Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Adapting Clinical Skills to Telehealth: Applications of Affirmative Cognitive‑Behavioral Therapy with LGBTQ+ Youth

Craig, S. L., Iacono, G., Pascoe, R., Austin, A.

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Organizational Change/ Development
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Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

The article presents a mental health intervention for LGBTQ+ youth delivered by telehealth. This article describes the application of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach through an online telehealth program called AFFIRM. The affirm approach covered 8 group sessions focusing on youth LGBTQ+ populations and included a brief case study highlighting the approach and feedback from one individual. Though the case study discussed in this article is brief, the Affirmative CBT model has been addressed in other studies and was found to reduce depression, mental health risks, and increase coping skills.The intervention may be useful to bridge access gaps presented by COVID-19.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Persons, Youth and Young Adults

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