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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.

Children's Aid Society (CAS)-Carrera Program

Program Summary

The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program is a seven-year program which relies on a holistic, youth development approach. The program recruits disadvantaged boys and girls ages 10 to 12 years old and follows them through high school and beyond. The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program consists of seven required components, and is delivered by trained and certified staff. The program may be integrated into the school day or implemented after school and in community-based locations.

Be Proud! Be Responsible!

Program Summary

Be Proud! Be Responsible! is a five hour intervention (delivered in six fifty-minute modules), designed to modify behaviors and build knowledge, understanding, and a sense of responsibility regarding STD/HIV risk in vulnerable youth. The intervention aims to affect knowledge, beliefs, and intentions related to condom use and sexual behaviors such as initiation and frequency of intercourse.