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Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIP Teens)

Program Overview

Developer(s)

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Ph.D., R.N., W.H.N.P.-B.C.

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Program Summary

The Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIPTeens) is a brief, evidence-based, theoretically-driven, sexual risk reduction intervention designed to reduce sexual risk behavior among adolescent girls. The four small group sessions (total time:  8 hours) are delivered by trained facilitators with a focus on positive youth development and motivational interviewing. Participants receive information on HIV and risk reduction, practice communication, negotiation and decision-making skills, identify triggers to risk behavior, increase motivation to reduce risk, and develop risk reduction strategies. Additional 90-minute booster sessions are delivered three and six months after the program and continue to build upon interpersonal and self-management skills learned in the initial sessions.

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Target Population

HIPTeens was designed for sexually active adolescent females, ages 15-19. It was evaluated with teens recruited from youth development centers, adolescent health service centers, and school-based centers in upstate New York.

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Program Setting

The program designed to be delivered in multiple settings. The program was evaluated with participants recruited from youth development centers, adolescent health service centers, and school-based centers.

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Contact and Availability Information

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

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
HIP4Change, LLC
4201 W. McKay Ave.
 
Tampa, FL 33609
Ph: 813-230-3335
Email:  hip4change@gmail.com
Website:  www.hip4change.com

 

For training and support, please contact:

See above.

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Yes

Languages available: English

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