Youth Curricula Making a Difference!
An Evidence-Based, Abstinence Approach to Teen Pregnancy and HIV/STD Prevention
Making a Difference! An Evidence-Based, Abstinence Approach to Teen Pregnancy and HIV/STD Prevention, 5th Edition 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 progam's goal is to empower young adolescents to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of pregnancy, HIV and other STD infection. The curriculum emphasizes that young adolescents should postpone sexual activity and that practicing abstinence is the only way to eliminate the risk for pregnancy and STDs, including HIV. The program is also available in a School Edition, with 13 shorter sessions designed to fit a school schedule, and in an edition adapted for use with high school youth with mild cognitive impairments (MiCI).
For more information on Making a Difference! 5th Edition including sample lesson, table of contents, research, adaptation guidelines, training & TA and much more, please visit the Making a Difference! section of our Program Success Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health.
This adapted version of the program was designed to serve the special needs of high school students with mild cognitive impairment (MiCI). ...More Information