Implementing a Sex Education, STDs and HIVAIDS Prevention Program in a Child Welfare Setting: Implications for Service Delivery

Implementing a Sex Education, STDs and HIVAIDS Prevention Program in a Child Welfare Setting: Implications for Service Delivery

Implementing a Sex Education, STDs and HIVAIDS Prevention Program in a Child Welfare Setting: Implications for Service Delivery

Implementing a Sex Education, STDs and HIVAIDS Prevention Program in a Child Welfare Setting: Implications for Service Deliverys

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Di Sessa, Anna Maria. 2000. «Implementing a Sex Education, STDs and HIVAIDS Prevention Program in a Child Welfare Setting: Implications for Service Delivery». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, École de travail social.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The goal of this thesis was to add to the literature of subjective experience of childcare workers and social workers with regard to the topics of sex education, STDs [sexually transmitted diseases] and HIV/AIDS [Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune-Deficiency Syndrome].» (p. 5)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«This inquiry attempted to find the answer(s) to the following question: ‘What are the perceptions of childcare workers and social workers towards sex education, STDs and HIV/AIDS?’.» (p. 2)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The first set of interviews included a sample of interviews involving individuals identified as key informants. […] The second group interviewed in Batshaw’s Needs Analysis Study consisted of a sample group of four nurses and ten social workers who are employed by Batshaw Youth and Family Centres. The author also observed and recorded the findings of two interviews, one involving the coordinator of a group home and another involving the administrative staff of a Batshaw school. The second method of data selection used was focus groups. Focus groups were established by recruiting youth in residential placement at Batshaw. The second type of focus group established was for childcare workers and social workers working with foster families. Each group was comprised of four to twelve participants. Seven focus groups for youth and nine focus groups for staff were formed.» (p. 9-10)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«Integrating sex education into a youth’s treatment plan is a means of ensuring that the youth in question has received sex education, STDs and HIV/AIDS prevention. This can especially be beneficial for youth that are questioning their sexuality as they may require support from staff who can make a referral to Project 10 and/or other necessary community resources. The author recommends that sex education and STDs/HIV prevention target pre-adolescents as well as teenagers. It is hoped that by starting sex education early, it will help prevent high-risk sexual behavior. Any means to provide children and adolescents with the information that can possibly prevent them from acquiring STDs and HIV/AIDS is a worthy cause. This is especially the case given the psychosocial and medical impacts of STDs in terms of the budgetary burden ta our Medicare system. Today’s youth is our future; any efforts invested to protect and promote their well being is bath wise and necessary.» (p. 58) Une section de cette thèse traite du rôle des parents d’adoption ainsi que de l’implication des parents dans le programme de prévention.