The Turn the Tables Technique (T 3): A Program Activity to Provide Group Facilitators Insight into Teen Sexual Behaviors and Beliefs

Jamie Heather Sclafane, Marni Loiacono Merves, Angelic Rivera, Laura Long, Ken Wilson, Laurie J. Bauman

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The Turn the Tables Technique (T 3) is an activity designed to provide group facilitators who lead HIV/STI prevention and sexual health promotion programs with detailed and current information on teenagers' sexual behaviors and beliefs. This information can be used throughout a program to tailor content. Included is a detailed lesson plan of T 3, a description of the purpose of T 3, how it was implemented, the context in which it was used, how T 3 addressed common challenges in HIV prevention with teenagers, and future implications for its use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-88
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012



  • Activity
  • HIV prevention
  • STI prevention
  • adolescents
  • challenges
  • facilitation strategies
  • group interventions
  • health promotion
  • lesson plan
  • pregnancy prevention
  • sexual behavior norms
  • sexual health
  • sexual health promotion
  • sexuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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