Community Development Teams to Scale-Up Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) in California

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
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Center for Research to Practice Identifier:
First received: April 9, 2009
Last updated: April 10, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
The effects of using Community Development Teams to increase the number of counties that successfully implement and sustain Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care programs is studied in a randomized trial in 40 California counties. MTFC is an alternative to group or residential placement for youth with severe conduct and emotional problems referred from the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavior Problems
Behavioral: Community Development Teams
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Community Development Teams to Scale-Up MTFC in California

Further study details as provided by Center for Research to Practice:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Implementation of an evidence-based practice in counties [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CDT
Community Development Teams bring together counties who are implementing a new practice
Behavioral: Community Development Teams
CDTs bring together counties who are implementing a new practice


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-early adopters of evidence-based practice (MTFC)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Placed fewer than 6 youth per year in group care
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D., Center for Research to Practice Identifier: NCT00880126     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RO1 MH076158 
Study First Received: April 9, 2009
Last Updated: April 10, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Center for Research to Practice:
Individualized Implementation
Community Development Teams

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Problem Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on May 26, 2016