Survive Outside

The Survive Outside Project is designed specifically for staff that works with at-risk youth and alternative schools.

PPGWNI Community Health Educators are certified to facilitate Training of Facilitators (TOF) for professionals working with “at-risk” youth.  HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) are a serious threat to the health of young people worldwide.  When compared to the general population, at-risk youth are more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors that can lead to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.  Adding to their risk, at-risk youth may not receive adequate information about HIV prevention due to truancy from schools.  Correctional facilities and alternative schools are important settings for providing HIV/STI education to youth.


Risk Reduction Counseling:  Intervention #1

The one-day educator training is designed to provide educators and counselors with the knowledge and skills to effectively implement the HIV Risk Reduction Counseling Session with at-risk youth in juvenile justice facilities or alternative schools.

Blood Lines:  Intervention # 2

Blood Lines is a film directed and produced by HIV-positive youth.  As artists and activists, they were inspired to document their experiences as they struggle with this overwhelming disease.  They traveled across Europe and the United States twice, interviewing HIV-positive youth like themselves to create a documentary that voices their confusion, grief and hope.

Making Proud Choices:  Intervention #3

To reduce risk for STD/HIV and pregnancy risk related behaviors, young adolescents need not only knowledge and perception of personal vulnerability, but also positive attitudes towards condom use skills and confidence in their ability to use them.  Making Proud Choices!:  A Safer Sex Approach to STDs, Teen Pregnancy, and HIV prevention Curriculum is an eight module curriculum that provides young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex.  It is based on cognitive-behavioral theories, focus groups and the authors’ extensive experience working with youth.  Making Proud Choices! Is an adaptation and extension of the original Be Proud!  Be Responsible!  Curriculum in that, it integrates teen pregnancy prevention along with HIV/STD prevention.

Contact:  Cindy Fine (509) 241-4300

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