Office of Adolescent Health

Love Notes EBP Information

Implementation Setting: After school program or community-based organization
Intervention Length: 10 to 20 sessions
Age Group: 14-17
Race / Ethnicity: African American
Outcomes Affected: Sexual initiation or abstinence
Study Rating: Moderate

Program Summary

Love Notes is a comprehensive healthy relationship education curriculum that teaches adolescents and young adults (14-24) how to build healthy romantic relationships, prevent dating violence, and improve impulse control. The program is designed to build young people’s skills for cultivating healthy relationships, selves, and sexual behaviors: planning and pacing relationships and sex, self-efficacy and resilience around relationships, proven communication skills, and understanding how family formation impacts children. Love Notes consists of 13 one-hour lessons on decision-making, communication, and sexual and overall safety. The program can be delivered in multiple settings, such as community-based organizations, faith based agencies, community centers, social service agencies and resource centers in schools.

Read the full Implementation Report, which includes:

  • Program Overview
  • Program Components
  • Implementation Requirements and Guidance
  • Implementation Readiness Assessment
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Content last reviewed on Wednesday, December 27, 2017