Participants will take part in one of three phases:
Phase 1: Participants will take part in a one-time, 90-minute focus group with other young moms. Participants will have the option to either attend a focus group via Zoom or in-person at the Joint Health Sciences Center, 201 Broadway S, Camden, NJ 08103. The focus group will be recorded and transcribed. During the focus group, we'll ask questions about participants' experiences as young moms and how we can best recruit and engage other young moms to participate in research. No identifiable data will be shared with anyone outside of the research team.
Phase 2: Participants will take part in a one-time, 90-minute focus group with other young moms. The same procedures as phase 1, except in these focus groups, we will be sharing materials from Date SMART, a program designed to help adolescent girls have healthy relationships free from dating violence and sexual risk. We will be asking young moms for their feedback and ideas about how to make the Date SMART program more relevant and interesting for them.
Phase 3: Participants will be randomly assigned to the Date SMART group or the waitlist group. The Date SMART participants will take part in seven 2-hour sessions of the healthy relationship program. The waitlist participants will fill out two surveys and have the option to participate in the Date SMART program several weeks later.