Teaching teens about sex: a fidelity assessment model for Making Proud Choices.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Given the increased necessity for local program administrators to operate evidenced-based programs developed for different target populations and community settings, we present evidence about the effectiveness of a specific adolescent health intervention, Making Proud Choices (MPC). MPC was originally designed for inner city, African-American youth in high HIV communities, but implemented recently in diverse settings shown to be at high risk of teen-pregnancy in Missouri. In light of the pressures for local adaptation of the comprehensive sexual education curriculum, we created a three-pronged fidelity assessment tool. We find that significant gains are reported in terms of knowledge as well as intent to use a condom. Furthermore, these findings are consistently achieved in both urban and rural settings, with foster care youth, and for Whites and African-Americans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cronin, J; Heflin, C; Price, A

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 /

Start / End Page

  • 94 - 102

PubMed ID

  • 24950019

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-7870

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0149-7189

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2014.05.010


  • eng