Community Abstinence Program using AAEP Funding

Alabama Department of Health PREP Case Study 2

Organization: Alabama Department of Public Health

URL: http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/teenpregnancy/index.html

Program Name:Alabama for Abstinence Program (AAEP)

Funding: Administration for Children and Families

What problem is being solved? Pregnancy Prevention using Title V Funding

Curricula used: Relationship Smarts PLUS

Curricula benefits: Relationship Smarts Plus provides relationship-building skills to youth as well as goal setting, negotiating skills, decision making skills and dating violence education. The first half of RQ+ is presented in the 7th grade and the second half in the 8th grade.

Target Audience: Relationship Smarts Plus is delivered to youth in the 7th grade and 8th grade

Class size: Between 10 and 30 students

Length of Instruction: Relationship Smarts Plus for 7th grade receive lessons 1-6 and 8th grade receive lessons 7-12. The implementation schedule per class is between 60-75 minutes.

Student Workbooks: Students are required to have the workbooks that fit each year’s lessons.

Program Recruitment Process: The students are required to have the worksheets for each activity. APREP sub-grantees are encouraged to provide incentive items to youth throughout the programming cycle.

Incentives to Students: AAEP sub-grantees provide incentive items as well.