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Get Real

Implementation Setting: 
Middle school
Intervention Length: 
More than 20 sessions
Age Group: 
13 or under
Race / Ethnicity: 
Outcomes Affected: 
Sexual initiation or abstinence
Study Rating: 

Program Summary

Get Real (Middle School) is a three-year curriculum for middle school youth designed to delay sex and increase correct and consistent use of protection methods when a person becomes sexually active. The program emphasizes responsible decision-making, applying the decision-making model to real-life situations, and increasing healthy communication with partners and family members on sexual health. Get Real is delivered in nine 45-minute lessons each in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Read the full Implementation Report, which includes:

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

Interview with Program Developer

See the materials below to hear from the program developer.

Get Real (Middle School) webinar slides

Slides, Audio, Transcript

Read the research on the Get Real program on ASPE's website.

Content created by the
Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
Tuesday, July 14, 2015