Illinois Youth & HIV/AIDS: Forum ’09

The Children’s Place Association & The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Young Blacks, Latinos, and Whites in Chicago Want Parents to Discuss HIV/AIDS, Regret Parental Reluctance, New Report Says

Posted by David Ormsby on February 24, 2009

(Chicago, IL) – Young Blacks, Latinos, and Whites in Chicago view parents as effective messengers on HIV/AIDS prevention and express regret at their reluctance to discuss the subject of the virus with them, according to a new report.

That finding and more will be released at the 2nd Annual Illinois Youth and HIV/AIDS Forum in Chicago on February 27.

The forum —”HIV/AIDS Prevention and Youth: Abstinence or Condoms? Cell Phone Texts or Peers? Messages and Messengers that Make a Difference” — will be held on February 27, 2009 at the Chicago Cultural Center in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, 77 East Randolph from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The new report—focus group research that examines the attitudes of Chicago youth and to be presented by Dr. Dexter Voisin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

The Children’s Place Association and The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration will host the forum.

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