The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of an international collaborative effort that aims to reduce risky behavior (e.g., substance use, risky sexual behavior) that leads to outcomes such as HIV/AIDs, pregnancy, and addictions among a sample of South African youth. Because many of these risky behaviors occur in free time, a major part of the effort was leisure education to promote positive use of free time. The program described has been pilot tested and is currently underway as a larger-scale, randomized trial in the Province of the Western Cape in South Africa. This paper describes the conceptualization and revision of the HealthWise curriculum, working with the Western Cape Education Department, and the on-going randomized trial.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Psychology
- Cultural Studies
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management