Education Materials, South Africa.
The Soul City: Institute for Health and Development Communication (IHDC) education materials (external link) are based on the Soul City and Soul Buddyz television stories in South Africa.  Some of the materials have been designed specifically for use in educational settings, with groups of learners and a facilitator. These educational settings range from the primary school classroom (Soul Buddyz materials) to the high school classroom (Lifeskills materials) to the formal and informal adult learning environment (education and training materials). Educational subjects include: AIDS, Violence Against Women, Water and Sanitation, Mother and Child Health.

Stepping Stones
A Stepping Stones training package on HIV/AIDS, gender and relationships (external link). Closely guided instructions on how to run approx 60 hours of workshop sessions, divided into 18 sessions over 10-12 weeks.  In French: Parcours.

"STEPPING STONES," LIFE SKILLS AND SEXUAL WELL-BEING: A DESK-BASED REVIEW.  An examination of the effectiveness of this training package, highlighting male involvement.  August 2001.

Tips for Developing Life Skills Curricula for HIV Prevention Among African Youth: A Synthesis of Emerging Lessons. USAID, 2002.
This document offers practical guidance for those planning, implementing, or strengthening life skills curricula for young people in sub-Saharan Africa.   In English and in French.

Tomando Decisiones: Una guia practica para trabajar con adolescentes en el area de la sexualidad
Practical guide for facilitators to support the heathy sexual development of adolescents. Contains activities and illustrated worksheets on a wide range of issues related to sexual health (self esteem, communication, decision-making, values, etc.) A collaborative project of the Center for Communication Programs at Johns Hopkins University, Save the Children,USAID and Vice ministerio de Asuntos de G¸nero Generacionales y Familia, Bolivia.  Terre de Sienne editrice, Via A. Rosi 38, 53100 Siena, Italy.     mail@terredesienne-editrice.com

Training and Resource Manual on School Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention. EI/WHO, 2001.
Produced by Education International and WHO, this Training and Resource Manual (external link) provides resources (including fact sheets and accurate information and data about HIV/STI) and examples of interactive skill-building activities, designed to strengthen teaching and advocacy skills of teachers and trade union leaders.  The manual can support and increase unions- efforts to apply their capacities and experiences to strengthen HIV-related curricula and training programs for teachers and other members of the community.  In English, French and Spanish.

UNESCO Teaching and Learning Materials for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Adolescent Reproductive/Sexual Health. UNESCO Bangkok.

Preventive Education – HIV/AIDS and Drugs:
Training of Teachers Manual on Preventive Education Against HIV/AIDS in the School Setting. 2000.

Population Education and Adolescent Reproductive Health:
Handbook for Education on Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health. 1998.  Book One, Understanding the Adolescents and their Reproductive and Sexual Health : Guide to Better Educational Strategies.   Book Two, Strategies and Materials on Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education.

Life Skills on Adolescent Reproductive Health. 2001.

UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, PO Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.

Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) Modules. UNICEF, 2002.
This sample set of five educational modules contains information and educational activities to introduce adolescents (and in special cases, early adolescents) to knowledge and skills related to Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) for HIV/AIDS.  It is an example only – drawn from existing information and materials – and is intended to be adapted for use in various contexts or settings.

VCT Introduction to Modules

VCT Module 1:  Knowing your risk

VCT Module 2:  What is VCT

VCT Module 3:  Local VCT

VCT Module 4:  Is VCT for me

VCT Module 5:  Deciding to get tested

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Training, Teaching and Learning Materials - HIV/AIDS



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