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Title Page Identifying Interventions to Reduce Teen Dating Violence through Participatory Human-Centered Design with Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Mitchell, Shannon R (2021) Title Page Identifying Interventions to Reduce Teen Dating Violence through Participatory Human-Centered Design with Sexual and Gender Minority Youth. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: Sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) are at a disproportionately higher risk of experiencing teen dating violence (TDV) than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Currently, there are few evidence-based TDV interventions for high school students and existing interventions fail to include meaningful representation of SGMY relationships and experiences. Thus, it is unclear what strategies or interventions are best suited to reduce TDV in SGMY. Human-centered design, which includes structured activities to encourage brainstorming and collaboration, is a novel method that can be used to develop new, SGMY-informed intervention ideas for reducing TDV.
Aims: This study aimed to identify and explore potential intervention ideas to reduce TDV among SGMY.
Methods: This study focused on one section of a larger, longitudinal study that utilizes a digital platform, MURAL Collaborative Workspace and Zoom Video Conferencing to conduct online human-centered design activities in four, 1.5-hour sessions over the span of two to four weeks with SGMY. Human-centered design was used in these sessions to organize multiple, structured brainstorming activities to create novel intervention ideas. The focus of this study was on session three, which utilizes a creative matrix to generate a multitude of ideas for reducing TDV among SGMY.
Results: The creative matrix activity online allowed for a plethora of ideas to be produced by a diverse scope of SGMY. SGMY identified many intervention ideas related to physical space, social media, family, inclusive curriculum, anti-discrimination, guidelines/safety, student clubs/organizations, and support groups. The creative matrix results highlight that there are multiple intersecting environmental factors that contribute to the reduction of TDV among SGMY.
Conclusion: SGMY provided numerous ideas for reducing TDV that can be translated into intervention concepts to be implemented and tested for efficacy. Additionally, SGMY suggested several platforms and environments ripe for interventions (online, in schools, in medical settings, in other physical spaces). Findings from this study can also be used to adapt existing interventions to specifically target SGMY in high school, incorporating the different types of support that SGMY identified as imperative to schools’ increasing their inclusivity.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Mitchell, Shannon Rsrm136@pitt.edusrm136
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCoulter, Robert WSrobert.ws.coulter@pitt.edurobert.ws.coulter
Committee MemberEgan, James Ejee@pitt.edujee
Committee MemberChugani, Carla Dcarla.chugani@chp.edu
Date: April 2021
Date Type: Submission
Defense Date: 16 April 2021
Approval Date: 12 May 2021
Submission Date: 12 April 2021
Access Restriction: 2 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 2 years.
Number of Pages: 46
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexual minority youth, gender minority youth, interventions, human-centered design, teen dating violence, adolescent relationship abuse
Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 19:27
Last Modified: 12 May 2021 19:27
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/40862

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