Respecting the Circle of Life Print Bundle
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.
Respecting the Circle of Life is adapted from Focus on Youth with ImPACT, a program originally developed in Baltimore to reduce the risk of HIV among urban African-American youth. The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health worked with Native American community members to adapt the program for use with Native youth and families to include a focus on unintended pregnancy in addition to STD/HIV.
Purchase of Respecting the Circle of Life includes an online, self-paced Training of Educators (TOE) that equips sexual health facilitators with the knowledge and skills to implement the program with youth. Once you purchase the program, you will have access to the training on the Respecting the Circle of Life website.
The Respecting the Circle of Life set includes:
- Youth Curriculum
- Youth and Parent Session Curriculum
- Implementation Guide
- Supplemental Materials Resource Guide
- Youth Workbook (12 copies)
- Parent/Trusted Adult Resource Guide (12 copies)
- Activity Kit (includes laminated posters and job aids)
- Condom demonstrator
- Access to the self-paced, online Training of Educators
For more information on Respecting the Circle of Life, including a sample lesson, table of contents, research, adaptation guidelines, training and TA and much more, please visit the Respecting the Circle of Life section of our Program Success Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health.