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Reducing the Risk

Program Overview


Richard P. Barth, M.S.W., Ph.D.


Program Summary

Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STDs & HIV is a 16-session program focused on the development of attitudes and skills that will help teens prevent pregnancy and the transmission of STDs, including HIV. This approach addresses skills such as risk assessment, communication, decision-making, planning, and refusal strategies.


Target Population

The program was designed for high school students. It was first evaluated with 14 to 17 year old White youth, and more recently has also been tested with Latino and African American youth. 


Program Setting

The program was designed to be implemented in a classroom-based school setting. It has been evaluated in community based organizations as well as classroom-based school 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
Ph: 800-321-4407 x237

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 and Spanish