Computer-Assisted Motivational Intervention (CAMI)

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Scientific Rating:
3
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Computer-Assisted Motivational Intervention (CAMI) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Teen Pregnancy Services.

Target Population: Pregnant and/or parenting adolescents ages 18 and younger

For children/adolescents ages: 13 – 18

Brief Description

The purpose of the CAMI is to increase motivation among adolescent mothers to consistently use condoms and contraception with the long-term goal of reducing rapid repeat births. CAMI consists of 60-minute sessions conducted in two-parts by trained counselors who meet one-on-one with pregnant and/or parenting adolescent mothers, ages 12 through 18 years old. During the first part of each session, participants use the computer-based CAMI program to answer questions about current sexual relationships and contraceptive use intentions and behaviors. Based on the responses generated, CAMI counselors conduct a stage-matched Motivational Interviewing session to enhance participants’ motivation to consistently use condoms and contraception in order to reduce the risk for a repeat pregnancy.

Program Goals:

The goals of Computer-Assisted Motivational Intervention (CAMI) are:

  • Encourage consistent condom and hormonal contraceptive use
  • Assist adolescent mothers to understand their own motivations and goals
  • Help them see the inconsistencies between their goals and current behaviors in a non-judgmental manner. CAMI counselors use Motivational Interviewing techniques to help adolescent mothers make healthier choices to reduce their risk for repeat pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections

Contact Information

Josefina J. Card, PhD
Title: CEO/President
Agency/Affiliation: Sociometrics Corporation
Website: www.socio.com/pasha.php
Email:
Phone: (650) 949-3282
Fax: (650) 949-3299

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2014