Blending Perspectives and Building Common Ground. Health Education and Prevention Activities

04/01/1999

  • Health education and prevention activities should include HIV/AIDS education; the physiology and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases; reproductive health; understanding female sexuality; preconception care; prenatal education; child birth education; childhood safety and injury prevention; physical and sexual abuse education and prevention; and nutrition, and smoking cessation classes, especially for pregnant women; and general health education.

Life Skills Education.  Life skills education should be offered and should cover practical life skills such as parenting (where appropriate); vocational evaluation, financial management, negotiating access to services, stress management and coping skills; and personal image building.