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Increasing the Capacity of School Health Professionals to Address LGBTQ Student Bullying

The goal of this multi-phase project is to develop and pilot an intervention to increase the capacity of school health professionals (e.g., school nurses, psychologists, counselors) to prevent, identify, and address bullying of LGBTQ students, particularly of multi-ethnic and transgender students.

Online, Massachusetts


  • English language proficiency was required for all participants

Eligibility (Youth):

  • Age 13-24 years

  • Identify as LGBTQ

  • Have reliable internet access

  • Currently attend, or have recently attended, middle and/or high school in Massachusetts

Eligibility (School Health Professionals):

  • 18 years or older

  • Have reliable internet access

  • Currently serve Massachusetts youth in a school health-related capacity

Funder: Harvard Catalyst: Addressing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Disparities through Translational Research

  • Supported by The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health Award UL1 TR001102).


  • Phase 1 (online focus groups and brief survey, developing intervention): 2017-2019, not currently recruiting

  • Currently awaiting funding for Phase 2

PI: Sari Reisner. Co-Is: Valerie Earnshaw, Jeff Perrotti


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