HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Arkansas is seeking to increase the percentage of schools in which the lead
health education teacher received professional development during the past 2
years on all of the following:
- Describing how widespread HIV and other STD infections are and the
consequences of these infections.
- Understanding the modes of transmission and effective prevention
strategies for HIV and other STDs.
- Identifying populations of youth who are at high risk of being
infected with HIV and other STDs.
- Implementing health education strategies using prevention messages
that are likely to be effective in reaching youth.
- Work with Juvenile Detention Centers to increase their capacity for delivering
effective and sustainable HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention education.
- Support state and local health department personnel in building relationships with
local school districts.
- Support community members and local agencies to increase their capacity for delivering
effective and sustainable HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention programming at the
- Work with East Lab students to increase their capacity to develop effective HIV, STD,
and teen pregnancy prevention messages for adolescents through technology and social marketing.
Arkansas is seeking to increase the percentage of schools in which the
lead health education teacher received professional development on at least
six of the following during the past 2 years:
- Teaching HIV prevention to students with physical, medical, or
- Teaching HIV prevention to students of various cultural backgrounds.
- Using interactive teaching methods for HIV prevention education,
such as role plays or cooperative group activities.
- Teaching essential skills for health behavior change related to HIV
prevention and guiding student practice of these skills.
- Teaching about health-promoting social norms and beliefs related to
- Strategies for involving parents, families, and others in student
learning of HIV prevention education.
- Assessing students’ performance in HIV prevention education.
- Implementing standards-based HIV prevention education curricula and student
- Using technology to improve HIV prevention education instruction.
- Teaching HIV prevention to students with limited English
- Addressing community concerns and challenges related to HIV prevention
- Provide regional professional development opportunities in standards-based health
- Provide classroom teachers with skills on how to integrate literacy and health
education into elementary classrooms.
- Provide ongoing technical assistance and follow-up support for all professional
Arkansas is seeking to increase the percentage of schools that have a
policy or policies that address all of the following issues:
- Attendance of students with HIV infection.
- Procedures to protect HIV-infected students and staff from discrimination.
- Maintaining confidentiality of HIV-infected students and staff.
- Offer school districts technical support in reviewing current HIV, STD, and
teen pregnancy prevention policies, and provide training to district staff on
strengthening policy language to support all students, faculty, and staff.
- Work closely with the health department in building relationships with local schools
and community members to support better HIV prevention policies.
- Provide ongoing technical assistance and follow-up support for all districts
working on policy improvement efforts.