Foster Teens' Risk During Transition (LINKS)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2014 by Oregon Social Learning Center
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
San Diego State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Social Learning Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02037750
First received: January 13, 2014
Last updated: January 14, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

January 13, 2014
January 14, 2014
December 2012
December 2017   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Number of Placement Failures [ Time Frame: between Baseline and 18-Months later ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT02037750 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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Foster Teens' Risk During Transition
Foster Teens' Risk During Transition: Preventing Drug Use, HIV, & School Problems

The purpose of this study is to conduct a randomized effectiveness trial to determine whether adding a preventive intervention at the transition from elementary to middle school is effective and cost effective in terms of ameliorating outcomes such as drug and tobacco use, participation in HIV- risking sexual behavior, delinquency, mental health problems, and school failure for young adolescents in foster care. The proposed LINKS intervention marries the goals of child welfare and educational systems. The aims are: a) to determine the effectiveness of the LINKS intervention on key behavioral health and school adjustment outcomes, b) to examine mechanisms of action; specifically the mediating effects of placement failure on outcomes, c) to examine the moderating role of fidelity on outcomes, and d) to examine cost effectiveness and cost avoidance of LINKS.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • School Adjustment
  • Foster Care Disruptions
Behavioral: LINKS
In the LINKS, foster/kin parents will participate in weekly group meetings led by well-trained and supervised paraprofessional facilitators (school behavioral aids and foster parents) where the curriculum is based on parent management training (PMT). In previous studies, attendance at such groups has been high, averaging about 75-80%. Missed sessions will be "made up" with an in-person visit to the foster/kin home during the week of the original session. In addition, youth in the intervention condition will receive individual skill building sessions from a Life Skills Coach to increase their competency at goal setting, refusal skills, and peer relations.
  • Experimental: LINKS
    Intervention: Behavioral: LINKS
  • No Intervention: Services as Usual
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Recruiting
200
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December 2017   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • the focal youth will be transitioning into middle school
  • the focal youth is in either a foster or kinship care home
  • the focal youth has been in the home for a minimum of 30 days (including those who are newly placed in care and those moving from another type of placement).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • youth who are are considered medically fragile (i.e., severely physically or mentally handicapped)
Both
9 Years to 13 Years
Yes
Contact: Courtenay Padgett, M.S. 5414852711 ext 1332 courtp@oslc.org
United States
 
NCT02037750
RO1DA032634
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Oregon Social Learning Center
Oregon Social Learning Center
San Diego State University
Principal Investigator: Patricia Chamberlain, Phd Oregon Social Learning Center
Oregon Social Learning Center
January 2014

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