Theories & Approaches
Characteristics of Effective Programs
"Sex and HIV Education Programs for Youth: Their Impact and Important Characteristics" by Doug Kirby, PhD, B.A. Laris, MPH and Lori Rolleri, MSW, MPH, May 2006.
This 2006 paper discusses 17 characteristics of effective sex and HIV educational programs for youth, based on a review of 83 studies of programs in both developed and developing countries.
Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs (TAC) by Doug Kirby, PhD, Lori Rolleri, MSW, MPH, and Mary Martha Wilson, MA, February 2007.
Based on the above report, this tool is designed to assess, select, improve or design a sex or STD/HIV education program. ETR and Healthy Teen Network have designed a one-day training to provide an overview of the characteristics and guidance on using the TAC. For more information about the training, contact Healthy Teen Network. A color print copy of the TAC is also available at Healthy Teen Network for $20, which covers shipping costs.