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Mika Keegstra on 03/17/2015
Beth Wachter, President of Select Media, defends sex education in response to New York Times article: The World's Problem with Sex Ed
By: Jonathon Zimmerman (Op-Ed March 9)
Posted on 02/27/2014
Select Media’s ¡Cuídate! is featured in a report by the Bridgespan Group highlighting top-tier, evidence-based programs being implemented under the federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program. Released in November 2013, the Bridgespan Group report, "What does it take to implement evidence-based practices?" features ¡Cuídate! and other Select Media interventions as “high-impact programs that have been tested in rigorous trials and found to deliver superior results for society.”
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Davidson County Health Department to Expand Implementation of Making Proud Choices! Curriculum and Continue Reduction in Teen Pregnancy RatesPosted on 01/31/2014
Select Media's Health and Human Service-approved evidence-based curriculum, Making Proud Choices!, has been implemented previously in Thomasville City Schools, North Carolina, and is highly recommended by public health professionals from the Davidson County Health Department. "The purpose is to go deeper and educate students on the potential danger," said Nicole Piggott, supervisor of career technical education, guidance, health services, beginning teachers and public relations for the system. "We realize teen pregnancy is a problem, and we need to address this." Health Department officials have recommended that Lexington City Schools, another district in Davidson County, add Making Proud Choices! to its ninth-grade health class to better address teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in hopes of empowering students to change their behaviors to reduce those risks.
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Mathematica Report Indicates Four of Six Most Popular Evidence-Based Programs are Published by Select MediaPosted on 01/30/2014
New York, NY – Evidence-based education and training company, Select Media, was recently recognized in Mathematica Policy Research’s report on the Personal Responsibility Education Program’s (PREP) adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention efforts. The Mathematica Report, released in October 2013, indicated that four of the six most popular evidence-based programs serving the greatest number of youth come from Select Media; these include Making Proud Choices, Be Proud, Be Responsible, Making A Difference, and Cuidate! Moreover, of the program models to be implemented by program providers in the forty-four PREP-funded states, a total of seven Select Media programs will be employed in 28 states, serving an estimated 168,419 young people over the course of the grant period. Each of the seven program models is a United Stated Health and Human Services (HHS)-identified evidence based program.
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Victoria Linchong on 05/06/2013
New York, NY – Hot on the heels of wins at World-Fest Houston and the International Television and Film Awards, Select Media has won three more awards for its acclaimed films at the 19th Annual Communicator Awards. The Subject is: HIV and Sofia & Miguel, which were also recently honored at World-Fest Houston, both received an Award of Distinction. After winning at both World-Fest Houston and the International Television and Film Awards, Select Media’s acclaimed animated film The Subject is: Puberty was selected from over 6,000 entries for an Award of Excellence.
Victoria Linchong on 04/29/2013
New York, NY – WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd oldest film festival in North America, has awarded Select Media a total of four Remi Awards out of more than 4,100 international category entries in the 10 major Remi Award Competitions. Wrap It Up took a Bronze Remi, The Subject is: Puberty received a Silver Remi, Sofia and Miguel won a Gold Remi, and The Subject is: HIV was awarded a Platinum Remi. The awards honor creative excellence in independent filmmaking and are named after artist Frederic Remington, famed for his depictions of the Wild West. [...]
Victoria Linchong on 04/12/2013
New York, NY – Select Media’s acclaimed animated film The Subject is: Puberty has received a Gold World Medal at the 2013 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards. The winning entries were announced on Tuesday, April 9th at ceremony during the 9th Annual National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. [...]
Posted by Beth Wachter on 11/01/2011
- New Evidence-Based Curriculum Proven Effective in Reducing the Risk
of HIV, STDs and Teen Pregnancy
New York, NY – Select Media, the nation’s leading evidence-based health education publishing and media company, today announced the launch of a new evidence-based comprehensive sex education program, Comprehensive Abstinence and Safer Sex Intervention for Teens. The new program is designed to help teachers, health professional, social service providers, and community leaders help reduce the risk of HIV, STDs, and teen pregnancy among adolescents. The program is designed for the in school, after school and in community based organizations working with at-risk adolescent populations. [...]
Posted on 06/10/2010
New York, NY – Sister To Sister, an evidence-based, 20-minute, 1-to-1 HIV Risk Reduction Invervention for Women in primary health care clinics, and community based organizations, won the prestigious Associated of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award for 2010, under the category “Life Lessons”. The overall purpose of the Sister To Sister intervention is to provide [...]
Posted on 03/30/2010
SELECT MEDIA ANUNCIA EL LANZAMIENTO DE UN PROGRAMA EN ESPAñOL BASADO EN EVIDENCIA, SOBRE LA REDUCCIÓN DE RIESGO DEL VIH, CREADO ESPECÍFICAMENTE PARA LA JUVENTUD LATINA.
La empresa de publicaciones Select Media, Inc., anunció el lanzamiento de la versión en español del programa curricular basado en evidencia ¡Cuídate!
¡Cuídate! es un programa de reducción de riesgo [...]
Posted on 03/24/2010
SELECT MEDIA ANNOUNCES EVIDENCE-BASED SPANISH LANGUAGE HIV RISK-REDUCTION PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY FOR LATINO YOUTH
NEW YORK, March 24th, 2010 – Evidence-based curriculum publisher Select Media, Inc., announced the release of the Spanish language version of the Best-Evidence curriculum, ¡Cuídate!
¡Cuídate! is an HIV risk-reduction program designed specifically for Latino youth, that is proven to reduce the frequency of [...]
Posted on 03/16/2010
SELECT MEDIA ANNOUNCES FIRST ABSTINENCE-ONLY CURRICULUM PROVEN EFFECTIVE AMONG AT-RISK INNER-CITY ADOLESCENTS
Nationally-renowned researchers pioneered a new education approach that works in delaying
teen sex and could have a major impact on the future of health education
NEW YORK, March 16, 2010 – Evidence-based curriculum publisher Select Media, Inc., announced the first Abstinence-only, HIV/AIDS, STD and [...]
Posted on 12/01/2009
In honor of World AIDS Day ‘09, Select Media notified the 50 nonprofit recipient organizations that have been awarded the Sister To Sister HIV Prevention Intervention Kit grant.
AIDS is the leading cause of death among African-American women between the ages of 25 and 34 years and 26% of all AIDS cases in the US are [...]
Posted on 10/27/2009
Reaching Women-at-risk with Evidence-Based HIV Risk Reduction Intervention RFP Announcement!
In Honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009 Select Media is giving away 50 Sister To Sister HIV Risk Reduction Intervention Curriculum Kits to qualified nonprofits serving women in health care settings. Indentified by the CDC as a “best-evidence” intervention, Sister To Sister is a [...]
Posted on 01/26/2007
HIV. Sex. Condoms. Drugs. Abstinence. AIDS. Personal Vulnerability. You’ve thought about it, now write about it. It can be real life or made up. Write it down. Send it in.
To get the contest website, click here: www.hearmeproject.org
Contest entry form is here.
Posted on 11/14/2005
HEAR ME, Inc. is pleased to announce that the winning entry from last year’s First Annual HIV/AIDS Story-Writing Contest for Youth At-Risk, “The Hard Way,” written by 14-year-old Shawn Nabors of Brooklyn, New York – and recently adapted into a short film – is making its national debut via MTV Overdrive, the broadband network (www.think.mtv.com). [...]
Posted on 08/12/2005
THE HEAR ME PROJECT – STORY-WRITING CONTEST DEADLINE FOR CALL FOR ENTRIES- WORLD AIDS DAY-DECEMBER 1
New York, NY- Beth Wachter, President of education media corporation Select Media, has been producing and distributing evidence-based and CDC-approved HIV/AIDS education materials for youth since 1988. Wachter has watched a steady decline in HIV/AIDS education funding, and a rise [...]
Posted on 03/25/2005
The HEAR ME Project has teamed up with Think MTV to launch the second annual National HIV/AIDS Story-Writing Competition for youth at-risk, with an impressive celebrity jury. Morgan Freeman is honorary chair of the panel which consists of Spike Lee, Scarlett Johansson, Forest Whitaker, Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order),Jasmine Guy (Dead Like Me), LeVar [...]
Posted on 12/01/2004
Contest Jurors Include Spike Lee, Jesse L. Martin, Robert Rodriguez
Youth-At-Risk Write to Celebrity Jurors, “Thank you for hearing me!”
New York, NY, December 1, 2004- Shawn C. Nabors, 14 of Brooklyn, NY, is the winner of the Positively Negative, an HIV/AIDS National Story-Writing Competition for youth ages 14-22. Nabors will receive a $500 cash prize and [...]