In 1991, five behavioral theorists were sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health to design a strategy to curb the spread of AIDS among high risk populations. The authors of this book have used their strategy to develop a new program for the prevention of pregnancy among teenagers. This new approach, "Behavioral Performance Theory", is described in this book.
Thomas Crow received his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and works with The Boys and Girls Club of America. Vijayan Pillai received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and works for the government of Botswana studying the psychosocial health of African children living with HIV positive parents.
Foreword by Hector L. Diaz; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Background; 2. Too Few Programs or Too Few Effective Programs?; 3. How can Programs be More Effective?; 4. The Generic Part of a Program; 5. The Nongeneric Part of a Program; 6. Evidence that Programs can be Successfully Implemented; 7. Summary and Assessment; References; Index.