This research was funded by Sigma Theta Tau International, the honors society for nursing, as a Small Grant Project. The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest. Special thanks are extended to the following UD nursing students who served as mentors: Audrey Arcuri, Nicole Bylsma, Elizabeth Cahill, Michelle Erli, Brittney Jones, Janelle Pickering, and Kelly Westgate.
A Pilot Program to Address Healthy Sexual Behaviors Among Girls in Juvenile Detention
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 224–231, November 2012
How to Cite
Herrman, J. W. and Waterhouse, J. K. (2012), A Pilot Program to Address Healthy Sexual Behaviors Among Girls in Juvenile Detention. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 25: 224–231. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12007
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012
- Sigma Theta Tau
- juvenile detention;
- pilot study;
- responsible sexual behavior;
- sexuality education
This pilot study was designed to determine the effectiveness of an intervention on sexual behavior among girls in juvenile detention.
The pre/posttest model assessed for changes in knowledge, attitudes, and reported behaviors. This program merged three curricula to create the unique Young Women Get Real Program with nursing student program facilitators.
Despite high levels of satisfaction with the program, the data related to the final sample (n = 35) failed to reveal significant changes in measured variables.
The results may inform nurses as they pursue interventions to promote responsible sexual behavior in selected populations.