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Study Training for IMPAACT 2016 Underway


Training for IMPAACT 2016 – a group-based intervention study among Youth Living with HIV in low-resource settings is underway, with the trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy (TI-CBT) training of indigenous youth leaders completed at the clinical research sites in Botswana (Gaborone and Molepolole) and South Africa (PHRU, Soweto).

Mary Fabri, PsyD and Geri Donenberg, PhD, led the training in Botswana and South Africa. The TI-CBT intervention is a six-session intervention to be delivered over eight weeks. IMPAACT 2016 is a multi-site, two-arm, randomized, controlled study to evaluate if an Indigenous Leader Outreach Model (ILOM) of TI-CBT intervention demonstrates improved mental health outcomes for Youth living with HIV compared to a discussion control.

IMPAACT 2016 Training
Members of the IMPAACT 2016 team pose for a photo with Youth Leaders in Botswana.

Youth Leaders in Botswana practice relaxation strategies that are integrated at the beginning and end of each session.

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IMPAACT 2016 Training