Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Community-driven suggestions for the design and implementation of a teen pregnancy prevention program for urban and reservation Northern Plains American Indian youth. The curriculum includes traditional AI teachings (e.g., the four quadrants of the medicine wheel), storytelling, and the application of traditional Northern Plains AI values (e.g., respect, humility, compassion, bravery, generosity, wisdom) to healthy decision making and discussions of local coming-of-age ceremonies.

Study Results: Highlights the importance of community-driven program recommendations

Reference: Hagen, J. W., Skenandore, A. H., Scow, B. M., Schanen, J. G., & Clary, F. H. (2012). Adolescent pregnancy prevention in a rural Native American community. Journal of Family Social Work, 15(1), 19–33.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good