Evaluation of an Online Intervention to Help Gay Youth Cope with Bullying
James E. Egan
This is a R21 study funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
The “Evaluation of an Online Intervention to Help Gay Youth Cope with Bullying” study began in 2016 and will continue through 2018. It is a mixed methods study, with the first part being qualitative interviews with LGBT youth about bullying experiences and gaming preferences. From this data we developed an online interactive game to help LGBT youth who are bullied seek help. The second part is a randomized control trial (RCT) that will test this game and we will evaluate it for feasibility to possibly scale up the study if it is successful.