Challenges in adapting and implementing evidence-based sex education programs to local contexts

Abby Hunt, Mary Ott

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Abstract

While the past decade has seen an investment in evidence-based adolescent sexeducation programs, less attention has been provided to adapting these programs to specific local contexts. However, nearly all of these programs require some type of adaptation, and a careful adaptation can be as important to successful implementation as the selection of the program itself. This chapter addresses why programs require adaptation, challenges to adaptation and implementation, and recommendations for a thoughtful process of adaptation and implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSex Education: Attitude of Adolescents, Cultural Differences and Schools' Challenges
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages17-26
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781633216914, 9781611220124
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Adolescent
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence-based programs
  • HIV prevention
  • Implementation
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Sex education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Hunt, A., & Ott, M. (2014). Challenges in adapting and implementing evidence-based sex education programs to local contexts. In Sex Education: Attitude of Adolescents, Cultural Differences and Schools' Challenges (pp. 17-26). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..