Before/Afterschool Activity

Initiative Description: Chrysalis is a after-school drop-in group on O’ahu high school campuses for transgendered and questioning youth. Chrysalis group discussions focus on issues raised by the TG youth as well as topics proposed by the facilitator. Examples of group topics include anatomy, sex reassignment surgery, communication skills, decision-making skills and values clarification

Study Results: Improved self-efficacy for safe sex practices and healthier relationships. Chrysalis members also scored better than comparison group members in school participation, educational and career goals, self-esteem, friends and peer support, family, physical safety, sex reassignment surgery, alcohol and drug use

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good