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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.
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.
FOCUS Training Modules
Investigators: Emily Newman & Josefina J. Card
These multimedia, interactive training modules will help you train for and implement the intervention FOCUS: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections and Unwanted Pregnancies among Young Women. The FOCUS program, a four-session cognitive-behavioral group intervention addressed preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unintended pregnancies, was originally delivered to young women US Marine Corps recruits. The FOCUS training contains 8 modules, each approximately 5-10 minutes long, and covers important information and skills for FOCUS 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; how to lead a role play or group discussion; and adapting the program for your context.
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.
HORIZONS Training Modules
Investigators: Emily Newman, Lucy Baden & Josefina J. Card
These multimedia, interactive training modules will help you train for and implement HORIZONS: an STI/HIV Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for African American Girls. HORIZONS, a two-session STI-prevention program developed for small groups of sexually-active African American adolescent girls, was developed to address a broad range of risk factors, including personal, relational, sociocultural, and structural factors. The overall goals of the program are to reduce recurrent STIs and enhance STI/HIV preventive behaviors. The HORIZONS training contains 6 modules, each approximately 5-15 minutes long, and covers important information and skills for HORIZONS 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; facilitation tips; and implementation challenges.
IMPACT: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Training Modules
Investigators: Anya Drabkin, Lucy Baden, Julie Solomon, & Josefina J. Card
Developed with grants from the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), IMPACT includes 13 online learning modules designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to implement effective IPV prevention programming in diverse communities. Module features include video-based narration, video clips showing prevention techniques in action, and supplemental downloadable resources. IMPACT is intended for use by IPV prevention practitioners working in a variety of contexts, such as social service organizations, schools, clinics, and faith-based institutions. It is designed for a wide range of professionals, including peer educators, counselors, prevention specialists, and advocates. IMPACT can be used in several ways, as an introductory course and as part of continuing education and training. It includes seven modules designed for all IPV prevention practitioners, and an additional six designed for those working with specific populations (e.g., high-risk couples, IPV perpetrators, and people who have mental health or substance use difficulties).
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.
PETRA: Promoting Education, Training & Research on AIDS
Investigators: Angela Amarillas Roth, Alana Conner Snibbe, Ralph DiClemente, Diana Dull Akers, & Josefina J. Card
We have translated HIV/AIDS research findings into easy-to-navigate, easy-to-understand online resource modules in order to increase understanding of the social and behavioral aspects of this deadly epidemic. PETRA’s Information Modules include information about HIV/AIDS incidence, prevalence, antecedents, consequences, prevention, and treatment. The PETRA Information Modules are: Module 1: HIV /AIDS: The Epidemic Module 2: Preventing HIV/AIDS Module 3: Living with HIV/AIDS Module 4: Gender, Culture, and HIV/AIDS Each of the four modules contains several chapters. Each chapter, in turn, contains several topic pages. Users can explore modules, chapters, and topic pages in any order that they want. Every module and chapter begins with a helpful introduction, followed by topic pages with pictures, graphs, did-you-know questions, and compelling interactive features. The last topic page for each chapter presents relevant learning activities, assignments, web resources, and readings that allow the user to further explore each chapter’s key themes.
Rikers Health Advocacy Program (RHAP) Training Modules
Investigators: Alejandra Moreno, Lucy Baden & Josefina J. Card
These multimedia, interactive training modules will help you train for and implement the Rikers Health Advocacy Program (RHAP). RHAP, originally developed for use with incarcerated male adolescent drug users between 16 and 18 years of age, consists of four one hour small group sessions focusing on health education issues, particularly HIV/AIDS. Adapting techniques of Problem Solving Therapy, the facilitator guides eight-person groups in discussing the following topics: general health, HIV and AIDS, drug abuse and its consequences, sexual behavior, health and AIDS-risk behaviors, and strategies for seeking health and social services. Active learning is emphasized, with opportunities for youths to define high-risk attitudes and behaviors, suggest alternative actions, and engage in role play and rehearsal activities. The RHAP training contains 6 modules, and covers important information and skills for facilitators. The modules include 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; setting ground rules; and the theoretical model supporting the program.