SiHLE is an interactive, computer-based intervention addressing the HIV/AIDS and STI prevention needs of sexually active, African-American young women ages 14-18. The product is based on SiHLE: Health Workshops for Young Black Women, a popular group level intervention in CDC.s Diffusion of Evidence-based Intervention (DEBI) library and Sociometric's Program Archive on Sexuality, Health, and Adolescence (PASHA).
The original SiHLE program consists of four, 3-hour social-skills building sessions and is grounded in social cognitive theory and the theory of gender and power. Under the leadership of one adult and two peer facilitators, participants discuss ethnic and gender pride, risk reduction strategies (including correct and consistent condom use), negotiating safer sex, and healthy relationships and their relation to practicing safer sex.
Multimedia SiHLE explores these same issues through two, one-hour sessions that combine interactive learning, videos, games and quizzes to help viewers increase and reinforce their risk-reduction awareness, knowledge and skills. Users interact with the computer-based intervention individually at their own speed, and only minimal staff participation is needed to implement the program.
Multimedia SiHLE is available as a downloadable file or on a USB flash drive.To run the software you will need a Windows computer equipped with: 512MB or more RAM; USB drive if purchasing the USB version; Speakers or Headphones (for privacy).
System Requirements: To run the software you will need a Windows computer equipped with: 400MB free hard drive space; 1Ghz processor or higher; 512MB or more RAM; You must have administrator privileges to run and install programs on your PC; USB drive if purchasing the USB version; Speakers or headphones (for privacy).
Note: TrueCrypt software, included as part of the SiHLE program, is essential for running the program, and must be authorized by your organization's IT department. If you are unsure if TrueCrypt software is authorized, please check with your IT Department before purchasing.