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Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!

Curriculum Source: Program materials are available by contacting Deborah Koniak-Griffin at UCLA School of Nursing

Main Message: This curriculum emphasizes the role of maternal protectiveness in motivating adolescents to make healthy sexual decisions and decrease risky sexual behavior. It also encourages adolescents to take on sexual responsibility and accountability and increases awareness of the effects of HIV/AIDS on inner city communities and their children. The intervention aims to affect knowledge, beliefs, and intentions related to condom use and sexual behaviors such as initiation and frequency of intercourse. 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.

Target Population: Females who are pregnant or mothers from all racial backgrounds in 7th-12th grade

Length: Four interactive 2 hour sessions

Program Size: Not specified


  1. Life planning and parenting
  2. Communication
  3. Handling emotions
  4. Staying healthy
  5. Structured activities, group discussions, video, role-play, risk reduction education, and emphasis on maternal protectiveness