A Preliminary Evaluation of a Comprehensive Abstinence-based Program for Minority Church Youth: Implications for Youth Ministers
Journal of Youth Ministry
The article discusses a study which examines the impact of a federally funded comprehensive abstinence-based program delivered to African American and Hispanic youth in the U.S. It notes that the goal of the program is to help youth understand the benefits, boundaries, and behaviors of healthy relationships needed to choose abstinence until marriage. Results of the study show that the church can play a transformational role in the lives of youth by providing comprehensive sex education.
Christian youth, sex education, teenagers, sexual abstinence, church, education
Sherr, Michael E. and Dyer, Preston, "A Preliminary Evaluation of a Comprehensive Abstinence-based Program for Minority Church Youth: Implications for Youth Ministers" (2009). Social Work Faculty Publications. 34.