3-D Curriculum


Principles of P.R.I.D.E.

 I have the POWER to choose success over failure.

 I have RESPECT for myself which produces respect for others.

I am intelligent and I make decisions which lead to success.

: I am desirable, beautiful and only I can determine my self-worth.

ENDURANCE SERIES:I have the endurance to overcome all obstacles and fulfill my hopes and dreams.

3-D is a holistic youth development curriculum designed for girls ages 13-19. Formerly known as “P.R.I.D.E.” the curriculum was developed in 1998 for use in the Demoiselle 2 Femme “Young Ladies to Women” signature program and has undergone several modifications since that time.  3-D is comprised of five (5) modules based on the principles of P.R.I.D.E. (Power. Respect. Intelligence. Desirable. Endurance). The curriculum provides (40) interactive workshop sessions which are implemented using a positive youth development model with urban undertones.

The holistic approach of the curriculum challenges students to avoid sexual risk taking while also addressing the at-risk behaviors of violence, alcohol, tobacco and drug usage.  Through 3-D, girls confront the issues of sexual assault, dating violence, teen pregnancy, bullying and media influence. In addition to prevention messages, 3-D also promotes positive peer and parenting relationships, decision making, self-worth, the non-verbal messages of clothing, social etiquette, intimacy, marriage, and so much more.  The curriculum includes an introduction which describes the “best practices learned from more than 15 years of program implementation, handouts for all sessions, more than 40 teaching activities, a Games and Resource section.  The curriculum has been reviewed and approved as medically accurate by the Administration for Children and Families. Workshop sessions can also be modified for classroom-based education.


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Evaluation: The 3-D is currently under national evaluation as an evidence based initiative to reduce teen pregnancy by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. The evaluation is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families (AFL). For an overview of the Chapin Hall research design and baseline data click here. (this is the link:  http://d2fcatalyst.com/2013/09/11/d2f-pregnancy-prevention-program-evaluation-findings-from-u-of-c-chapin-hall-first-baseline-survey/ Prior to the evaluation study with Chapin Hall, the 3-D curriculum was evaluated under the Office of Population Affairs-Adolescent Family Life as an evidence-based risk prevention program.  Due to federal appropriations, the study was halted after the third year (1- year planning, 2 years implementation) of a five year demonstration project.  The quasi-experimental evaluation reported statistical significance in total abstinence mean scores among girls with previous sexually activity and no change among girls with no previous sexual activity. Data also reported statistical significance in behavioral intentions to delay sexual activity as well as significance in changed attitudes and awareness of the increased risks of alcohol, drugs, and violence.  Click here to view a snapshot of the evaluation (attached PDF). Continue to check our website for updates regarding the Chapin Hall study.

Cultural Competence: The 3-D Curriculum provides the unique opportunity for users to infuse their own cultural diversity within the workshop sessions. Users customize information within the curriculum to meet the cultural influence or experiences of their group. Cultural competency will be greatly influenced by the demographics of the target group, as well as the facilitator’s knowledge and ability to address cultural issues, norms and values within the target community.

Age-Appropriateness: The 3-D Curriculum is most appropriate for girls ages 13 and up.  Due to the mature nature of the information, some workshop sessions may not be suitable for younger groups, depending on the community. Sessions however may be modified to meet the specific needs of younger girls.

Theoretical Framework: The theoretical framework of the program intervention draws upon three theories: The Ecological Systems Theory, The Theory of Reasoned Action and the Empowerment Theory.  The primary goal of the approach and its use of behavioral change theories is to shift from a problem-centered model aimed at attacking negative youth behaviors to strategies that emphasize the provision of family, school and community resources that support healthy decision making during adolescence.

Curriculum Training & Usage: All organizations must be licensed to implement the 3-D Curriculum.  Only licensed organizations may purchase copies of the curriculum. All facilitators of the curriculum must be trained by Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP. Upon completion of the two day training, participants will receive a copy of the licensing agreement and an official certification reflecting their completion of the 15-hour training. The Curriculum costs are as follows:

Curriculum Price: $900 – Includes hard copy of curriculum (handouts on CD)

Bulk Discount: When purchasing 3 or more copies of the curriculum, the price of the third copy and each additional copy is reduced to $700 each.

User Discount: Were you previously trained in an older version of 3-D or the PRIDE Curriculum? If so, you are eligible for a 10% discount off the curriculum cost and $25.00 off the training cost. Contact our office for the discount codes before you register for an upcoming training.

Student Handbooks: $10 each, $8.00 for 50 or more books. Books can be customized for your group.

Training Fee: $150 per person (includes 2-day training, materials and lunch).  Groups of ten or more please contact D2F for group discount rates.

Note: On-site training requests outside the Chicagoland area can be accommodated. The cost for on-site training is $1,500 plus expenses. This cost does not include the cost of the curriculum. The sponsoring organization may invite as many participants or organizations to the training.  Each participating organization will receive a licensing agreement; however each will be responsible for purchasing copies of the curriculum.
To view a sample workshop session click here.
To view the Table of Contents click here.

Please stay tuned for our 2014 training schedule!