Institute for Community Research
Elementary School AIDS Education

Elementary School AIDS Education

NIDA New Haven

Comprehensive Elementary School AIDS Education

The Comprehensive Elementary School AIDS Education project tested the effectiveness of a comprehensive AIDS education curriculum in public elementary and middle schools in New Haven, CT. Based upon theories of social cognition and influence, the curriculum includes problem-solving and communication skills development, and peer-education. The project was centered at the Yale University School of Medicine; ICR staff coordinated the process evaluation.

Project Staff

Jean J. Schensul, Ph.D.,
Co-Principal Investigator
Susanne Fest, Ed.D.,
Research Associate

Yale University
David J. Schonfeld, M.D.,
Principal Investigator
Kim Freudigman, Ph.D.,
Project Coordinator
Mary Schwab-Stone, M.D.,
Co-Principal Investigator
Domenic Chicchetti, Ph.D.,
Mickey Kavanagh, M.S.,


Please read the project abstract here.