Youth outcomes for pregnant and parenting teens participating in cuídate
As a part of YF, an outcomes evaluation was conducted with all youth who participated in the EBPs. YF's local evaluators, the Institute for Community Health, conducted pre- and post-surveys with participants to measure if participating in an EBP improved youth outcomes, such as sexual health knowledge, skills and intended behavior changes. Cuídate has been shown to be effective with Latino youth, however, it's effectiveness among pregnant and parenting teens has not been researched. These results provide a unique opportunity to assess the successes and challenges with using EBPs among high-risk populations. Additionally, the preliminary results will add to the field of TPP programming by assessing the effectiveness of using Cuídate with pregnant and parenting teens.
The shared data includes: 1) participant attendance and program fidelity data, and 2) changes in sexual health knowledge, attitudes and intended behaviors. The data can inform other organizations interested in implementing and evaluating TPP programs with similar populations.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related research
Describe the essential evaluation activities conducted in evaluating teen pregnancy prevention programs with high-risk populations, such as pregnant and parenting teens. List the measures used to evaluate the implementation of EBPs with pregnant and parenting teens.
Keyword(s): Reproductive Health, Evaluation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an evaluator for Teen Pregnancy Prevention programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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