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It's Your Game: Keep It Real (IYG)

Program Overview

Developer(s)

Susan Tortolero, Ph.D., Christine Markham, Ph.D., Ross Shegog, Ph.D., and Melissa Peskin, Ph.D.

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Program Summary

It’s Your Game...Keep it Real (IYG) is a classroom and computer-based HIV, STI, and pregnancy prevention program. It consists of twenty-four 50-minute lessons delivered during 7th and 8th grade. In each grade, the program integrates group-based classroom activities (e.g., role plays, group discussion, and small group activities) with personalized journaling and individually tailored activities that are computer-based.

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Target Population

The program was designed for urban middle school youth in grades 7 and 8, ages 12 to 14. It was first tested with youth in grade 7, who were primarily Hispanic and African-American. More recently, it has also been evaluated with White and Hispanic adolescents in 7th and 8th grades. 

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Program Setting

The program was designed to be implemented in various settings, including in-school or after school and also includes a computer-based component. It has been evaluated in both urban and rural middle schools.

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Contact and Availability Information

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

Efrat Gabay
UT Health – School of Public Health
7000 Fannin, Suite 2656C
Houston, TX 77030
Ph: 713-500-9624
Website: www.itsyourgame.org

For training and support, please contact:

Benaye Bell
Ph:(713) 500-9601l
Email: Sheryl.B.Bell@uth.tmc.edu

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Yes

Languages available: English

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