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Safer Sex Intervention: Consultancy Information
Dr. Shrier is willing to serve as a consultant to projects proposing a replication of the Safer Sex Intervention at a rate of $200/hour for a minimum of 20 hours in the first year of the project. If you anticipate that her involvement would exceed 80 hours in a year, then we would ask that she be included in the budget as a co-investigator under a subcontract. If you are interested in having Dr. Shrier consult on your project, please let us know more about you and your proposal by emailing SaferSex@childrens.harvard.edu with information about why you selected the Safer Sex Intervention for replication, what your experience is with conducting behavioral interventions, and who the staff conducting the replication will be.
In the original study, Dr. Shrier trained the health educators (all female nurses or public health students) over several hours through discussion of the underlying health behavior theories, review of the intervention manuals, practice with her and/or other educators, and a mock session with an adolescent girl (a clinic patient volunteer or a peer leader) that was videotaped and reviewed for fidelity to the manual; appropriate use of handouts, condoms, and other tools; flow of the conversation and comfort with the material; and ability to engage and connect with the adolescent. Dr. Shrier is able to consult on training plans. She can also provide trainings, which are scheduled on the basis of interest and need. We offer two types of training; Train the Facilitator for individuals who will be doing the intervention (2 days) and Train the Trainer for those who will be training others to do the intervention. Please contact Dr. Shrier's assistant, Tricia Ferzoco, if you are interested in learning more about training opportunities. Tricia can be reached at (617) 355-8306 or at SaferSex@childrens.harvard.edu.
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