Research and Learning
AFORD pilot new ideas, evaluate and promote replication.
AFORD implements two evidence based interventions for youth namely; healthy choices I & II and Families Matter!
Families Matter Program (FMP) is an evidence-based, parent-focused intervention for parents, guardians, and other primary caregivers of pre-adolescents ages 9–12 years. Its goal is to reduce sexual risk behavior among adolescents, including delaying onset of sexual debut, by training parents to deliver primary prevention messages to their children. The program promotes positive parenting practices such as positive reinforcement and parental monitoring and effective parent-child communication on sexual topics and sexual risk reduction. FMP supports parents so they can convey their own values and expectations about sexual behavior to their children and provide their children with important messages related to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and pregnancy prevention.