If you want to get out of the classroom but still talk about healthy lifestyles, Grassroots Soccer may be just your thing—this manual uses 11 soccer practices and activities to “ayudar a los jóvenes a tener conversaciones enriquecedoras y apropiadas sobre la vida, a tomar los primeros pasos para alcanzar sus objetivos, a mantenerse fuertes frente a los retos y a protegerse a ellos mismos y a los demás del VIH y del SIDA.” The program is designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 19.
Although multiple sexual partnerships are a major drive of the HIV epidemic, the topic is not always adequately covered in HIV prevention curricula for young people. This manual goes beyond the simple message that multiple partners is bad and encourages participants to think about the reasons people give for having multiple partners, the different patterns of multiple partnerships, and the impact these multiple partners have on the community.
The five units include (1) Understanding the risks of multiple partnerships, (2) Countering concurrent partnerships, (3) Creating a media broadcast to promote monogamous relationships, (4) Practicing skills to avoid multiple partnerships, and (5) Making a commitment to a monogamous relationship.
This manual provides a sequence of English classes on the topic of HIV, each lesson including key vocabulary, target grammar structures, learning objectives, and language skills students will already need in order to understand the lesson. This program is not appropriate for beginners but would be great for an advanced community class, teachers’ class, or as an information source for workshops.
Topics covered include: (1) Setting goals, (2) Steps in making good decisions, (3) Resistance and negotiation skills, (4) Relationships, (5) What is HIV? – how it is transmitted and how it affects the body, (6) What is HIV? – how does HIV affect our community?, (7) Risky behaviors: drugs and alcohol and HIV, (8) Risky behaviors: sex and HIV, (9) Making good decisions and using my resistance/negotiation skills, (10) Teaching my friends and family – identifying the message, (11) Teaching my friends and family – sharing what I learned, (12) My future is in my hands: final reflection, (13) Living with HIV – discrimination, and (14) Living with HIV – maintaining a healthy lifestyle.