Program Success Center

for Sexual & Reproductive Health

2018 Teen Pregnancy Prevention FOA

Permission Agreement | Training | SMARTool Alignment | Characteristics Alignment | Download Tool

 

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Then contact Matt McDowell, Director of Product Development and Dissemination, at matt.mcdowell@etr.org with your request.

Please Note: This letter applies only for the replication of programs for Tier 1 of the FOA (AH-TP1-18-001).

ETR's Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs is free for anyone to use to assess programs being considered for implementation. You do not need to request permission from ETR to use the tool, and can download it for free at the link below.

A usage agreement related to the Family and Youth Services Bureau Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program (HHS-2018-ACF-ACYF-SR-1358), is also available. Click here.


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SMARTool Alignment for ETR’s Risk Avoidance Programs

Hover over the check marks for more information. Click on the program title to download a detailed alignment document.

Program Logic Models can be found on the individual program pages under the Research tab.

Part II: Curriculum PHAT–AO MAD HealthSmart
Middle School
Abstinence
HealthSmart
High School
Abstinence
Target #1: Enhance the knowledge of (a) physical development, sexual risks, and (b) healthy relationships
Target #2: Support personal attitudes and beliefs that value sexual risk avoidance
Target #3: Acknowledge and address common rationalizations for sexual involvement
Target #4: Improve perception of and independence from negative peer and social norms
Target #5: Build personal competencies and self-efficacy to avoid sexual activity
Target #6: Strengthen personal intention and commitment to avoid sexual involvement
Target #7: Identify and reduce the opportunities for sexual involvement
Target #8: Strengthen future goals and opportunities
Target #9: Partner with parents

 


Tool to Assess Characteristics Alignment for ETR’s Risk Reduction Programs

Hover over the check marks for more information. Click on the program title to download a detailed alignment document. 

Program Logic Models can be found on the individual program pages under the Research tab.

Categories 1 & 2
Characteristics
All4You All4You2 BPBR Draw the Line Get Real HealthSmart
Middle School
HIV/STD
1. Involved multiple people with different backgrounds in theory, research and sex and STD/HIV education to develop the curriculum.
2. Assessed relevant needs and assets of target group.
3. Used a logic model approach to develop the curriculum that specified the health goals, the behaviors affecting those health goals, the risk and protective factors affecting those behaviors, and the activities addressing those risk and protective factors.
4. Designed activities consistent with community values and available resources.
5. Pilot-tested the program.
6. Focused on clear health goals — the prevention of STD/HIV and/or pregnancy.
7. Focused narrowly on specific behaviors leading to these health goals, gave clear messages about these behaviors, and addressed situations that might lead to them and how to avoid them.
8. Addressed multiple sexual psychosocial risk and protective factors affecting sexual behaviors.
9. Created a safe social environment for youth to participate.
10. Included multiple activities to change each of the targeted risk and protective factors.
11. Employed instructionally sound teaching methods that actively involved the participants, that helped participants personalize the information, and that were designed to change each group of risk and protective factors.
12. Employed activities, instructional methods and behavioral messages that were appropriate to the youths’ culture, developmental age and sexual experience.
13. Covered topics in a logical sequence.

 

Categories 1 & 2
Characteristics
HealthSmart
High School
HIV/STD
MPC PHAT-Comprehensive RTR Safer Choices Sisters Saving Sisters
1. Involved multiple people with different backgrounds in theory, research and sex and STD/HIV education to develop the curriculum.
2. Assessed relevant needs and assets of target group.
3. Used a logic model approach to develop the curriculum that specified the health goals, the behaviors affecting those health goals, the risk and protective factors affecting those behaviors, and the activities addressing those risk and protective factors.
4. Designed activities consistent with community values and available resources.
5. Pilot-tested the program.
6. Focused on clear health goals — the prevention of STD/HIV and/or pregnancy.
7. Focused narrowly on specific behaviors leading to these health goals, gave clear messages about these behaviors, and addressed situations that might lead to them and how to avoid them.
8. Addressed multiple sexual psychosocial risk and protective factors affecting sexual behaviors.
9. Created a safe social environment for youth to participate.
10. Included multiple activities to change each of the targeted risk and protective factors.
11. Employed instructionally sound teaching methods that actively involved the participants, that helped participants personalize the information, and that were designed to change each group of risk and protective factors.
12. Employed activities, instructional methods and behavioral messages that were appropriate to the youths’ culture, developmental age and sexual experience.
13. Covered topics in a logical sequence.

 

Category 3
Characteristics
Applies to All Programs
14. Secured at least minimal support from appropriate authorities such as ministries of health, school districts or community organizations. This characteristic would be addressed during program implementation by the project team. ETR’s Program Success Center website offers a framework for successful implementation of our programs, including free tools that can help with for assessing, selecting, developing, implementing and sustaining programs.
15. Selected educators with desired characteristics (whenever possible), trained them and provided monitoring, supervision and support. This characteristic would be addressed during program implementation by the project team. ETR offers training on all of our sexual health programs through our Professional Learning Services. For more information visit our Training and TA pages.
16. If needed, implemented activities to recruit and retain youth and overcome barriers to their involvement (e.g., publicized the program, offered food or obtained consent). This characteristic would be addressed during program implementation by the project team. ETR’s Program Success Center website offers a framework for successful implementation of our programs, including free tools that can help with for assessing, selecting, developing, implementing and sustaining programs.

17. Implemented virtually all activities with reasonable fidelity.

ETR offers Fidelity Logs for our programs, see the Adaptation Guidelines and Tools tab on the individual program pages.

 

Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/ HIV Education Programs

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