Growing Up GREAT! Health Center Visit Guide

This guide is designed to help health providers introduce teenagers to a "health culture" through a facility visit. It is part of a larger toolkit within the Growing Up GREAT! program, and can be helpful for program implementers. Growing Up GREAT! adapts elements of two tested models—Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) from northern Uganda and GrowUp Smart from Rwanda—for an urban Democratic Republic of the Congo setting. Growing up GREAT! applies an ecological perspective addressing spheres of influence—individual, family, school, community—that most affect early adolescent life experiences. It consists of a toolkit of age-tailored, gender-transformative materials exploring SRH, GBV, and gender equality. Targeting four audiences, the intervention encourages reflection and dialogue through community group engagement to build more equitable gender norms that support adolescent development and well-being. Growing Up GREAT! aims to measure if an intervention for early adolescents that addresses gender norms, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health will lead to more equitable gender roles, delayed sexual debut and pregnancy, and increased family planning use over the life course.

Published 2019-02-08