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Promoting Health Among Teens! Abstinence-Only Intervention

Program Overview

Developer(s)

Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., John B. Jemmott III, Ph.D., and Konstance McCaffree, Ph.D.

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Program Summary

Promoting Health Among Teens! Abstinence-Only (PHAT-AO) is an eight hour abstinence-only HIV/STD- and pregnancy-prevention intervention for adolescents. The interactive and student-centric curriculum is designed to teach participants about puberty, HIV/STDs, and pregnancy prevention, and building refusal and negotiation skills, with a focus on abstinence as the best method for avoiding infection and pregnancy.  

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Target Population

The program was designed for and evaluated with African American youth ages 11 to 14 in urban school settings. It has been adapted for use with other racial/ethnic populations and older youth up to age 18, and has also been evaluated with 6th and 7th grade Latino youth.

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Program Setting

The program was designed for various community settings for small groups of youth in an urban setting (although it can be adapted for larger groups and non-urban settings). It was evaluated in after-school, community-based settings.

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Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Nancy Gonzalez-Caro, MPH
Evidence-Based Product Specialist
ETR
100 Enterprise Way, Suite G300
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Phone: 1-800-321-4407
Website: http://www.etr.org/ebi/programs/promoting-health-among-teens-abstinence-only/

For training and support, please contact:

Cody Sigel, MPH, CHES
Health Education Training Coordinator
ETR
1333 Broadway, Suite P110
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-858-0995
Website: http://www.etr.org/ebi/programs/promoting-health-among-teens-abstinence-only/

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: No

Languages available: English

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