Can you speak Spanish? Are you looking to get involved in research but may not have a lot of spare time? Then look no further! The Crehan Lab is looking to recruit an undergraduate or graduate student to help with the Focus Groups and Individual Interviews for Spanish Speaking Families: Increasing Sex Education Accessibility for Autistic Adolescents study. The aim of this study is to adapt an effective sexuality and relationship education program from the Netherlands to better serve and meet patients needs by testing a group format with Spanish-speaking families, an underserved patient population in the U.S. This study considers the importance of incorporating culture-specific perspectives in order to develop an effective sexuality and relationship education program for Hispanic autistic individuals and their families.
The lab is looking specifically for individuals who are comfortable conducting interviews in Spanish, and having dialogue with Spanish-speaking participants. This role requires the student to be able to hold conversations in Spanish, and should also be comfortable reading and transcribing Spanish text. In this role, the student and one other lab assistant would be expected to conduct 60-90 minute focus group sessions with ten parent participants. Those interested in joining this study should expect no more than a five-eight hour time commitment weekly for the fall semester, split between conducting interviews and transcribing interview responses. If this role sounds interesting to you, or you’d like to hear more about it, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Role is available for research credit, stipend, or work study.