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EVIDENCE-BASED CURRICULUM

Teens need access to medically accurate, evidence-based information in order to make responsible decisions for their future.  For teen pregnancy prevention, this refers to programs that have been proven through rigorous evaluation to reduce teen pregnancy, behavioral risk, or other associated risk factors among teens.1 Evidence-based programs can be expected to produce positive results consistently.  

Evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention curricula are offered to schools and youth-serving organizations in Oklahoma, Tulsa, and 24 other counties with high teen birth rates through the Oklahoma State Department of Health's Maternal and Child Health Service (MCH).  The three curricula offered in these counties include Making A Difference!, Making Proud Choices!, and Reducing the Risk.   

 

Making A Difference Curriculum                       Making Proud Choices Curriculum                      Reducing the Risk Curriculum

 

Making A Difference! is an abstinence-based approach to prevent STDs, HIV, and teen pregnancy.  Its goal is to empower young adolescents to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of pregnancy and HIV or other STD infection.

 

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Making Proud Choices! is a safer sex approach to STDs, teen pregnancy, and HIV prevention.  Its goal is to empower young adolescents to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of an unplanned pregnancy or becoming infected with HIV and other STDs.

 

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Reducing the Risk is a skills-based curriculum designed to help teens prevent pregnancy and the transmission of STD, including HIV.  It teaches young adolescents the interpersonal and social skills they can use to abstain or protect themselves.

 

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Source: 1Office of Adolescent Health (2015) Choosing an evidence-based program and curriculum.  Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/oah-initiatives/teen_pregnancy/training/curriculum.html

 

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