Growing Up GREAT Health Provider Lesson Guide

This lesson guide is designed for healthcare providers to help them teach adolescents on being healthy, and it is a part of the Growing Up GREAT! toolkit, which 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 (GBV), and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) will lead to more equitable gender roles, delayed sexual debut and pregnancy, and increased family planning use over the life course. This document provides helpful information to program implementers.

Published 2019-02-08