The Empowerment Of Women - A Key To Hiv Prevention

Title

The Empowerment Of Women - A Key To Hiv Prevention

Creator

Levine O H; Britton P J; James T C; Jackson A P; Hobfoll S E; Lavin J P

Publisher

Journal of Community Psychology

Date

1993
1993-10

Description

We discuss the process underlying the success of an HIV-prevention project for young, inner-city women. The intervention was based on the concepts of empowerment and culturally sensitive skill building. Four critical points relevant to the translation of HIV prevention knowledge into behavioral change among the sample are examined: (1) integrating the important issues of the participants' lives into the HIV prevention program, (2) utilizing a group format to encourage cohesiveness and support, (3) engaging group facilitators to promote mutuality and equality, and (4) promoting ongoing, authentic relationships among the participants and staff members. Points are illustrated with vignettes reconstructed from the group facilitators' experiences with the participants.

Subject

adolescents; aids prevention; black; Environmental & Occupational Health; infection; intervention; Psychology; Public; risk reduction; Social Work; united-states

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Rights

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Pages

320-334

Issue

4

Volume

21

Citation

Levine O H; Britton P J; James T C; Jackson A P; Hobfoll S E; Lavin J P, “The Empowerment Of Women - A Key To Hiv Prevention,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 23, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10714.

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