Reduce High-Risk Sexual Behavior and STIs

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Project IMAGE 

A cognitive behavioral intervention intended to reduce high-risk sexual behavior and STIs among ethnic minority adolescent women with a history of psychological, sexual or physical abuse and STIs.

  • Includes two small-group workshops, support group sessions and individual counseling sessions.
  • Draws on health-promoting elements of African- and Mexican-American culture to help adolescents recognize the risks of STI acquisition and learn strategies to reduce sexual risk behavior.
  • Respects cultural norms and utilizes cultural strengths that promote health and enhance self-esteem.
  • Emphasizes incorporation of sexual health promotion behaviors as part of daily living to promote well-being.
  • Meets the Office of Adolescent Health's effectiveness criteria for impacting rates of teen pregnancy, STIs or sexual risk behaviors.

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