science based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 22

Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 125 Views
  • Uploaded on

Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Susan E. Washinger, M.Ed. Project Coordinator, SBP. Participant poll: (Please choose the best response). I am attending this presentation because: I want to be able to assess programs to determine if they are science-based

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention' - tanith


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
science based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention

Science-Based Approaches toTeen Pregnancy Prevention

Susan E. Washinger, M.Ed.

Project Coordinator, SBP

participant poll please choose the best response
Participant poll:(Please choose the best response)

I am attending this presentation because:

  • I want to be able to assess programs to determine if they are science-based
  • I want to know which science-based programs will reduce teen pregnancy among teen males
  • I want to know which science-based programs will reduce repeat teen pregnancies
  • I want to promote the use of science-based approaches to prevent teen pregnancy
  • I want to improve my teen pregnancy prevention program
science based approaches sba project
Science-Based Approaches (SBA) Project

5-year Cooperative Agreement with CDC, 3 national partners and 9 states to increase the capacity of local organizations to select, implement, and evaluate science-based approaches to prevent teen pregnancy, STIs and HIV/AIDS

what are sbas
What are SBAs?
  • Using SBAs simply means relying on that which has been proven to work.
  • SBAs include techniques, characteristics, activities, and programs for which there is evidence of effectiveness.
participant poll please choose the best response1
Participant poll:(Please choose the best response)

To claim a program “science-based” it should include which of the following evaluation criteria:

A. A control group and an experimental group

B. Demonstration of knowledge, attitude and behavior change

C. Results published in a peer-reviewed journal

D. Similar evaluation results in multiple program locations

E. All of the above

science based program sbp evaluation criteria
Science-Based Program (SBP) Evaluation Criteria
  • Experimental or quasi-experimental design
  • Had adequate sample size
  • Collected data at least 3 months after intervention
  • Replicated in different location with similar results
  • Results published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Measured knowledge, attitude and behavior change
sbp behavior change
SBP Behavior Change

At least one of the following:

  • Delayed sexual initiation
  • Reduced frequency of sexual intercourse
  • Reduced number of sexual partners
  • Increased use of condoms/contraceptives
program lists
Program Lists
  • Advocates for Youth: Science and Success
    • www.advocatesforyouth.org
  • National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: What Works
    • www.teenpregnancy.org
  • Program Archive on Sexuality, Health & Adolscence (PASHA)
    • www.socio.com/pasha.htm
promising programs
Promising Programs
  • Dr. Doug Kirby’s 17 Characteristics of Effective Programs
    • www.etr.org/recapp
current trends teen males
Current trends … teen males
  • % of teen males who have had sexual intercourse has decreased
  • Rates of condom use have increased
  • Teen fathers more likely:
    • economically disadvantaged
    • have lower academic performance
    • more problem behaviors
    • have a mom who was a teen parent
  • Young adult men who have sex with significantly younger women (6 years +) are far less likely to use contraception
participant poll please choose true or false
Participant poll:(Please choose true or false)

My program currently provides boys-only programs to prevent teen pregnancy?

characteristics of programs that work teen males
Characteristics of programs that work … teen males

Limitations of the research on “boys-only” programs:

  • Relatively new to prevention efforts
  • Few have been rigorously evaluated
  • Few have shown behavior change
characteristics of programs that work teen males1
Characteristics of programs that work … teen males
  • Co-educational school-based programs have shown positive changes in the sexual and contraceptive behavior of teen boys. These programs:
    • Go beyond the classroom
    • Include a cultural component
    • Extend across school years
  • Review of program lists
implications for programs teen males
Implications for programs … teen males
  • Make programs more male-friendly
  • Go where the boys are
  • Help parents talk to boys
  • Tailor programs
  • Be positive rather than punitive
current trends repeat teen pregnancies
Current trends … repeat teen pregnancies
  • 21% of all teen births are to teens who are already moms
  • Contributing factors:
    • Age
    • Race/ethnicity
    • Marital status
    • Education
    • Intendedness
participant poll please choose true or false1
Participant poll:(Please choose true or false)

My program currently provides programs to reduce repeat teen pregnancies?

characteristics of programs that work repeat teen pregnancies
Characteristics of programs that work … repeat teen pregnancies

Limitations of the research:

  • Only three (3) studies using experimental design showed positive effects
    • 2 home visitation programs
    • 1 program in medical setting
characteristics of programs that work repeat teen pregnancies1
Characteristics of programs that work … repeat teen pregnancies
  • Significant factors:
    • The strength of the relationship between the teen and provider
    • On-the-job training is not sufficient for providers
    • Long-term involvement is important (starting during pregnancy)
implications for programs repeat teen pregnancies
Implications for programs … repeat teen pregnancies
  • Develop close and sustained relationships
  • Employ skilled personnel
  • Use appropriate family planning techniques
  • Support teen moms to finish school
for more information
For more information …
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – “What Works”
    • www.teenpregnancy.org
      • “It’s a Guy Thing”
      • “Another Chance”
potential impact
Potential Impact

More science-based programs

=

More teens participate in programs that work

=

Less teen pregnancies; less teen STI

contacting
Contacting

Susan E. Washinger, M.Ed.

Project Coordinator, SBP

3461 Market Street

Camp Hill, PA 17011-4412

(717) 761-7380 ext. 3101

[email protected]

ad