Current Research and Evaluations

Love Notes Evidence Based Program Model

In 2012, Love Notes was selected for rigorous 5-year federal evaluation as a pregnancy prevention strategy for at-risk youth. The study tested Love Notes against traditional health/body based methods. This was funded by a Tier II grant to the University of Louisville from the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families.

Studies

Impact of Two Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Interventions on Risky Sexual Behavior: A Three-Arm Cluster Randomized Control Trial(pdf). Anita P. Barbee, MSSW, PhD, Michael R. Cunningham, PhD, Michiel A. van Zyl, PhD, Becky F. Antle, MSSW, PhD, and Cheri N. Langley,PhD, MPH, 2016.

Love Notes Tier 2 Evaluation Synopsis (2016)

Love Notes – CHAMPS Evaluation Abstract; Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville (pdf). Program Director: Dr.Anita Barbee anita.barbee@louisville.edu; Lead Evaluator: Dr. Michael Cunningham. 2016

A chart comparing the 12 month pregnancy rates between the intervention and control groups can be found here.

Interim Report

Sex Education in a Healthy Relationship Curriculum Could Lead to Reductions in Risky Sexual Behavior(pdf) 2012.Anita Barbee, PhD, MSSW; Riaan van Zyl, Ph.D.; Walter Murrah, III Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville


Love Notes Classic

Reports on Love Notes in YouthBuild Settings

Evaluation of the Youth Build USA Pilot Study of Love Smarts(pdf) April 15, 2009. Evaluator: Jennifer Kerpelman, Ph. D., Auburn University

The YouthBuild USA Evaluation Study of Love Notes(pdf) July12, 2010. Evaluator: Jennifer Kerpelman, Ph. D., Auburn University