Focusing on the Boys: Implementing Wise Guys in Davenport, Iowa.

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Author (Individual)
Kisker, Ellen Eliason.
Murphy, Lauren.
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United States Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
United States Family and Youth Services Bureau.
Mathematica Policy Research.
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This report summarizes the key findings from the implementation of Wise Guys, a comprehensive sex education program designed specifically for males implemented in seven Davenport-area middle schools during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.Wise Guys aim is to promote male responsibility while helping prevent teenage pregnancy. The curriculum also works to strengthen communication between boys and their parents; increase knowledge related to sexual attitudes and the consequences of risky behavior; and enhances boys’ ability to identify personal values and beliefs related to sexuality.This report includes an overview of the curriculum, a description of the community context, a description of the planning for implementation, a description of how the facilitators were prepared, and a discussion of how closely the program adhered to the implementation plan and how well it engaged youth. (Author abstract)

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