Evaluation of Parenting Interventions to Decrease Family Risk for Child Maltreatment

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2014
The Duke Endowment
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Duke University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research is to evaluate specific parenting programs that aim to improve the family's ability to keep children physically safe and emotionally secure. We would like to learn more about how the treatments actually help families and to find out how an intervention that focuses on child health and safety compares with one that focuses on the parent and child relationship. We also want to determine whether participating in one program type versus the other results in further reports for child maltreatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Child Abuse Behavioral: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Behavioral: Health and Safety Behavioral: Early Relationships Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 123 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of Parenting Interventions to Decrease Family Risk for Child
Study Start Date : May 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Parenting

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: RF
Relationship focused where the primary goals are to strengthen the relationship between the parent and the child and to give the parent additional skills that can be used to manage the behavior of the child.
Behavioral: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Sixteen one hour sessions done in-home for children ages 2-7. Proceed through protocol based on mastery of predefined skills.
Other Name: PCIT

Behavioral: Early Relationships
Sixteen one-hour sessions for children age 0-2 provided in-home.

Active Comparator: HS
The physical health and safety are the primary components of this parenting program where the parent is taught about basic healthcare and safety in the home.
Behavioral: Health and Safety
Sixteen one hour sessions for children age 0-7 conducted in the home. Participants are quizzed on material to determine mastery.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Durham County, North Carolina Department of Social Services accepted reports of child maltreatment [ Time Frame: 2011 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • resident of Durham, NC
  • a child between the ages of 0-7 was the focus of the Department of Social Services report
  • child's caregiver was the focus of the report
  • Child Protective Services report occurred on or after June 1, 2004
  • family is English speaking
  • Sexual abuse was not "confirmed" or "highly suspicious" during an evaluation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child Protective Services report of sexual abuse that was "confirmed" or "highly suspicious"

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00586677

United States, North Carolina
Center for Child and Family Health
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27701
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
The Duke Endowment
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Dodge, Ph.D. Duke University
Principal Investigator: Karen O'Donnell, Ph.D. Duke University

Responsible Party: Duke University Identifier: NCT00586677     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00016431
7194 ( Other Identifier: Duke legacy protocol number )
First Posted: January 4, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by Duke University:
child abuse
child neglect