Emerging Interventions Program
The Emerging Interventions Program is a part of The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors. Our interventions are designed and developed to glean information from the community to address HIV prevention needs to various populations, at risk for HIV infection. We are developing these programs to determine the efficacy of the interventions.
Our Emerging Interventions Program is offering an innovative health program for individuals who are in a relationship (married, partnered or dating) especially where one is living with HIV and the other is not or individuals desiring to be in a relationship. Participants will attend weekly group sessions for four (4) weeks. Participants will practice skills to strengthen their relationship skills and improve their individual health by: (1) improving healthy communication, self-assertiveness & smart disclosure, (2) negotiate their differences/needs,(3) avoid or manage conflicts; and (4) build healthy routines.
The Pride Center at Equality Park’s Kiki Project Team will utilize a combination of culturally appropriate approaches at a community level. Our Kiki Project Team will recruit community gatekeepers and community leaders among the target population to host a Kiki (small groups).
The Kiki Project enlists individuals to host small group educational gatherings (Kiki) in their homes or other social venues. The Kiki’s are designed to learn and understand the social determinants contributing to Black same gender loving men not testing for HIV, not participating in HIV prevention programs, not practicing in safer behaviors, not accessing medical care and not remaining adherent to medication; resulting in high incidence of HIV. Our Kiki’s will address Black same gender loving men dealing with sexual orientation and identity (on both an individual and a community level). After we have engaged initial small groups, we will mobilize participants to schedule, plan and host Kiki’s of their own friendship circles.
The Kiki Culture Program is an adaptation of the Kiki Project designed for Adolescent Sexual Minority Males (ages 13-19) of Color in Broward County Public Schools. Our Kiki Culture will work with 7 (seven) priority high schools (Fort Lauderdale, Flanagan, McArthur, South Plantation, Hollywood, Northeast and Deerfield). Our Kiki Culture Program will also offer HIV testing the priority schools.
Get Your Life Program
Get Your Life in an adaptation of the Many Men Many Voices intervention is designed to address factors that influence the behavior of black men who have sex with men, including cultural, social, and religious norms; interactions between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases; sexual relationship dynamics; and the social and psychological influences that racism and homophobia have on HIV risk behaviors. Our target population for the Get Your Life Intervention is Black Adolescent Sexual Minority Males (ages 16-19) at our 7 (seven) priority schools in Broward County Public Schools.