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II. Programs in which the Majority of Evaluation Participants were Latino Youth
This section describes three programs that have been evaluated in which the majority of evaluation participants were Latino youth and which were found to be effective in changing or delaying behaviors that relate to teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and where the majority of evaluation participants were Latino youth.
Of these three programs, two are community-based programs (California’s Adolescent Sibling Pregnancy Prevention Project and Children’s Aid Society – Carrera Program); and one is a clinic-based program (Project SAFE: Sexual Awareness for Everyone). The former two were designed for use with all youth in the community, while the latter was designed for Latinas and African American women.
Two programs helped youth delay first sex; two helped youth increase use of contraception; and two resulted in a decrease in teen pregnancy among participating youth.
Each of these programs fits the stringent criteria for inclusion in this document, as described in the introduction. Organizations and individuals that work with a diverse community that includes majority of Latino youth should explore replicating one of the three programs described in this section:
- California’s Adolescent Sibling Pregnancy Prevention Project (in evaluation, 77 percent of participants were Hispanic/Latino)
- Children’s Aid Society – Carrera Program (in evaluation, 53 percent of participants were Hispanic/Latino)
- Project SAFE: Sexual Awareness for Everyone (in evaluation, 69 percent of participants in first evaluation were Hispanic/Latino and 75 percent in second evaluation)
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