Evaluation of the Healthy Relationships Program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05209594|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 26, 2022
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2022
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Adolescent Development||Behavioral: Healthy Relationships Program (HRP) for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth Behavioral: Standard GSA Programming||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||GSA members (students in grades 9 to 12) will be assessed in one of two arms. The intervention arm includes GSAs that will implement the Healthy Relationships Program (HRP) for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) youth. The comparison arm will be GSAs where standard GSA programming is delivered.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Masking Description:||Due to the nature of the intervention, it is not possible to have blinded conditions. Most school-based prevention programs of this type are not blinded.|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of the Healthy Relationships Program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||March 1, 2022|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 1, 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 1, 2023|
Experimental: Healthy Relationships Program (HRP) for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth
Students in grades 9 to 12 participating in GSAs where the HRP for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth is being implemented.
Behavioral: Healthy Relationships Program (HRP) for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth
The Healthy Relationships Program (HRP) for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual + (2SLGBTQIA+) Youth is a small group positive mental health promotion program for gender, sexual, and romantic minority youth. It helps build resiliency and promote well-being among 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. It affirms, validates, and celebrates sexual and gender diversity, cultivates a caring and supportive community, and helps 2SLGBTQIA+ youth develop skills and strategies that promote healthy relationships. This trauma-informed, strengths-focused program explores stressors unique to 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, including identity and expression invalidation, stigma, prejudice and discrimination, internalized oppression, coming out, safety, and microaggressions. This program includes 17 sessions, each lasting approximately 45 minutes. It may be delivered in school-based Genders and Sexualities Alliances/Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) or 2SLGBTQIA+ youth group settings.
Active Comparator: Regular GSA Programming
Students in grades 9 to 12 participating in regular GSA programming.
Behavioral: Standard GSA Programming
Students at comparison sites will participate in standard GSA programming, a safe space for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their allies to meet, develop relationships, support each other, socialize, and learn about sexuality and gender-related topics, and lobby for social change.
- Positive social-emotional functioning [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to four month follow-up (up to 12 months) ]Measured by the Social-Emotional Assets and Resiliency Scales-Adolescent (SEARS-A) that assesses social-emotional assets of responsibility, self-regulation, social competence, and empathy. Participants respond to the 35 items on a 4-point Likert scale (0 = never, 1 = sometimes, 2 = often, 3 = always). The combined total score ranges from 0 to 105 with higher scores indicating greater social-emotional strengths.
- Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) functioning [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to four month follow-up (up to 12 months) ]GSA functioning as measured by the adapted school climate and connectedness survey. Participants respond to the 39 items on a 5-point Likert scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. The total score ranges from 39 to 195.
- Dating violence [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to four month follow-up (up to 12 months) ]Dating violence perpetration as measured by the Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory (short form). Participants respond to the 20 items on a 4-point Likert scale (0 = never, 1 = seldom, 2 = sometimes, 3 = often). The sum of the perpetrator and victimization items are calculated (10 items each). Scores range from 0 to 30 with higher scores indicating a higher incidence of abusive behaviour (perpetrator items) or victim of abuse (victimization items).
- Help-seeking intentions [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to four month follow-up (up to 12 months) ]Self-reported intentions to seek help as measured by General Help-seeking Questionnaire. Participants indicate their likelihood to seek help for a personal or emotional problem from the people listed on a 4-point Likert scale (1= very unlikely, 2=unlikely, 3=likely, 4=very likely). A mean score is calculated on the items with the higher score indicating a higher likelihood to seek help for a problem.
- Actual help-seeking [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to four month follow-up (up to 12 months) ]Actual help-seeking over the past 2 weeks as measured by the Actual Help Seeking Questionnaire. Participants check the people they have sought help from over a two-week period for a personal or emotional problem and then describe the type of problem. A score for the total number of people they sought help from is calculated and open-ended descriptions are coded for type of problem (e.g., mental health, relationships, school, etc.).
- Positive mental health [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to four month follow-up (up to 12 months) ]Emotional well-being and aspects of psychological and social functioning that occur within the past month as measured by the Adolescent Mental Health Continuum-Short Form. Participants rate 14 items on a 6-point Likert scale from 0=Never to 5 = Every day. Scores range from 0 to 70 with higher scores indicating higher experience of positive mental health.
- Emotional well-being [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to four month follow-up (up to 12 months) ]Stress and depression items from modified Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21). Participants rate the 14 stress and depression items on a 4-point Likert scale from 0=never to 3 = more than two times. Total scores are calculated for the stress and depression subscales with a range of 0 to 21 with higher scores indicating higher stress or depression.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05209594
|Contact: Meghan Fournie, MHIS||519-661-2111 ext email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Claire Crooks, PhD||Western University|