Impact Evaluation Study of The Faithful House Programme on Violence Reduction in Families (TFHEVAL)
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
The Faithful House (TFH), is a 3-day faith-based skills-building curriculum which aims to increase household resilience by strengthening families. TFH draws on improved communication and conflict resolution skill building and the individual's faith-values as a catalyst for transformation in attitudes regarding gender roles in care giving and the use of violence in the home. The study hypothesis is that couples who complete the Faithful House Programme will demonstrate increased communication skills with their spouses and children, which reduces the negative impact of family stress triggers and ultimately leads to a reduction of intimate partner violence witnessed by children as well as physical and emotional violence against children by parents.
The mixed methods study will include a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) of HIV/AIDS infected or conflicted couples and a child in each household, focus group discussions (FGD) of men, women and children and key informant interviews of local experts in family violence and social protection service network providers.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Impact Evaluation for the Faithful House Program in Reducing Violence in Families in Which Couples Are Discordant or HIV/AIDS Positive in Arusha Region, in Tanzania|
- Incidence of violence against or witnessed by children insults, and threats of physical harm and abandonment in the past three months and similar violent acts between partners that are observed by their children ages 10-17. [ Time Frame: Baseline and three months after couples attend seminar ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Change in self-reported incidence by parents and children (10-17) of acts of physical and emotional violence against children such as kicking, hitting, verbal insults, and threats of physical harm and abandonment and similar violent acts between partners that are observed by their children ages 10-17 years at baseline and three-months after couples attend seminar.
- Attitudes about violence [ Time Frame: Baseline and three months after seminar ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The study will measure changes in men, women's and children (age 10-17) attitudes related to the use of emotional and physical violence using self-reported ratings of agreement using agreement (yes/no) or (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree and strongly agree) on statements about the acceptability of violence in different situations such as infidelity, burning food, disobedience. Respondents survey at baseline and three months after seminar.
|Study Start Date:||July 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Attend TFH Program
Couples attend the three-day Faithful House Training program immediately
Behavioral: TFH program
The Faithful House (TFH), is a three-day faith-based skills-building curriculum. The curriculum aims to increase household resilience by strengthening families and couples' relationships through enhanced couple communication
Other Name: The Faithful House Training (TFH) Program
No Intervention: Wait-listed for TFH Program
Couples attend The Faithful House program three-months after the initial group
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02168985
|Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre|
|Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania|
|Principal Investigator:||Susan M James, MBA||Savannas Forever Tanzania|
|Principal Investigator:||Sarah Milder, MPH||Arundel Street Consulting|
|Principal Investigator:||Bernard J Ngowi, MD PhD||National Institute for Medical Research|