BART is an HIV prevention curriculum primarily for African American adolescents, in non-school, community-based
settings. It includes interactive group discussions and role plays that have been created by teens. Teens learn
to "spread the word" to their friends about HIV risks. BART helps teens clarify their own values about sexual activity,
make decisions that will help them avoid becoming infected with HIV, and learn decision-making skills. The program is
based on a well-researched intervention and has been proven effective.
BART Parental Consent
I agree to
my son’s or daughter’s participation in a program intended to teach ways to avoid AIDS. Group sessions will provide
information on AIDS and activities believed to be high or low risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The program will teach
ways that may help my teenager avoid or lower risk, refuse unwanted propositions, and develop skills for stable relationships
with others. I understand that my teenager will discuss questions about health and sexual behavior and role-play (or play-act)
ways to handle pressure from other people. I agree to my
teenager’s participation in this project. I understand that he or she is free to stop at any time.