Whether considering a program for replication or preparing a program for replication by others, a number of key questions must be considered: What is the program intended to accomplish? Is the program effective? What makes it effective? Is the program ready to be replicated? What is the replication plan? This report draws on the replication experiences of three programs: Plain Talk, the Teen Outreach Program and the Children's Aid Society-Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. It provides a brief overview of the primary issues involved in replicating a program to prevent teen pregnancy.

January 1, 2006

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Details and lessons learned from teen pregnancy programs.

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    Tips on how to determine if a program has been effective.

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    How to identify the key elements that make a program effective.

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    Questions to ask when deciding whether or not to replicate a program.

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    Steps to help determine a plan for replication of an effective program.

Key Takeaway

Replication of effective programs helps reach new communities

The United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and birth among industrialized nations. One strategy that will help to curb these alarming rates of teen pregnancy is to replicate — that is, to copy and put into place — evaluated programs with positive results, extending their reach to new communities.

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