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curriculumThe Teen PEP curriculum is designed to enable high schools and community-based organizations to use a peer education approach to provide students with medically accurate sexual health information and equip them with the skills they need to make healthy decisions. The Teen PEP curriculum uses a hands-on, activity-based structure which provides students with opportunities for discussion and skill development.

Specific skills addressed throughout the Teen PEP curriculum include:

  • Decision-Making
  • Resisting Peer Pressure
  • Communication with Peers
  • Communication with Parents
  • Communication with Partners
  • Problem-Solving
  • Negotiation and Refusal Skills
  • Competence in Interpersonal Relationships
  • Self-Management
  • Active Listening
  • Team Building

The curriculum includes two primary resources:

Core Curriculum


  • Building Our Foundation
  • Understanding Gender
  • Postponing Sexual Involvement
  • Human Reproduction
  • Pregnancy Prevention
  • Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Family Night
  • Understanding & Preventing HIV/AIDS
  • Alcohol, Other Drugs, & Sexual Decision-Making
  • Closure & Celebration


  • Let's Wait Awhile: Postponing Sexual Involvement
  • Later, Baby: Pregnancy Prevention
  • Don't Pass it On: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Talk to Me: Family Night
  • Break the Silence: Understanding &Preventing HIV/AIDS
  • Sex on the Rocks: Alcohol, Other Drugs, & Sexual Decision- Making

Supplemental Curriculum


  • Understanding Sexual Harassment
  • Homophobia Reduction
  • Preventing Dating Violence
  • Sexual Assault


  • Unwelcome Advances: Understanding Sexual Harassment
  • Bridges of Respect: Homophobia Reduction
  • Break the Cycle: Preventing Dating Violence
  • Power Play: Acquaintance Rape

Purchasing the Teen PEP Curriculum

The Teen PEP curriculum is an essential component of the Teen PEP model and is not available for purchase as a stand-alone product. Sites that purchase the full package of training and consultation services provided by the Teen PEP team will also receive the Teen PEP curriculum.


The Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP) is a collaboration among the Center for Supportive Schools, HiTOPS, Inc., and the primary program sponsor of the sites in New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

Sponsors of the sites in North Carolina include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives (TPPI), and The Duke Endowment.

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