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Use Johns Hopkins Respecting the Circle of Life with new federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants

Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sarah Jimenez-Valdez
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Use Johns Hopkins Respecting the Circle of Life with new federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants

 

Apply for up to $4.5 million in federal funding to replicate Respecting the Circle of Life, an STI/HIV and pregnancy prevention program for Native American youth and their parents. Respecting the Circle of Life is evidence-based, proven effective by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health with tribal partners.

With the newly announced opportunity: Optimally Changing the Map for Teen Pregnancy Prevention – Tier 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs will give 65 awards of $500,000-$1,500,000 per year for 3 years to organizations serving youth in communities with the greatest need.

Tier 1 grantees will replicate effective programs that are culturally and age-appropriate, medically accurate and trauma-informed.

About Respecting the Circle of Life: Mind, Body, & Spirit
Respecting the Circle of Life is the only program proven effective through rigorous evaluation to promote positive youth development and reduce behavioral health risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy in Native communities. The program gives youth ages 11-19 the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves and engage in healthy relationships. It covers decision making, values, goal setting, communication, and prevention of alcohol and drug use. 

Respecting the Circle of Life is delivered by Native paraprofessional facilitators and consists of eight peer-based lessons which can be implemented as part of a camp or in other community-based settings. A final lesson delivered at home with youth and parents or other trusted adults reinforces content and helps youth talk about sexual health with their family.

Monitoring and evaluating the project
The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, at the world’s #1 ranked Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is available to support Tier 1 TPP grantees on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Improvement Plans for interested grantees replicating Respecting the Circle of Life.

How to replicate Respecting the Circle of Life
Grantee applicants can utilize Respecting the Circle of Life in applications for Tier 1 TPP grants, due April 13, 2020.

Communities can purchase Respecting the Circle of Life curriculum through ETR’s catalog. The starter kit includes an implementation guide, all recruitment and intervention materials, and youth/parent workbooks. ETR and the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health can provide training for program facilitators.

To learn how to bring RCL to your community, contact Lauren Tingey, PhD, Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health: ltingey1@jhu.edu.


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