The more support and counseling sessions the youth participate in, the greater the expected outcome.
The Basic Set includes the facilitator's manual, slide presentations, participant handouts, DVDs and pamphlets on STIs and birth control.
More recently, she has added components to her interventions to improve interpersonal relationships and communication, reduce interpersonal violence, and increase general health promotion behaviors.
These additional components have contributed to positive participant responsiveness to the interventions with astonishingly high retention rates (nearly 90%) for longitudinal studies lasting 12 months. Champion has an impeccable record of dissemination with a direct link from research to presentations to publications.
Knowledge of African- and Mexican-American culture informed conceptualization of behavior change in terms of adolescent perceptions of costs versus benefits.
By developing and testing her interventions in primary care clinics, she has directly increased access to health care and health promotion for an underserved population. Champion’s early research work focused largely on sexual health promotion and reduction of sexual- related risk behaviors.The adaptation is for use with adolescents with a history of STIs and abuse, and 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.The intervention includes three components: 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.The intervention is recommended for use with adolescents with risky sexual behavior, not just African- and Mexican-American youth.Jane Dimmitt Champion, Ph D, DNP, FNP, FAAN, FAANP, is an internationally renowned researcher and scholar in the area of sexual health promotion and risk reduction of rural and ethnic minority adolescents and women.