New Study from iRT Finds Web-Based Media Literacy Program an Effective Vehicle for High School Sex Ed

2021-05-14T16:02:16+00:00

May 14, 2021 DURHAM, NC - Web-based media literacy education was found to be an effective way to promote sexual health and critical media analysis in high school students, according to a new randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. The findings were reported by innovation Research & Training (iRT), a behavioral sciences research company. Decades of research have shown that school-based, comprehensive sex education is an effective way to improve adolescent sexual health. However, yesterday’s programs don’t necessarily work today; with the pervasiveness of smartphones and online social networks, adolescents’ constant access to media means [...]

New Study from iRT Finds Web-Based Media Literacy Program an Effective Vehicle for High School Sex Ed2021-05-14T16:02:16+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 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 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
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