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The Impact of Family CTI on Homeless Children

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by:
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research Identifier:
First received: February 19, 2003
Last updated: December 5, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine how services and housing provided for homeless families affect the mental health and behavior of homeless children over time.

Condition Intervention
Mental Health
Behavioral: Critical Time Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Impact of Family CTI on Homeless Children

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Further study details as provided by Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Internalizing, externalizing, school outcomes [ Time Frame: 18 months post enrollment ]

Enrollment: 320
Study Start Date: July 2002
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This study is a supplement to a parent study which concentrates on the outcomes of homeless mothers who are provided with services and housing. This study will focus on the effects of housing and services on children, who may be the major beneficiaries of such assistance.

Participants are randomly assigned to either receive services and permanent housing or to remain in a homeless shelter without additional assistance. Children and their parents are interviewed separately 3, 9, and 15 months after study entry. The teachers of participating children are surveyed twice during the study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Months to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrollment in the parent study
  • Homeless and living at a shelter with mother/maternal guardian at the time of study enrollment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00055081

United States, New York
The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Orangeburg, New York, United States, 10962
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Judith A Samuels, MBA, PhD The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
  More Information

Responsible Party: Judith Samuels, The Nathan Kline Institute Identifier: NCT00055081     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH067148 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: February 19, 2003
Last Updated: December 5, 2013

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Homeless Persons processed this record on April 28, 2017