Behavioral Interventions:
HEAT offers group and individual level behavior-change interventions to the portfolio of services we offer young people including several of the CDC's DEBI's (Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions).

Currently HEAT is offering the following interventions:

ARTAS is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention, with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. ARTAS is based on the Strengths-based Case Management (SBCM) model, which is rooted in Social Cognitive Theory (particularly self-efficacy) and Humanistic Psychology. SBCM is a model that encourages the client to identify and use personal strengths; create goals for himself/herself; and establish an effective, working relationship with the Linkage Coordinator (LC).

CLEAR: Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results!, a one-on-one counseling intervention for HIV+ youth ages 13-24, which uses cognitive behavioral techniques to motivate behavior change.

Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services (CRCS), a CDC-approved public health tool which helps HIV+ and at-risk young people ages 13-24 and their health care providers identify and work toward specific risk reduction objectives.

Many Men, Many Voices, HIV prevention program for HIV-negative, at-risk, young men of color who have sex with men ages 13-24.

Many Men, Many Voices Plus (3MV+), an adaptation of Many Men, Many Voices for HIV+ YMSM of color ages 13-24.

SIHLE, an adaptation of the SISTA group, targeted for teenaged African American women ages 13-17.

SISTA, a peer-led, gender and culturally-relevant intervention, designed to promote sexual risk reduction with HIV-negative, at-risk, African American young women ages 18-24.

Vogue Theory, a group level multi-session intervention that teaches Ballroom youth ages 13-24 how to vogue, while providing them with a safe space in which to explore their sexual and cultural identities, and build interpersonal skills, self confidence, and self esteem.

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