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Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!

Implementation Setting: 
After school program or community-based organizationHigh schoolMiddle school
Intervention Length: 
Fewer than 10 sessions
Age Group: 
13 or under
14-17
18-19
Race / Ethnicity: 
All
Outcomes Affected: 
Number of sexual partners
Study Rating: 
High

Program Summary

Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! aims to reduce unprotected sex among sexually active, pregnant and parenting teens by affecting knowledge, beliefs, and intentions related to condom use and sexual behaviors. It also addresses the impact of HIV/AIDS on pregnant women and their children, the prevention of disease during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and special concerns of young mothers. The program consists of eight 60-minute modules focusing on behavioral attitudes, expectations, negotiation and problem solving skills, self-efficacy, and feelings of maternal protectiveness.

Read the full Implementation Report, which includes:

  • Program Overview
  • Program Components
  • Implementation Requirements and Guidance
  • Implementation Readiness Assessment

Interview with the Program Developer

See the materials below to hear from the program developer.

Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! webinar slides

Slides, Audio, Transcript

Advice from the Field

OAH has compiled lessons learned and advice related to implementation and cost implications of Be Proud Be! Responsible! Be Protective! from TPP grantees. The information below is intended to provide useful tips and overall feedback that organizations should consider when choosing and implementing Be Proud Be! Responsible! Be Protective!

Program Components

  • Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! requires access to a lot of technology, including computers with internet access, projectors, and projection screens. If you know ahead of time that an intervention site already has those things, you won’t have to purchase and transport your own equipment.
  • Consider minor adaptations to the Be Proud Be! Responsible! Be Protective! curriculum to make it more inclusive of participants. For instance, consider allowing participants to create their own group rules so they feel like full partners in the classroom.

Staffing and Professional Development

  • Provide opportunities for staff to review and give feedback on the delivery of Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! This can help determine the need for additional training for program facilitators.
  • Consider providing extra trainings and teach back sessions for Activity D: Man Versus Women to clarify the terminology used within that lesson.

Stakeholder and Parent Buy-in

  • Develop relationships with key school officials, school faculty, community members, and other community organizations. These individuals can serve as participant referral resources.
  • Develop relationships with school officials, administrative staff, and faculty to have Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! approved for school implementation.

Read the research about Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! on ASPE's website.

Content created by the
Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
Tuesday, December 15, 2015