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Stepping Stones and Stepping Stones Plus now combined into a single manual revised and updated.
The training package designed to help trainers and community members organize a workshop. The training is with young and older women and men, separately and together. During training you will explore social, sexual and psychological needs, as well as overcome communication blocks. In addition you will practise ways of enriching the relationships. In conclusion the workshop sessions helps individuals, peers and their communities move step by step. Moreover it helps to change behaviours and to build healthy relationships.
People with HIV can now live long, healthy and productive lives. As long as they have timely access to medication when they need it, combined with care, love, respect and support. Stepping Stones and Stepping Stones Plus are manuals that grew out of a need to counter the prejudice and fear surrounding HIV. The manuals foster strong and mutually respectful relationships, free from violence and without sexually transmitted infections or unplanned pregnancies. Recognized by WHO, UNAIDS, USAID and many others as one of the few global interventions to reduce intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence is being recognized as a key cause and consequence of HIV for women globally.
The manual and an optional DVD describe how to organize the workshop and run structured exercises. Those invole role play and other participatory methods of group learning. Workshop sessions are held mostly in four separate peer groups, based on self-identified age and gender groupings, with some larger meetings.
In addition the optional DVD consists of 15 short clips designed to provide participants with a springboard for discussion during the different sessions of the workshop.
Stepping Stones and Stepping Stones Plus is essential reading for social workers, community workers, health workers, NGO staff and people living with HIV working on HIV-related community programmes; also researchers and academics teaching and advising in this field.
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