Lake Cumberland District Health Department
A healthy today for a brighter tomorrow.
Making a Difference (M.A.D.) is an abstinence approach to prevent teen pregnancy and STD’s including HIV. This evidenced-based program specifically advocates abstinence and postponing sexual involvement as these are the only two ways to completely eliminate the risk of unplanned pregnancy and STD’s. The curriculum does not mention any other contraceptive methods or safe sex practices because abstinence is the safest choice. This curriculum is offered to the 7th grade.
The goals for the Health Educators are: