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Program Description:

The SIHLE (Sisters Informing Healing Living and Empowering) intervention is a social-skills training intervention aimed at reducing HIV sexual risk behavior among African American teenage girls, ages 14 to 18. It consists of four 3-hour sessions delivered by 2 near-peer facilitators and an adult facilitator in a community-based setting. Near-peer facilitators are young women aged 18 to 21 who are more mature than the intervention target audience but share common experiences around popular culture. The 4 small-group sessions can accommodate 10 to 12 African American female adolescents. Based on an adaptation of the SISTA intervention, SIHLE emphasizes ethnic and gender pride and enhances awareness of HIV risk-reduction strategies such as abstaining from sex, using condoms consistently, and having fewer sex partners. The sessions are gender-specific and culturally relevant and include behavioral skills practice, group discussions, lectures, role-playing, and take-home exercises that are suggested as a means of including partners or obtaining additional practice in real-world contexts.

        

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Participant Registration:
 
To register for an upcoming SIHLE training, please complete the online interest card below.  In addition, please download the Participant Applciation, Consent Form, Assent Form and Picture Release Form.  These forms can be mailed or dropped off at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity House.   
     
For additional information, please contact 
Debra Reed at 318-792-1180.
    
Mailing Address:
The Louisiana Prevention Training Center Alexandria
SIHLE Program
1403 Metro Dr. - Suite F2, Alexandria, LA 71303
  
Next Training Dates:
        
Module 1 & 2 Training
February 2, 2013 from 10:00 - 4:00
Location - LPTC Alexandria
 
Module 3 & 4 Training
February 9, 2013 from 10:00 - 4:00
Location - LPTC Alexandria
 
Lunch Served At Each Training
Registration Starts at 9:30 each day!

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