This project identified specific lessons learned by 13 demonstration communities funded to implement community-based teen pregnancy prevention programs, utilizing a youth development model; and translated these lessons into a training manual for dissemination to communities throughout the country that are planning to build similar programs. The design and methodology for developing the manual were prepared in connection with Phase I of the Project (1995-1997). Field support exercises were prepared to accompany each chapter in the areas of needs and assets assessment, problem identification, evaluation and sustainability, logic modeling, defining terms and indicators, a data collection checklist for baseline indicators, a program monitoring checklist, and mobilizing the outcome evaluation. The project found that the youth development approach views teens not as problems to be solved but rather as resources to be developed within their own communities.
PIC ID: 7972
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control
Federal Contact: Schauer, Mary, 770- 488-6306
Performer: Battelle, Durham, NC