By Torey Hayden

A gentle within the darkness for critically kids, former designated schooling instructor Torey Hayden confronted 3 of her such a lot amazing demanding situations after she left the classroom.

Nine-year-old Cassandra, abducted by means of her father and located ravenous, soiled, and deciding upon via rubbish cans—a baby liable to lengthy silences and erratic, violent habit, whose hard-won memories of the nightmare she continued couldn't be totally trusted.

Charming, charismatic four-year-old Drake, who could communicate simply in deepest to his mother—his difficult, unbending grandfather's calls for for a right away therapy threatened to reason the pleasant boy and his relatives irreparable harm.

And notwithstanding she had by no means labored with adults, Hayden agreed to aid worried and silent eighty-two-year-old sizeable stroke sufferer Gerda—discovering within the strategy treatment's successes may possibly turn out approximately as heartbreaking as its obstacles.

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Kamb and collaborators re­ ported the results of the intervention with 5 . 75 8 HIV­ negative heterosexual patients at a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. The study involved three face-to­ face intervention conditions: ( I ) two brief informational educational messages; ( 2 ) HIV prevention counseling with two client-centered sessions based on CDC guide­ lines; and (3) enhanced counseling with four sessions based on the aforementioned theories. Results indicated that those in both conditions (2) and (3) were signifi­ cantly more likely than those in condition ( I ) to use condoms 'IOO% of the time at three-month follow-up and significantly less likely than those in condition ( I ) to have another STD at six-month follow-up.

Men who have sex with men. injection drug users. commercial sex workers. and STD patients) . A good example o f an effective primary prevention intervention was conducted by Peterson and colleagues ( 1996). who evaluated a randomized controlled HIV risk reduction intervention with 3 1 8 African-American gay and bisexual men. Two intervention groups. one involving a single three-hour session and the other having three three-hour sessions. were compared to a wait-list control group before and after the interven­ tions.

Spangler's (1992) analysis suggests that the TAT achievement motivation measure involves sen­ sitivity to intrinsic, task-related achievement incentives; whereas the questionnaire measures reflect a sensitivity to social incentives associated with achievement. These considerations suggest that implicit and conscious achievement motives are embedded in two fundamen­ tally different motivational systems (McClelland, Koest­ ner, & Weinberger, 1989). People who score high in TAT achievement motiva­ tion prefer and work hardest under conditions of mod­ erate and realistic (versus extremely high or low) risk, especially when they have some control over results.

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