A Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) II (SEEK2)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Maryland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00507299
First received: July 25, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2007
History: No changes posted

July 25, 2007
July 25, 2007
June 2002
Not Provided
Reduced child abuse and neglect [ Time Frame: 2002 - 2005 ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Improved resident attitudes and behavior regarding psychosocial problems. [ Time Frame: 2002 - 2005 ]
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
A Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) II
A Safe Environment for Every Kid II: Preventing Child Maltreatment - A Role for Pediatrics

This study aims to enhance pediatric primary care to make it more responsive to psychosocial needs facing many families. We hypothesized that by identifying and addressing certain problems, such as depressed mothers, parental drug use, and domestic violence, we would help decrease child abuse and neglect.

This study aims to enhance pediatric primary care to make it more responsive to psychosocial needs facing many families. We hypothesized that by identifying and addressing certain problems, such as depressed mothers, parental drug use, and domestic violence, we would help decrease child abuse and neglect.

The first step was to train pediatric residents on the importance of addressing the targeted problems. Then, we developed a brief screening tool to use when children under six years came in for the regular checkups. Parents would complete this while waiting for their doctor. Finally, the doctor and/or social worker would try address any problems the parent identified.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Child Abuse
  • Behavioral: Enhanced pediatric primary care
    Residents received special training to address targeted psychosocial problems. Parents bringing in children (0 - 5 years) completed a screening questionnaire and gave this to their doctor. The resident briefly assessed the identified problems and helped address them. A social worker was present to assist.
  • Behavioral: Standard pediatric primary care
    Residents did not receive special training on the targeted psychosocial problems. They did not use the parent screening questionnaire, and they did not have a dedicated social worker.
  • Experimental: A
    Residents in this group received special training on addressing pyschosocial problems. They then used a parent screening questionnaire, and addressed identified problems. A study social worker was also part of this intervention.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Enhanced pediatric primary care
  • No Intervention: B
    This arm involved residents receiving the regular education through the program. They did not use the screening questionnaire to identify psychosocial problems, and did not have a dedicated social worker to assist them.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Standard pediatric primary care

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
2004
December 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child 0 - 5 years
  • Family English speaking
  • Parent agrees to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child in foster care
  • Another child in the family already enrolled
Both
1 Month to 70 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00507299
778899, U.S. DHHS, 90-CA-1695.
No
Not Provided
University of Maryland
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Howard Dubowitz, MD University of Maryland
University of Maryland
July 2007

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