Bringing What Works to Youth in Corrections: A Trauma Intervention

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2013 by University of Texas at Austin
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Texas at Austin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01560728
First received: March 19, 2012
Last updated: July 5, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
  Purpose

Youth with mental illnesses are disproportionately represented in juvenile correctional facilities and limited evidence exists about effective treatments in this setting. This study will adapt Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a treatment found to be efficacious in community settings, to the correctional setting and study the feasibility of its implementation. Conducted within Texas youth correctional facilities, the findings will be rapidly disseminated in the state. The goal is to enhance the TF-CBT approach to meet the unique needs of incarcerated youth and the correctional system, one of the priorities outlined in the National Institute of Mental Health Strategic Plan.


Condition Intervention Phase
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Behavioral: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Bringing What Works to Youth in Prison: An Evidence-Based Trauma Intervention

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Texas at Austin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of change in UCLA PTSD Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD RI) Trauma Symptom Severity [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at baseline and every 2 weeks for an average of 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Reduction in traumatic stress symptom severity


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of change in Child Behavioral Checklist Youth Self-Report Total Score [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed at baseline and every 2 weeks for an average of 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Reduction in self-reported emotional and behavioral problem scores


Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Trauma-Focused CBT
Adapted or modified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Behavioral: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Individual psychotherapeutic approach occurring once per week for 12 to 20 weeks
No Intervention: Wait list
Monitored while waiting for intervention

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of one or more significant traumatic life events
  • Current diagnosis of one of the following:

    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Dysthymia
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Social Phobia
    • Panic Disorder
  • Trauma symptom severity scores of 25 or greater.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Expected release date or transfer date within 5 months from study enrollment date
  • Current inclusion in the Sex Offender Treatment Program
  • Intellectual Quotient (IQ) less than 70
  • Current high risk of suicidality
  • Current symptoms of active psychosis
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01560728

Contacts
Contact: Molly M Lopez, Ph.D. 512-232-0614 mlopez@austin.utexas.edu
Contact: Erin Espinosa, Ph.D. 512-232-0606 erin.espinosa@austin.utexas.edu

Locations
United States, Texas
Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Facility Recruiting
Brownwood, Texas, United States, 76804
Giddings State School Recruiting
Giddings, Texas, United States, 78942
McClennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility Recruiting
Mart, Texas, United States, 76664
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas at Austin
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Molly M Lopez, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Texas at Austin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01560728     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R34MH095210-01, 1R34MH095210-01
Study First Received: March 19, 2012
Last Updated: July 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Texas at Austin:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Dysthymia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Phobia
Panic Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 27, 2014