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District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. The D.C. Healthy Start Project's peer education/teen theater program: How to start your own peer educator/teen theater program manual. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 34 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help peer educators start their own teen theater program. Through a series of 20–30 minute skits, peer educators are trained to help adolescents better understand a variety of health issues. The manual explains the philosophy of the teen theater program and how to establish such a program. The manual includes skits, activities, and exercises. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, Office of Maternal and Child Health, St. Elizabeth's Campus, Cottage Seven, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20032, Telephone: (202) 645-4174 Contact Phone: (202) 645-5624 Fax: (202) 645-5084 Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health programs, Adolescent health promotion, Adolescents, District of Columbia Healthy Start, Manuals, Outreach, Peer education, Risk prevention, Theater, Training materials

Brown B, Marin P. 2009. Adolescents and electronic media: Growing up plugged in. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 11 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes research relating electronic media use to adolescent physical health and safety, social development, and educational outcomes. It portrays trends in electronic media use among adolescents, describes inequalities in access to electronic media, and discusses implications for policy, future research, and data collection.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Films, Internet, Mass media, Media violence, Television, Theater

Pike RW. 1992. Act for health: Using theater to teach tough teen topics. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates, 163 pp.

Annotation: This manual is a guide for educators using the creative arts of acting and writing to promote awareness and discussion of sensitive issues. The key element is peer counseling: young people teaching other young people. The manual is divided into three sections: a template of essential elements in a performance, an outline for staging a production, and sample scripts. The template details the steps needed to create materials that address the problems of AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, pregnancy, and sexual and physical abuse. The production outline describes how to present the scripts that have been written to an audience. Sample scripts are provided for use by adolescents and demonstrate what can be achieved by following the program to its conclusion.

Contact: ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200, Telephone: (831) 438-4060 Secondary Telephone: (800) 321-4407 Fax: (800) 435-8433 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Alcohol abuse, Drug abuse, Health education, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Substance abuse, Suicide, Theater

Anderson C. 1986. Child sexual abuse prevention: How to take the first steps. Minneapolis, MN: Illusion Theater, 32 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet discusses developing and implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program within a community. Though the model program combines social services with theater, the author feels the guidelines are applicable to other program styles.

Contact: Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 704, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Telephone: (612) 339-4944 Fax: (612) 337-8042 E-mail: Web Site: $5.00; prepayment required.

Keywords: Child sexual abuse, Community programs, Prevention programs, Theater


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