iRT Publishes New Research on Parent-Gender Differences in Sexual Health Communication

2021-07-14T19:12:52+00:00

July 14, 2021 Durham, NC- Decades of research point to parents having a major influence on their child’s sexual health. High quality parent-child communication has been repeatedly shown to reduce adverse sexual health outcomes. Despite the critical role of parents, research on parent-adolescent sexual health communication (SHC) overwhelming focuses on mothers with little known about the role of fathers.  Furthermore, research on SHC is typically conducted with either parents or adolescents, but not on both simultaneously. New research from iRT scientists investigates both of these blind spots. Authors Scull, Carl, Keefe, and Malik published the results of this research in a [...]

iRT Publishes New Research on Parent-Gender Differences in Sexual Health Communication2021-07-14T19:12:52+00:00

New iRT Parent-Child Communication Program Proven Effective

2020-12-29T12:53:44+00:00

Media Aware Parent – iRT’s new program to help parents talk with their pre-teens and teens about sex, relationships, and media – is an effective way to bolster communication and healthy attitudes in teens, according to an article that was published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  Media Aware Parent is the latest program in iRT’s Media Aware series, which...

New iRT Parent-Child Communication Program Proven Effective2020-12-29T12:53:44+00:00

iRT’s Prevention Central Team Publishes Chapter on Sexual Socialization in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy.

2020-12-29T12:56:53+00:00

Media literacy education (MLE) is one of the primary strategies used by Prevention Central research teams at iRT to develop innovative, evidence-based programs. Prevention Central scientists are on the forefront of  researching the influence of media on adolescents’ sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, and have found that MLE is an effective way to promote adolescent sexual health.

iRT’s Prevention Central Team Publishes Chapter on Sexual Socialization in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy.2020-12-29T12:56:53+00:00

iRT Represents Prevention Central Suite At National Anti-Drug Forum

2020-12-29T13:06:39+00:00

Representing a suite of prevention products hosted on the Prevention Central website (www.PreventionCentral.net), researchers from innovation Research & Training (iRT) attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD, from February 4th to 7th, 2019. Representing a suite of prevention products hosted on the Prevention Central...

iRT Represents Prevention Central Suite At National Anti-Drug Forum2020-12-29T13:06:39+00:00

IRT Study on Community College Sexual Health Published in Journal of American College Health

2020-12-29T13:09:23+00:00

The Journal of American College Health has published a paper from researchers at iRT on the status of sexual health among community college students. The paper, “The Understudied Half of Undergraduates,” takes a look at the behaviors, attitudes, and experiences of more than 250 older adolescents attending community colleges from eight different campuses. Despite being considerably...

IRT Study on Community College Sexual Health Published in Journal of American College Health2020-12-29T13:09:23+00:00

Journal of Health Communication Publishes iRT Study

2020-12-29T13:10:12+00:00

iRT is pleased to announce that an evaluation of the Media Aware program has been published in the Journal of Health Communication. Media Aware (Sexual Health for Middle School) is a teacher-led program that uses media literacy education to help adolescents learn about a wide range of sexual and relationship health topics. In the published research study, Media Aware was compared to traditional...

Journal of Health Communication Publishes iRT Study2020-12-29T13:10:12+00:00

iRT Awarded Grant for Further Development of a High School Media Literacy Education Program for Sexual Health Promotion

2020-12-29T13:14:18+00:00

innovation Research & Training (iRT) is honored to announce that it has received a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) to further develop and evaluate the Media Aware program.   Media Aware is a comprehensive sexual health education program for high school students that uses a media literacy education...

iRT Awarded Grant for Further Development of a High School Media Literacy Education Program for Sexual Health Promotion2020-12-29T13:14:18+00:00

Innovation Research & Training Receives Funding From NICHD to Help Parents Have “The Talk” With Their Young Teens

2020-12-29T16:48:41+00:00

Dr. Tracy Scull at Innovation Research & Training (IRT) was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will fund the continued development of an interactive program for parents called Media Aware Parent. The goal...

Innovation Research & Training Receives Funding From NICHD to Help Parents Have “The Talk” With Their Young Teens2020-12-29T16:48:41+00:00

Innovation Research & Training Awarded Grant To Develop A Web-Based Program to Promote Sexual Health in Teens

2020-12-29T16:51:14+00:00

innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company, today announced its receipt of a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). iRT researchers will use the grant to develop the Media Aware program, a web-based course for high school students designed to...

Innovation Research & Training Awarded Grant To Develop A Web-Based Program to Promote Sexual Health in Teens2020-12-29T16:51:14+00:00

iRT’s Media Literacy Research Makes Top 10 List of Education Journal’s Most Popular Pages

2020-12-29T16:42:08+00:00

Durham, NC (September 10, 2014)—A research article written by scientists at innovation Research & Training (iRT) has been listed by The Journal of Media Literacy Education as one of the top 10 most popular pages viewed in its June issue. The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research...

iRT’s Media Literacy Research Makes Top 10 List of Education Journal’s Most Popular Pages2020-12-29T16:42:08+00:00
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