All4You! is a program to prevent HIV, other STD and pregnancy among students in grades 9–12 in alternative education settings. It was designed to reduce sexual risk behaviors and specifically developed for use in alternative schools serving youth ages 14–18. The program also aims to change key determinants related to sexual risk taking, such as attitudes, beliefs and perceived norms. It consists of 9 skills-based classroom lessons and 5 service-learning visits in the community.
All4You2! is a program to prevent HIV, other STD and pregnancy among students ages 14–18 in alternative education settings. The primary goal of the program is to reduce the risk of pregnancy and/or STD, including HIV, by reducing the number of students who have unprotected sexual intercourse (either by increasing use of effective birth control and/or condom use or reducing the frequency of sexual intercourse). The program also aims to change key determinants related to sexual risk taking, such as attitudes, beliefs and perceived norms. This approved adaptation of All4You! consists of 15 skills-based classroom lessons, and does not include a service-learning component.
Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART) is an 8-session community-based HIV-prevention program. BART helps teens clarify their own values about sexual activity, make decisions that will help them avoid becoming infected with HIV, and learn skills to put their decisions into action. Although not specifically pregnancy prevention oriented, many the communication and condom skills taught in BART will also help students avoid unintended pregnancy.
Be Proud! Be Responsible! An Evidence-Based Intervention to Empower Youth to Reduce Their Risk of HIV is a multi-media 6-module curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, motivation and skills to change their behaviors in ways that will reduce their risk of contracting HIV.
Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! is an 8-module adaptation of the Be Proud! Be Responsible! program targeting adolescent mothers and pregnant girls. The curriculum emphasizes the role of maternal protectiveness in motivating adolescents to make healthy sexual decisions and decrease risky sexual behavior. It also encourages adolescents to take on sexual responsibility and accountability and increases awareness of the effects of HIV/AIDS on inner-city communities and their children.
This culturally based curriculum designed to reduce HIV sexual risk among Latino youth is an adaptation of the Be Proud! Be Responsible! program. Today all teens, including Latinos, face many health risks related to sexual behavior, such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. ¡Cuídate! helps Latino youth develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to reduce their risk for HIV. Activities are designed to help teens get the skills they need to negotiate and practice abstinence and condom use.
Draw the Line/Respect the Line is a 3-year evidence-based curriculum that promotes abstinence by providing students in grades 6, 7 and 8 with the knowledge and skills to prevent HIV, other STD and pregnancy. Using an interactive approach, the program shows students how to set personal limits and meet challenges to those limits. Lessons also include the importance of respecting others’ personal limits.
Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works is a 3-year middle school curriculum developed by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and published by ETR. Get Real emphasizes social and emotional skills as a key component of healthy relationships and responsible decision making. It promotes abstinence from sex as a safe and healthy choice for adolescents; provides a comprehensive understanding of sexual health, sexuality and protection methods; and supports parents and other caring adults as the primary sexuality educators of their children through family activities that encourage dialogue between students and the caring adults in their lives about sexual health topics. The Get Real program also offers a 1-year high school curriculum.
HealthSmart is an evidence-informed, K–12 health education program that focuses on the CDC’s six areas of risk for young people and is aligned with the National Health Education Standards and the CDC's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT). At middle and high school, the program offers two units on sexual health: one focuses on sexual abstinence as a way to protect sexual health and avoid unplanned pregnancy, HIV and other STI; and the other encourages abstinence but also addresses safer sex practices for reducing the risk of HIV, other STI and unintended pregnancy through the use of condoms and other forms of contraception. HealthSmart units are available in both print and digital editions.
IN·clued: Inclusive Healthcare – Youth & Providers Empowered is an LGBTQ-centered and evidence-based program that addresses the sexual health disparities affecting LGBTQ youth across the United States. This dual approach program combines LGBTQ youth-friendly health services with direct relevant and inclusive sex education. It consists of a 3-hour interactive youth workshop and a 3-hour interactive workshop for health center staff and providers.
Making a Difference! An Evidence-Based, Abstinence Approach to Teen Pregnancy and HIV/STD Prevention is an 8-module curriculum that provides young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and pregnancy by abstaining from sex. The program is also available in a 13-module School Edition, with shorter sessions to accommodate school scheduling.
Making Proud Choices! An Evidence-Based, Safer-Sex Approach to Teen Pregnancy and HIV/STD Prevention provides 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. It is based on cognitive-behavioral theories, focus groups and the authors’ extensive experience working with youth. Making Proud Choices! is an adaptation and extension of the original Be Proud! Be Responsible! curriculum that integrates teen pregnancy prevention along with HIV/STD prevention.
Project IMAGE is a cognitive-behavioral intervention intended to reduce high-risk sexual behavior and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among ethnic minority adolescent women with a history of psychological, sexual or physical abuse and STIs. The intervention draws on health-promoting elements of African- and Mexican-American culture to help adolescents recognize the risks of STI acquisition and learn strategies to reduce sexual risk behavior. The program is comprised of workshops, support group sessions and individual counseling sessions.
In the Promoting Health Among Teens! Abstinence Only curriculum, students learn about puberty, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, and pregnancy prevention through a lively, interactive and student-centric curriculum, that includes talking circles, brainstorming, roleplays, DVDs, exercises and games that make learning enjoyable. The School Edition is designed to work with a classroom schedule. The intervention focuses entirely on knowledge, attitudes and skills that encourage and assist young people in implementing abstinence in their relationships.
In the Promoting Health Among Teens! Comprehensive curriculum, students learn about puberty, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, and pregnancy prevention through a lively, interactive and student-centric curriculum, that includes talking circles, brainstorming, roleplays, DVDs, exercises and games that make learning enjoyable.
Reducing the Risk (RTR) is a 16-session curriculum designed to help high school students delay the initiation of sex or increase the use of protection against pregnancy and STD/HIV if they choose to have sex. This research-proven approach addresses skills such as risk assessment, communication, decision making, planning, refusal strategies and delay tactics.
Respecting the Circle of Life: Mind, Body & Spirit is an STD/HIV and pregnancy prevention program for Native American youth between the ages 11 and 19 and their parents or other trusted adults. The primary goal of the program is to give youth the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves from unplanned pregnancy and STDs. The program also covers decision making, values, goal setting, communication, and knowledge about risk behaviors associated with HIV, other STDs, teen pregnancy, violence, and alcohol and drug use.
Safer Choices is a 2-year, multi-component STD, HIV, and teen pregnancy prevention program for high school students. The program aims to reduce the frequency of unprotected sex by reducing the number of sexually active students and increasing condom use and other methods of pregnancy protection among students who are sexually active. It seeks to motivate behavioral change by addressing factors such as attitudes and beliefs (including self-efficacy), social skills (particularly refusal and negotiation skills), functional knowledge, social and media influences, peer norms and parent/child communication.
Sisters Saving Sisters is a 5-module curriculum designed to empower young, teenage women to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV and other STDs, and significantly decrease their chances of being involved in unintended pregnancies. This curriculum acknowledges that abstinence is the most effective way to eliminate these risks, but also encourages the practice of safer sex and condom use. It addresses the underlying attitudes and beliefs that many young women have about condoms, provides information and exercises that teach them how to use condoms correctly, and gives them the confidence they need to choose and negotiate safer-sex practices.
Sister to Sister is a one-on-one, 20-minute skill and safer sex intervention designed to provide women with the knowledge, beliefs, motivation and confidence necessary to help them change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk for STDs, especially HIV. It is also designed to build the self-efficacy and skills to practice these behaviors. Sister to Sister TEEN is an adaptation of the program intended for use with adolescents.
STRIVE (Support to Reunite, Involve and Value Each Other) is a 5-session family-based intervention intended to reduce sexual risk behaviors, substance use and delinquency among youth who have recently run away from home. The intervention requires participation from both the adolescent and at least one parent. It is delivered to individual families in a community-based setting or in the home by a trained specialist.