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Promoting Health Among Teens! Abstinence-Only Intervention

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

Promoting Health Among Teens! Abstinence-Only (PHAT-AO) is an eight hour abstinence-only HIV/STD- and pregnancy-prevention intervention for adolescents. The interactive and student-centric curriculum is designed to teach participants about puberty, HIV/STDs, and pregnancy prevention, and building refusal and negotiation skills, with a focus on abstinence as the best method for avoiding infection and pregnancy.  


Target Population

The program was designed for and evaluated with African American youth ages 11 to 14 in urban school settings. It has been adapted for use with other racial/ethnic populations and older youth up to age 18, and has also been evaluated with 6th and 7th grade Latino youth.


Program Setting

The program was designed for various community settings for small groups of youth in an urban setting (although it can be adapted for larger groups and non-urban settings). It was evaluated in after-school, community-based settings.


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: No

Languages available: English