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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2009 by Center for Research to Practice.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
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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 ]

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


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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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