Implementing a Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Develop, Implement, Evaluate, and Scale a Strategy to Create Safe and Supportive School Environments for LGBTQ and all Youth in Chicago Public Schools
A collaborative approach was used to develop evidence-informed training content and an implementation plan. A mixed-methods evaluation was designed to evaluate the quality and outcomes of the PD pilot, through quantitative pre, post, and 6-week follow-up surveys and qualitative interviews following trainings. Findings will be used to improve subsequent trainings with additional staff and inform ongoing technical assistance provided to trained staff.
This multidisciplinary collaborative developed a comprehensive and innovative, training to create safe and supportive school environments. The partnership incorporates a mixed-methods evaluation designed to support efforts to implement the PD at scale across the district and be responsive to the implementation challenges in a large, urban school district. This collaborative serves as a unique implementation-evaluation partnership that can be replicated in districts nationally.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe a multidisciplinary collaboration to design, implement and evaluate a training to create school environments that are safe and supportive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and free of sexual/dating violence for all students. Discuss how evaluation findings will inform future trainings and ongoing technical assistance. Identify ways this approach to creating safe and supportive school environments can be taken to scale in Chicago Public Schools and replicated in other school districts.
Keyword(s): Adolescents, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Lara Altman directs Chicago Public Schoolsâ CDC-funded HIV/STI Prevention Initiative and leads the multidisciplinary collaboration for the professional development training outlined here. She has a Master of Public Health and a Master of Social Work.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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