The following sexuality education programs can be found in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania:
Becoming a Responsible Teen (B.A.R.T.)
Organization: SACA/Nuestra Clinica
Program Site: Clinic, School, Community
Program Orientation: [ninja-popup ID=85481]Sexual Health Education[/ninja-popup]
Demonstrated Effectiveness: [ninja-popup ID=85401]Evidence-Based[/ninja-popup]
Serving: 14 to 22 year olds; may include a special focus for African-American Youth, Hispanic Youth, Incarcerated Youth, LGBTQ Youth, Pregnant/Parenting Youth, Youth in Foster Care [ninja-popup ID=85406]*[/ninja-popup]
Description: Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART) is a group-level, education and behavior skills training intervention designed to reduce risky sexual behaviors and improve safer sex skills among adolescents. The 8 intervention sessions, delivered to groups of 5-15 youth, provide information on HIV and related risk behaviors and the importance of abstinence and risk reduction. The sessions were designed to help participants clarify their own values and teach technical, social, and cognitive skills. Through discussions, games, videos, presentations, demonstrations, role plays, and practice, adolescents learn problem solving, decision-making, communication, condom negotiation, behavioral self-management, and condom use skills. The participants also have a discussion with local, HIV-positive youth to promote risk recognition and improve their perception of vulnerability. In addition, the intervention encourages participants to share the information they learn with their friends and family and to provide support for their peers to reduce risky behaviors. SACA/Nuestra Clinica implements Becoming a Responsible Teen with trained educators. More info.