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Project IMAGE is a cognitive behavioral intervention designed to reduce subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among ethnic minority adolescent girls with a history of sexual or physical abuse and STIs. Adapted from the Project SAFE intervention, the intervention 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. It includes workshops, support group sessions, and individual counseling based on need. This 2-page implementation report is part of ongoing systematic review sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify programs with evidence of effectiveness in reducing teen pregnancy, STIs, and associated sexual risk behaviors. It provides an overview of Project IMAGE, with information about the core components, target population, program duration, curriculum materials, target outcomes, and research evidence of its efficacy.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201; E-mail: email@example.com, Website: http://tppevidencereview.aspe.hhs.gov/pdfs/Project%20IMAGE.pdf