Adapting an Evidence-Based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: The Early Impacts of Reducing the Risk in Kentucky
OPRE Report Number 2017-43
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
May 31, 2017
- Through a one-year follow-up survey, the study found that the adapted version of Reducing the Risk had short-term impacts on some but not all of the program’s targeted outcomes.
- The adapted version of Reducing the Risk increased students’ exposure to information on birth control, knowledge of contraceptives and sexually transmitted infections, and support for condom use among sexually active youth.
- The program had no measurable short-term impacts on students’ sexual risk behaviors, intentions to have sex, attitudes toward abstinence, or perceived ability to avoid sexual risk behaviors.
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families