CBT II - Improving Health Outcomes for Orphans by Preventing HIV/STD Risk

Sponsors:

  • NIH-National Institute of Mental Health

Collaborators:

  • ACE Africa

Start Date:

End Date:

  • Ongoing

CBT II - Improving Health Outcomes for Orphans by Preventing HIV/STD Risk

This project is a randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), compared to receipt of usual care orphan services, in treating traumatic grief and traumatic stress among orphaned children and young adolescents in Moshi, Tanzania and Bungoma, Kenya.

If Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) can be provided effectively by lay providers who are also supervised by lay providers, then there is a possibility that this intervention could be scaled up in a low resource environment.