Power Through Choices: The Development of a Sexuality Education Curriculum for Youths in Out-of-Home Care

Becker, Maria G.; Barth, Richard P.
May 2000
Child Welfare;May/Jun2000, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p269
Academic Journal
Youths in out-of-home care demonstrate high rates of sexual risk-taking behavior and elevated rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This article profiles the development and characteristics of an innovative pregnancy/HIV/STI prevention curriculum tailored to the needs of youths in out-of-home care. Promising results from an implementation study suggest the need for future dissemination and rigorous testing.


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