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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.

Assisting in Rehabilitating Kids (ARK)

Program Summary

Assisting in Rehabilitating Kids (ARK) is an intervention for substance dependent youth designed to increase abstinence and safer sex practices, and reduce risky sex behaviors. The intervention is delivered in small groups after the participants' initial detoxification in the drug treatment facilities. Delivery methods include games, group discusion, lectures, practice, and training. ARK is adapted from the Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART) program.

ABAN AYA Youth Project

Program Summary

The Aban Aya Youth Project (Aban Aya) is a four-year program designed to teach students to practice abstinence, avoid drugs and alcohol, and resolve conflicts nonviolently, using an Afrocentric social development curriculum. The program is designed for students in 5th through 8th grade.

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University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Project Overview: The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is working to develop and rigorously evaluate a brief, motivational interviewing-based intervention for teens at risk for unintended pregnancy in primary care. The Brief Intervention targets teens identified via primary care screening to be at risk for pregnancy and can be integrated into routine medical care through a 15-minute individual contact session using a motivational interviewing-based approach.

The Children's Council

Project Overview: The Children’s Council will partner with the Lancaster School District and University of South Carolina- Lancaster to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs in middle schools, high schools and with college youth. The Children's Council intends to increase the number of youth who delay sexual activity which will in turn reduce the number of teens who become pregnant in Lancaster County.


Project Overview: North Carolina Youth Connected (NCYC), a collaborative partnership between two high-need counties in North Carolina and SHIFT NC, develops and implements community-wide plans to prevent teen pregnancy and achieve a significant reduction in teen birth rates in the select counties.