Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant
Since September 2010, the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Child & Family Services has received federal abstinence-only education funding. Starting in 2018, the name changed to Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE).
Purpose and Target Population:
The purpose of Title V SRAE is to fund projects that implement education on sexual risk avoidance, teaching youth participants to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity.
The target population for this programming focuses on 10 to 19-year-olds who are considered vulnerable youth. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Youth living in under-resourced regions and areas with high rates of teen births and STIs.
- Culturally underrepresented youth populations, especially Hispanic, African American, or Native American teenagers.
- Youth in or aging out of foster care or adjudication systems.
- Youth who are victims of trafficking.
- Runaway and homeless youth.
- Other vulnerable youth populations.
Implementation and Contracts:
Through a request for proposal (RFP) process, a contract was awarded to the Boys and Girls Club and Lutheran Social Services to implement an evidence-based or evidence-informed program.
Evaluation Tools for Funded Partners:
- SMART Moves Guidance
- Participant Facilitator Checklist
- SMART Moves Attendance Form
- Entry Survey
- Exit Survey