Ruwe, M.B., McCloskey, L., Meyers, A., Prudent, N., and Foureau-Dorsinville, M. Evaluation of Haitian American Responsible Teen. Findings from the Replication of an Evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in Eastern Massachusetts, August 2016.

Program Evaluated Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART)
Evidence of Effectiveness No
Study Rating and Explanation HighRandom assignment study that met all criteria for a high rating; findings show no positive, statistically significant impact on a relevant behavioral outcome measure for either the full sample or key subgroups
Review Date December 2016

Program Information

Program Type

Program Type is Clinic-based Clinic-based
Sexuality education
Programs for special populations
Youth development

Program Length

Fewer than 10 sessions
Program Length is 10 to 20 sessions 10 to 20 sessions
More than 20 sessions

Evaluation Setting

After school/community-based
Health clinic
Elementary school
Middle school
High school
Evaluation Setting is In-school: High school Multiple settings
Specialized setting

Study Sample

Average Age Group

13 or younger
Average Age Group is 14 to 17 14 to 17
18 or 19

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group is African American African American


Gender is Both genders Both genders
Female only
Male only

Research Design

Assignment Method Randomized controlled trial
Sample Size 552
Number of Follow-Ups 2
Length of Last Follow-Up 6

Study Findings

Sexual Initiation/Abstinence 0
Recent Sexual Activity 0
Number of Sexual Partners Not measured
Frequency of Sexual Activity Not measured
Contraceptive Use and/or Consistency 0
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV Not measured
Pregnancy or Birth Not measured