In collaboration with Rutgers University, the Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP) was evaluated from 2000-2003. Students who participated in Teen PEP as peer educators as well as students who were participants in five outreach workshops completed a pre-test of their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors prior to Teen PEP activities and subsequently completed a post-test of the same measures after completing Teen PEP activities. Peer educators and workshop participants were compared to a similar group of students who completed the same assessments. Recently, Teen PEP was evaluated through a partnership with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine using a rigorous quasi-experimental design where student peer educators were matched with a comparison group of students. Students in each group completed pre- and post-test assessments of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Results from these studies are summarized below.
After participating in Teen PEP, peer educators, as compared to students who did not participate in the program are more likely to:
After participating in Teen PEP, workshop participants, as compared to students who did not participate in the program are more likely to:
Teen PEP Evaluation Studies: Rutgers University (2000-2003) 1, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2009)2
For more information on Teen PEP evaluation, please contact Dr. Sherry Barr.