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

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00880126
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2009 by Center for Research to Practice.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : April 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2009
Information provided by:
Center for Research to Practice

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Behavior Problems Behavioral: Community Development Teams Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 350 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Community Development Teams to Scale-Up MTFC in California
Study Start Date : September 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Implementation of an evidence-based practice in counties [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

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