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Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!

Program Overview


Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., John B. Jemmott III, Ph.D., and Deborah Koniak-Griffin, R.N., Ed.D. F.A.A.N.


Program Summary

Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! aims to reduce unprotected sex among sexually active, pregnant and parenting teens by affecting knowledge, beliefs, and intentions related to condom use and sexual behaviors. It also addresses the impact of HIV/AIDS on pregnant women and their children, the prevention of disease during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and special concerns of young mothers. The program consists of eight 60-minute modules focusing on behavioral attitudes, expectations, negotiation and problem solving skills, self-efficacy, and feelings of maternal protectiveness.


Target Population

The program is designed for pregnant and parenting teens in grades 7-12. It has been evaluated with African American and Latino youth.


Program Setting

The program was designed for and evaluated in a classroom-based setting in middle and high schools (grades 7-12).


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
Website: protective/

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: No

Languages available: English