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Conceptual Models to Depict the Factors that Influence the Avoidance and Cessation of Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth

Published: March 2, 2020

This brief was developed as part of a portfolio of youth-focused projects on sexual risk avoidance and cessation sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The brief presents two initial, complementary conceptual models—one for sexual risk avoidance and a second for sexual risk cessation—that aim to guide efforts to prevent youth risk behaviors and promote optimal health. The models identify a range of factors that research shows may influence youth decision making, sexual behavior, and related outcomes. These influencing factors occur at the environmental, interpersonal, or individual level, and many can be modified through intervention. To this end, the models may be used to guide and support efforts to develop and refine programs, tailor educational messages to youth, and empower parents and other adults to help youth avoid or cease sexual and non-sexual risk behaviors. In particular, the sexual risk cessation conceptual model is supporting the development of a sexual risk cessation program model and related supplemental curriculum module, intended to help sexually-experienced youth avoid sexual activity in the future.

Results of Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY) Demonstration Projects 2008-2015

Published: January 23, 2019

This report outlines the outcomes of the Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY) Demonstration Projects. 

Domestic Violence and Your Health

Published: October 17, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to help recognize, prevent, and respond to a serious health crisis affecting a tremendous number of women — and men — across the country.

Studies of Performance Measures and Adult Preparation Subjects

Published: August 1, 2016

We are happy to announce an exciting new PREP evaluation contract! The Studies of Performance Measures and Adult Preparation Subjects (PMAPS) contract has been awarded to Mathematica Policy Research.

PREP News, April 2016

Published: April 13, 2016

This recurring newsletter shares exciting developments related to the PREP program.

Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth

Published: November 23, 2015

The interagency Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) initiative has selected nine pilot projects to improve outcomes for low-income disconnected youth ages 14 to 24.

PREP News, July 2015

Published: July 14, 2015

This quarterly newsletter shares exciting developments related to the PREP program.

HHS Evidence Review Fourth Update: Two FYSB-Funded Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Demonstrate Positive Impacts

Published: May 20, 2016

HHS conducts regular reviews of the evidence base for teen pregnancy prevention programs. To that end, seven new programs have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness, which increases the number of programs meeting the criteria from 37 to 44.

PREP News, March 2015

Published: July 14, 2015

This is the first in a series of quarterly newsletters which will share exciting developments related to the PREP program.

Street Outreach Data Collection Fact Sheet

Published: August 12, 2014

To better understand the needs of youth served by the Street Outreach Program, FYSB funded 11 grantees at the end of FY10 to participate in a data collection effort. A final report is due in 2014.

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