Since 2015, Child Trends has collaborated with EngenderHealth to evaluate Re:MIX, a sexual health education program aimed at reducing rates of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections among mostly Latino students in Texas, a state with one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country. Re:MIX pairs peer educators who are young parents with professional health educators to co-facilitate its health curriculum among a target population of students in grades 8–10.
This research brief presents recommendations for achieving high response rates in evaluations of school-based programs for adolescents, learned through the recent evaluation of Re:MIX, a teen pregnancy prevention program implemented in charter schools with primarily Latinx students in grades 8 through 10.
This resource introduces the Re:MIX program and describes Child Trends’ approach to evaluating Re:MIX’s impact on teen pregnancy and sexual health. For this study, Child Trends recruited a sample of more than 600 students in grades 8-10 across 57 classrooms at three public charter schools in Austin, Texas. The resource presents the evaluation successes and lessons learned along the way.
This brief describes the peer educator model used in the Re:MIX program and the findings from focus groups and interviews conducted with peer educators, adult health educators, and program staff. The brief also includes summaries of educator and program staff feedback, along with key quotes.
This brief presents findings on Re:MIX students’ differing baseline levels of sexual experience; whether pre-sexual experience at baseline predicts vaginal sex at 12-month follow-up; and how the knowledge, attitudes, and intentions of students who had pre-sexual experience at baseline compared to those who had no sexual experience or those who had had vaginal sex at baseline. Findings highlight the importance for program implementors and evaluators of understanding these distinct groups.
Presented at Healthy Teen Network’s 2019 Annual Conference, October 28-30, 2019; at Family & Youth Services Bureau’s 2019 Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Conference, June 24-26, 2019; at Family & Youth Services Bureau’s 2018 Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Conference, May 30-31, 2018; and at Healthy Teen Network’s 2017 Annual Conference, October 2-4, 2017; authored by Child Trends and EngenderHealth staff
This poster provides descriptive characteristics of Re:MIX participants, as well as details on the curriculum, study design, lessons learned, and short-term impact results for outcomes related to behaviors, attitudes, self-efficacy, and intentions.
Roundtable deliverable at American Public Health Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting, November 10-14, 2018
This one-page handout provides a brief description of the Re:MIX program and curriculum, peer educator model, study design, and study reach, along with descriptive characteristics of the participants.