Mentorship and Research in HIV and Addiction Prevention Among Traumatized Youth Save

Date Added
April 7th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00041527
Researcher
Carla Danielson
Keywords
Adolescents
Summary

Childhood exposure to interpersonal trauma (ITE; sexual abuse, physical abuse, witnessing violence) confers a sevenfold risk for HIV infection and a ten-fold risk for lifetime substance use disorder. Recent national survey research conducted by the PI?s team demonstrates that clinicians who work with ITE youth report: a) being highly concerned with the sexual risk behaviors and vulnerability to early onset of substance use they observe in this population; b) having strong interest in training regarding specific methods to address these challenging topics with teens; and c) feeling ill-equipped to address these issues in session with existing trauma-focused treatment. This project aims to improve the delivery of best practices for teens and their families who seek mental health care by developing creative, technology-based resources for providers to enhance the care they already are providing.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
April Borkman
843-792-2945
borkman@musc.edu

Integrative Risk Reduction and Treatment for Teen Substance Use Problems Save

Date Added
March 1st, 2011
PRO Number
Pro00009042
Researcher
Carla Danielson
Keywords
Adolescents, Alcohol, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Substance Use
Summary

The study will involve a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with subjects ages 13-18 years (who have experienced sexual assault) randomized to receive Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT) or Treatment As Usual. Youth will be recruited from 2 local child advocacy centers and the interventions are psychosocial in nature. Follow-up assessments will be conducted at multiple time points through 18-month post entry.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Elizabeth McGuan
843-792-8361
mcguan@musc.edu

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