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Making Proud Choices!

Program Summary

Making Proud Choices! A Safer Sex Approach to STDs, Teen Pregnancy, and HIV prevention program aims to provide young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex. The curriculum consists of eight modules delivered by trained facilitators to young adolescents.

Making a Difference!

Program Summary

"Making A Difference!" An Abstinence Approach to Prevention of STDs, HIV and Teen Pregnancy is an eight module curriculum that provides young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV, and pregnancy by abstaining from sex. The curriculum is designed for middle school youth and is delivered by trained facilitators.

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It's Your Game: Keep It Real (IYG)

Program Summary

It’s Your Game...Keep it Real (IYG) is a classroom and computer-based HIV, STI, and pregnancy prevention program. It consists of twenty-four 50-minute lessons delivered during 7th and 8th grade. In each grade, the program integrates group-based classroom activities (e.g., role plays, group discussion, and small group activities) with personalized journaling and individually tailored activities that are computer-based.

HORIZONS

Program Summary

HORIZONS is a clinic-based STI/HIV intervention for African American adolescent females that teaches assertive communication skills and proper condom use, and fosters cultural and gender pride. The program is delivered through two 4-hour small group sessions followed by four 15-minute booster phone calls over the following year.

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Heritage Keepers Abstinence

Program Summary

Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education is a classroom-based curriculum that teaches students the benefits of practicing sexual abstinence and the risks that can be associated with sexual activity outside of marriage. Students learn resistance skills and tactics to help them practice abstinence and build relationships without having sex. The program also provides information about male and female reproductive systems, as well as sexually transmitted diseases.

Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIP Teens)

Program Summary

Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIP Teens) is a four-session (eight hours) sexual risk reduction intervention designed to reduce sexual risk behavior among low-income, urban, sexually active adolescent girls. During the small group sessions, participants receive information on HIV, learn communication and decision-making skills, and receive instruction on contraceptive methods develop sexual risk-reduction skills. Additional 90-minute booster sessions are delivered three and six months after the program.

Get Real

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.

FOCUS

Program Summary

FOCUS is an eight-hour cognitive-behavioral group intervention that promotes healthy behavior and responsible decision-making among young women. The program covers topics such as responsible behavior, relationships, pregnancy prevention, and STI prevention.

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Families Talking Together (FTT)

Program Summary

Families Talking Together is a parent-based intervention to prevent and/or reduce sexual risk behavior among Latino and African American adolescents. The main component of the intervention is a written program manual distributed to parents, that is designed to promote effective communication skills, build parent-adolescent relationships, help parents develop successful monitoring strategies, and teach adolescents assertiveness and refusal skills. The program can be delivered to parents either individually or in small group sessions, in a range of settings.