After an extensive training, six Community Ambassadors from Puentes Project are ready to become facilitators of the CUIDATE curriculum to prevent HIV among Latino teens.
The goal of the CUIDATE curriculum is to develop knowledge among Latino youth about how to responsibly take care of themselves, their bodies, and their reproductive and sexual health. CUIDATE provides medically accurate information while using an interactive approach, e.g. group discussions, watching videos, listening to music, and playing games.
The CUIDATE curriculum was designed to be interactive and to promote cultural values of the Latino community while clarifying topics such as gender roles, sexual education, condom use, and abstinence.
The most important qualities to highlight from CUIDATE are:
- The curriculum is tailored for and used exclusively with Latino adolescents
- Uses salient aspects of the Latino culture, including the importance of family and gender role expectations
- Can be implemented in both Spanish and English
- Is interactive
- Gives accurate information on HIV and AIDS prevention and condom use.