This study describes results for the second year of RESOLVE, a federally-funded (U.S. Administration for Children and Families, CBAE) program designed to teach healthy lifestyles, goal setting, refusal skills, and abstinence education to at-risk youth that was developed and implemented by the Jewish Child Care Association. These data examine changes in content knowledge, self-esteem, attitudes and intentions regarding pre-marital sexual behavior from pre- to post-test, as well as self-report data on actual sexual activity. Results for the 303 youth who completed the program indicate positive changes in content-knowledge, attitudes and intentions regarding sexual behavior. Qualitative results highlight the importance of health educators as role models and mentors for youth, enhancing the information provided by the formal curriculum.
Levine, Gavrielle; Majerovitz, Deborah; Schnur, Elizabeth; Robinson, Charletta; and Soman, Cadine, "Encouraging Healthy Lifestyle Choices Among At-Risk Youth: The RESOLVE Program" (2009). NERA Conference Proceedings 2009. Paper 2.