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Making a Difference!

Program Overview


Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., John B. Jemmott III, Ph.D., and Konstance McCaffree, Ph.D.


Program Summary

"Making A Difference!" An Abstinence Approach to Prevention of STDs, HIV and Teen Pregnancy is an eight module curriculum that provides young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV, and pregnancy by abstaining from sex. The curriculum is designed for middle school youth and is delivered by trained facilitators.


Target Population

The curriculum is designed for middle-school youth. It was evaluated with African American 11-13 year-olds in urban areas. The developer suggests the program can be used with older youth and with both same-sex or male and female groups.


Program Setting

The program was designed to be delivered in the classroom, either in-school or in community-based locations. The program was evaluated in an outside-of-school community-based setting.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Nancy Gonzalez-Caro, MPH
Evidence-Based Product Specialist
100 Enterprise Way, Suite G300
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Phone: 1-800-321-4407

For training and support, please contact:

Cody Sigel, MPH, CHES
Health Education Training Coordinator
1333 Broadway, Suite P110
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-858-0995

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Yes

Languages available: English