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Adolescent Sexual Health Resources
Investigators: Sociometrics Corporation
This product consists of 5 resources: (1) 188 Facts About Teen Sex, Contraception, Pregnancy, Parenting, and Sexually Transmitted Infections. This handbook offers an accessible, reliable source of science-based facts on teen sex, contraception, pregnancy, parenthood, and sexually transmitted infections. (2) The Complete HIV/AIDS Teaching Kit. In a concise and convenient format The Complete HIV/AIDS Teaching Kit provides a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the biomedical, social, psychological, and behavioral aspects of HIV transmission, prevention and treatment-offering readers a full understanding of the disease. (3) Adolescent Sexual Health Education: An Activity Sourcebook. This sourcebook contains more than sixty ready-to-use activities to help practitioners educate teens about pregnancy and STD/HIV/AIDS prevention. (4) Model Programs for Adolescent Sexual Health. This is a directory of the most promising and proven effective sexual education and prevention programs in the United States. (5) Assessing Your Community's Needs and Assets: A Collaborative Approach to Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. This guide will assist you in planning your needs assessment and evaluating the potential intervention strategies for your adolescent pregnancy prevention program.
DILS: Data and Internet Literacy Series
Investigators: Diana Dull Akers, PhD, Angela Amarillas, MA, Megan M. Bunch, MA, Tamara Kuhn, MA, Janette Mince, & Lauren J. Shapiro, PhD
The Data and Internet Literacy Series (DIL Series) was created with the goal of training data and internet novices on the appropriate use of these valuable resources. Comprised of a set of six self-paced training modules and a parallel set of teaching materials for instructors, the Data and Internet Literacy Series covers just about everything you need to know about utilizing data and the Internet to understand issues and optimize your research in the social sciences. The Data and Internet Literacy Training Modules are user-friendly self-paced guides to gaining usable skills for utilizing and understanding data and the Internet in the context of social science research. Each module has its own glossary to further define terms and concepts introduced in the module. Each module also comes with a set of activities to explore and apply data and Internet knowledge and skills. These activities encourage application of module concepts, review important terms, and stimulate critical thinking. The Data and Internet Literacy Instructor Packages provide materials for teaching the content of Data and Internet Training Modules in a classroom setting. In addition to a complete copy of Training Module materials, an Instructor Package includes a lesson plan, a set of PowerPoint® slides, review questions and answers, and photocopy masters of the module activities and review questions.
Evaluation Tools and Publications
Investigators: Josefina J. Card, Ph.D., Claire Brindis, Dr.P.H., James L. Peterson, Ph.D., & Starr Niego, Ph.D.
This product consists of eight evaluation tools, publications, and resources: (1) Data Management: An Introductory Workbook for Teen Pregnancy Program Evaluators. This publication describes the basic practical steps in conducting the second half of the research process, and covers data coding, data entry, data cleaning, variable creation, and analysis. (2) Evaluation Readiness Assessment Guide: Is Your Program Ready To Evaluate Its Effectiveness? This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide assists programs to determine if their intervention is ready to be evaluated. (3) Guidebook: Evaluating Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs. This is a comprehensive guide to the implementation of evaluation methods into all aspects of teen pregnancy programming. (4) Sourcebook of Comparison Data for Evaluating Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs. This Sourcebook is meant to facilitate use of existing data as a source of comparison statistics. (5) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Archive Evaluation Assistance Kit (HEAK). This kit is a comprehensive questionnaire item bank that can be customized for use with any adult HIV/AIDS prevention program. (6) Prevention Minimum Evaluation Data Set (PMEDS). This publication provides a core Primary Questionnaire, with optional Supplementary Modules, that can be used for evaluating all teen pregnancy and teen STD/HIV/AIDS prevention programs. (7) Prevention Minimum Evaluation Data Set Jr (PMEDS Jr). This version of PMEDS is particularly well-suited for programs emphasizing abstinence and programs aimed at younger teens. (8) Prevention Minimum Evaluation Data Set Jr. + (PMEDS Jr. +). This publication is considerably shorter than PMEDS, making it easier for local programs to select questions and develop a survey. It is particularly well-suited for programs emphasizing abstinence and programs aimed at younger teens.
Fundamentals of Program Adaptation
Investigators: Charles Klein & J.J. Card
This two and a half hour course outlines everything you need to know to adapt a proven program in a new implementation context. The fundamentals of program adaptation are covered in four online modules: 1. Understanding Program Adaptation 2. Selecting a Program to Adapt 3. Evaluation 4. Getting Your Organization Ready Topic include program adaptation versus replication and reinvention, key factors for successful adaptations, conducting needs assessments, examining program logic models and core elements, selecting the right program, adaptation program models and content, and organizational preparation for program implementation. Each module includes instructive video and quizzes. The course also includes a number of tools, links, readings, and resources, such as worksheets, checklists, and evaluation materials.
HIV/AIDS Prevention Practitioner Institute (HPPI)
Investigators: Josefina J. Card & Diana Dull Akers
The HIV/AIDS Prevention Practitioner Institute (HPPI) was created to empower HIV prevention professionals facing programmatic challenges and health disparities on the front line of the epidemic. HPPI consists of five interactive, multimedia, computer-delivered courses (and accompanying texts). The courses are designed to increase HIV health professionals' capacity to plan, evaluate, and sustain scientifically effective, culturally competent HIV prevention interventions. Each course in the multimedia HPPI series includes a video course guide, video segments with practitioners, quizzes, glossaries, workbook activities, and interactive learning exercises. Course 1: Developing a Program Model. defines and reviews the elements that make up a program model, explains how program models are used and what is involved in creating a program model, guides you through the specific steps for developing a program model and assessing its strength, and finally, explores strategies for assessing and improving the strength of your program model. Course 2: Program Replication and Adaptation. This course walks you through the steps required to select and adapt effective programs successfully. In particular, it addresses the following questions: 1. How do you identify effective programs? 2. How do you decide whether to replicate a program, and, if so, which one? 3. If necessary, how do you adapt a program to better meet the needs of your target population and setting? Course 3: Understanding Process Evaluation. This course focuses on strategies to assess an intervention program to see what is working and what is not, to determine what factors contribute to success or failure, and to refine the ways a program is im plemented. The course defines process evaluation, identifies key questions process evaluati on can answer, identifies uses of process evaluation findings, explains the steps necessary to conduct a process evaluation, and describes how a process evaluation can contribute to an outcome evaluation. Course 4: Understanding Outcome Evaluation. This course focuses on the most scientific way to determine if your program is having the desired positive impact on program participants' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, skills, intentions, behaviors, or health status outcomes, such as prevention of HIV or sexually transmitted infection (STI). This course will help you: 1) Identify key research questions that can be answered by an outcome evaluation; 2) Understand the similarities and differences between outcome and process evaluations; 3) Understand the benefits of conducting outcome evaluations; 4) Implement the steps necessary to conduct a basic outcome evaluation; and 5) Understand why a comparison group is essential to outcome evaluation. Course 5: Creating Culturally Competent Programs. This course focuses on culture, cultural identity, and the importance of striving for cultural competence in your HIV prevention program. The course explores strategies for bringing cultural competence goals to bear on HIV/AIDS prevention program planning, implementation and evaluation processes.
Honoring Ancient Wisdom and Knowledge: Prevention and Cessation (HAWK)
Investigators: Shobana Raghupathy, April Lea Go Forth
American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/ANs) have some of the highest rates of substance use compared to other ethnic groups. The problem is particularly acute among Indian youth in reservations and remote rural areas and has been attributed to factors such as poverty, low cost and easy availability. The HAWK2 intervention is a multimedia, computer-based drug prevention program for Native youth in upper elementary and middle schools. The intervention uses engaging features such as games, animations, and video clips to impart substance abuse prevention knowledge and skills training. The development of this intervention was a collaborative process involving the participation of community experts, research scientists, school teachers and practitioners as well as Native youth. The intervention was sponsored by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. HAWK2 consists of seven lessons of 25-30 minutes each, with a total exposure time of 3.5 hours. Teachers have the flexibility to integrate the lessons into an existing health curriculum or to implement them as separate units over several weeks. Each session includes video segments that demonstrated refusal skills, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, coping skills, assertive communication, and relaxation techniques. Problem solving exercises allow participants to walk through different scenarios, identify problems, consider alternative responses, practice behavioral responses, and solve problems. Animations were used to convey Native American tales and legends that illustrate the positive impact of empowerment. Interactive quizzes, polls, and learning exercises were developed to reinforce prevention program content during and at the end of each lesson. The program is distributed on USB drive. A student (or a group of students) can view the program content on any computer and can self-administer the intervention. To run the program you will need computer with a USB drive and Speakers or Headphones (for privacy).
Multimedia WiLLOW Training Modules
Investigators: Lucy Baden & Josefina J. Card
These multimedia, interactive training modules will help you train for and implement the intervention Multimedia WiLLOW: HIV Transmission Reduction Among African American Women Living with HIV. Multimedia WILLOW in an interactive computer-based intervention designed for African American women living with HIV that is gender relevant and culturally sensitive, based on the effective group intervention WiLLOW. The intervention incorporates elements of sexual risk reduction to reduce STI/HIV sexual transmission and to enhance psychosocial mediators and structural factors associated with preventive behaviors. The Multimedia WiLLOW training contains 6 modules, and covers important information and skills for administrators and facilitators. The modules contain videos, quizzes, and interactive learning exercises. Over the course of the training, the modules cover topics such as: program background and information; the original implementation(s) of the program; benefits and challenges of computer-delivered interventions; and other uses of the program.
TOTAL: Bullying Prevention Program for Grade 5-12 Classrooms
Investigators: Anya Drabkin, Sheena Reddy, Julie Solomon, Lucy Baden, & Josefina J. Card
TOTAL, the Teacher-Targeted Online Tolerance and Anti-Bullying Library, provides information and tools to enable educators to develop crucial knowledge and skills to prevent bullying in schools and to implement a brief anti-bullying program in their classroom. The TOTAL Bullying Prevention Program is a 5-session in-class curriculum based on the evidence concerning what works to prevent bullying among middle and high school students. Program sessions include an outline with step-by-step instructions for implementing activities, and all associated materials (e.g., worksheets, factsheets, case studies). The program sessions follow the TOTAL approach, including comprehensive strategies that target the whole school community, classroom, and student. The TOTAL product was funded by grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). A video overview of the TOTAL Bullying Prevention Program can be found here.
The Abstinence and Contraception Education Storehouse (ACES)
Investigators: Josefina J. Card, Shobana Raghupathy & Charles Klein
ACES is an online library of multimedia activities and exercises that can be used to enhance behavioral skills training in teen sexual risk reduction interventions. The goal is to enable teachers and practitioners to improve program delivery by using these activities to supplement existing interventions, and consequently promote active youth engagement and involvement. ACES has two components: (1) The Youth Activities Library (YAL) (2) The Teacher Training Library (TTL) The activities in the Youth Activities Library are aimed at youth and include multimedia audio-visual presentations, role-play demonstrations, group discussion activities, video clips, quizzes and polls, as well as traditional classroom exercises, handouts, and homework assignments. The library also includes classroom presentation materials that provide factual information on HIV/AIDS and STD awareness (incidence, prevalence, modes of STI transmission etc.). These activities in the YAL are arranged into 40 separate modules, with each module focusing on the following themes in the area of teen HIV/AIDS/STDS and pregnancy prevention: Refusal skills and resistance to peer pressure Assessing risks/using safety skills Stress management/ conflict resolution Dating and relationship decisions Negotiation skills/contraception use HIV/AIDS/STD awareness Safe sex practices Abstinence/delaying sexual activity Sexual orientation Buying contraception Condom demonstration Parent-child communication To help teachers use these modules, ACES also includes tutorials for teacher training. The ACES Teacher Training Library (TTL) is aimed at teachers and will train teachers and practitioners by offering video demonstrations in conducting role plays, group discussions and general classroom management strategies.
Tools for Building Culturally Competent HIV Prevention Programs (CC)
Investigators: Julie Solomon, Jacqueline Berman, Laura Lessard, Diana Dull Akers, Angela Amarillas, Megan Bunch, & Josefina J. Card
In the fight to reduce the spread of HIV, addressing the specific HIV-related needs of diverse cultural groups is becoming increasingly important. Tools for Building Culturally Competent Prevention Programs is designed to help HIV prevention professionals who are planning, implementing, or evaluating programs to increase the cultural competence and effectiveness of HIV prevention efforts in their local communities. The Tools website is divided into Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Toolkits. Each Toolkit comprises a set of research-based, practitioner-friendly resources, including: Key Concepts, which summarize in plain language the important concepts and practices in effective, culturally competent HIV prevention programming. Interactive elements within the Key Concept webpages help reinforce the concepts with concrete examples. Tools, which are user-friendly MSWord checklists and worksheets that facilitate culturally competent programming. The user can type directly into each document and save it for future use. Other Resources, which include "tales from the field"--true stories of how the key concepts have been put into practice in real-world prevention settings--and links to additional relevant resources available through the Internet. The web site also contains an introductory section that provides an overview of the concepts of culture and cultural competence, and their relevance for HIV prevention programming. The site also offers a glossary of all the terms used in the site.