Love Notes 3.0 – Sexual Risk Avoidance Adaptation – Evidence Based

What are the differences between LN 3.0 SRA and LN SRA EBP?

Learn more about the full Love Notes 3.0 Sexual Risk Avoidance Adaptation.

Unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual behaviors are a serious threat to the well-being and futures of many young people. Love Notes Sexual Risk Avoidance Adaptation – Evidence Based addresses these issues by building skills and knowledge for healthy relationships of all kinds: romantic, friendship, family, school, and work in the context of the Healthy Youth Act of 2017 that set the stage for SRA funding.In 13 lessons, youth learn more about themselves: how their past has shaped the present and how to make decisions on what they want for their own future. They learn what healthy relationships are and are not while building a set of skills for choosing friends and partners, and for developing and maintaining healthy relationships that do not involve sex, including evidence-based communication and conflict management skills. Parents and family connection activities offer conversation starters on healthy relationships and on the benefits of leaving sex out of their youthful relationships.

Love Notes was included in the federal Office of Adolescent Health’s Evidence Based Program list based on the following positive outcomes:

  • Teens were more likely to remain abstinent,
  • Teens were more likely to stop having sex,
  • Teens who chose to remain sexually active were more likely to decrease how often they had sex,
  • Teens who chose to remain sexually active were more likely to use condoms and contraception, and
  • Teens had a 46% reduction in the risk of experiencing a pregnancy.

The original Love Notes 3.0 (classic) was condensed to 12 hours of key instruction and evaluated in CHAMPS (Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services), a 5-year $4.8 million study through the Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville. Anita Barbee, Ph.D. was the Principal Investigator.

The study consisted of a cluster-randomized trial involving over 1,400 youth. Stringent data analyses examined data from 933 at-risk, low-income youth including urban, foster, refugee, and immigrant participants who were recruited from 23 community-based organizations.

Note: To assure fidelity with the Evidence Based Program Model (LN SRA-EBP) of Love Notes, facilitators must be trained by a Dibble Master Trainer before teaching the program.  The Dibble Institute offers LN SRA-EBP Training of Educators throughout the year either at your organization or at a Dibble site.


Program Materials (click for details and prices)
LN SRA EBP 3.0 cover Love Notes SRA EBP – Instructor’s Kit love_notes Love Notes SRA – Participant
Workbook
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Colors – Personality Profile
(English or Spanish)

Digital Materials (click for details and prices)
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