Healthy Youth Program Project
Project Q2: Prevalence and longitudinal predictors of health risks and resilience among LGBT youth
A longitudinal study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth ages 16-20. The project is focused on identifying individual and sociocultural predictors of mental health, substance use, HIV risk, and resilience. It also seeks to better understand the development of sexual orientation. Youth complete structured psychiatric interviews and audio computer-assisted self interviews (ACASI) at baseline, 2-month, 6-months, and 12-months. The target sample size is 240 youth and recruitment is currently ongoing. The project is funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and conducted in partnership with Howard Brown Health Center (Co-Principal Investigator: Robert Garofalo, MD) and the Broadway Youth Center. You can find out more at http://www.uic.edu/projectq2/.