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Implementation Requirements and Guidance

Program Structure and Timeline

The program is delivered in four sessions that are each four hours long. The ideal group size is 10 to 12 participants with one adult and two peer facilitators.

The program must be delivered in community-based settings, not in school or during school hours.



The program requires the use of one adult and two peer facilitators, all of whom should be African American and female. Peer facilitators should be between 18- and 21-years-old who, ideally, have gone through the SiHLE program. There are specific roles for the adult and peer facilitators described in the facilitator's manual.


Program Materials and Resources

The following program materials are available through the distributor:

  • User's Guide
  • SiHLE Facilitators Manual
  • Photocopy masters of posters
  • Participant Handbook
  • Photocopy masters of additional handouts, the SiHLE Jeopardy game, session evaluations
  • 50 Domestic violence brochures
  • Prevention Minimum Evaluation Data Set (PMEDS)
  • Local Evaluator Consultant Network Directory
  • Original Evaluation Instruments

While a free sample curriculum is not available, providers may purchase an automatic digital download of the user’s guide to review program components, core competencies for facilitators, and scientific evidence of effectiveness. If providers decide to purchase the program, the price of the download is deducted.


Additional Needs for Implementation

Delivery of the program requires the use of condoms and penis models.



SiHLE has a fidelity toolkit/checklist and tools for monitoring program implementation. These may be accessed on the Sociometrics website: 


Training and Staff Support

Staff Training:

There is no required training for this program. In the past several organizations have offered formal training, but none are currently specified.

Technical Assistance and Ongoing Support:

Sociometrics provides telephone technical support on implementation and evaluation for one year with purchase of the program materials.


Allowable Adaptations

All adaptations must be approved by the developer, in consultation with Sociometrics.