Adolescent Counseling Technologies for Sexual Health (ACT-SH) identifies sexual health risk behaviors resulting in high incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy, in addition to risk factors contributing to unsafe sexual decision making. Youth receive a greater understanding of their own sexual risk behaviors, potential outcomes, and an opening for discussing their sexual behaviors and experiences.
ACT-SH works with professionals to quickly meet sexual health screening requirements by providing standardized, evidence-based assessment and risk counseling in just 7 minutes.
Adolescent Counseling Technologies for Nicotine and Tobacco (ACT-NT) identifies which nicotine products a youth is using, how often and why. Identifying what triggers nicotine usage (peer influence, stress, addiction) and what might motivate them to make a change is critical in providing a tailored, effective action plan to quit.
Developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ACT-NT was created to provide an engaging platform for youth while ensuring quality, evidence-based cessation coaching that works with professionals—as a stand-alone tool or with professional discussion—optimizing their time to properly address nicotine and tobacco risk.
On a tablet, smartphone or other technology, teens respond to a set of questions that identify risk factors. Through the module, users participate in interactive, tailored, evidence-based counseling for safer sexual behaviors or decreased nicotine or tobacco use.
|Identified youth login and complete the ACT assessment and tailored health education|
Youth responses create:
Text Messages for Youth