Pregnancy & HIV/STD Prevention


PUERTO RICO ABSTINENCE AND CONTRACEPTION: STATE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP)

PR Department of Health (PRDOH) Division of Maternal, Child, and Adolescents (PRMCH)

2010-2014

Project Description: PREP main purpose is to enhance the understanding of cultural values and their association with high-risk sexual behaviors among 12 to 14 year old youth, as well as to increase knowledge of HIV infection, self-efficacy, personal responsibility, safer parent-child communication skills, and healthy life skills among the participants. The program is being implemented thru a collaborative agreement among the Department of Health, as administrative Partner, the Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research, as scientific partner and United Ways, as implementation Partner.

Services: As scientific partner CIES leads: a) adaptation and implementation of ¡CUIDATE!, an effective evidence-based program scientifically proven to change high risk sexual behaviors of youth; b) adaptation and implementation of ¡CUIDALO!, a parent-child communication intervention program proven to improve parent-child communication; c) a community engagement strategy which utilizes PhotoVoice methodology; and d) Comprehensive Service Referrals. Specific services will consist of co-training, co-implementation, process adaptation, and evaluation of interventions.

 


PUERTO RICO ABSTINENCE EDUCATION PROJECT (PRAEP)

PR Department of Health (PRDOH) Division of Maternal, Child, and Adolescents (PRMCH)

2010-Present

Project Description: The long term goal of this three year initiative is to delay initiation of sexual intercourse among 10 to 14 year old Puerto Rican adolescents in the high risk communities of the east coast. Through a collaborative agreement among the Department of Health, as the administrative partner, the Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research, as the scientific partner and United Ways, as the implementation partner. Evidence Based Programs to be implemented are Fundamentos de la Crianza (Community Counseling Centers of Chicago) and Project AIM (Dr. Lesli Clark, University of California, Los Angeles).

Current Services: Program Evaluation, Technical Assistance and Cultural Adaptation.



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