Evaluation of Project ARREST (2013-2018)
About the Program
As of fall 2018, ARREST is now called PASH (Promoting Adolescent Student Health). For more information about PASH, click here.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and administered through the Office of Health, Safety and Physical Education, the AIDS Risk Reduction through Education and Staff Training (Project ARREST) is a five-year grant that serves 26 priority middle and high schools in the District. Schools that met certain criteria were selected by the program coordinator.
This grant funds four AIDS Community Educators (ACEs) who provide technical assistance, workshops, and professional development to participating schools on topics such as HIV/AIDS prevention, safer sex, LGBTQ+ support, healthy relationships, and peer mediation. ACEs work closely with health teachers, providing assistance in implementing evidence-based sexual health curricula.
In addition, ARREST partners with local organizations such as the Mazzoni Center and ACCESS Matters Health Resource Centers to provide additional workshops, services, and counseling.
About the Evaluation
The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) provides information to CDC on program participation, which includes the number of students and teachers served, demographic information, and the number of referrals to outside agencies. In addition, ORE administers satisfaction surveys, collects information about the fidelity of implementation of the Project ARREST program curricula in health classes, and conducts interviews and observations with program participants about their experiences.
For More Information
- Read the Project ARREST 2018 Final Report (October)
- Browse the Philadelphia-specific results from the most recent YRBS administration here
- Powerpoint presentation of Philadelphia-specific results from the 2017 YRBS compiled by the CDC