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An Evaluation of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program: Elevate

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03034083
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (No subjects recruited)
First Posted : January 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 15, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Department of Health and Human Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Karen M. DeMeester, University of Georgia

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the healthy marriage and relationship education program Elevate: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level results in improved couple, parenting, and co-parenting behaviors that lead to reduced child abuse/neglect potential.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Family Relations Behavioral: Elevate

Detailed Description:

The descriptive study is based on the theory that couples can learn skills through participating in the Elevate curriculum that will help them function better as a couple resulting in improved relationship quality/stability, improved co-parenting skills, improved financial management, and reduced financial stress. As a result of improved relationship skills and better management of stress, couples will then provide more supportive, safe, and stable family environments for children.

Individuals who are eligible (biological and foster parents of children 0-18) and agree to participate in the study will complete surveys at three time points--before participating in Elevate, 4-6 weeks after participating, and 8-10 months after participating in Elevate. The surveys include items related to couple functioning behaviors, relationship quality/stability, parenting/co-parenting skills, and financial management and distress.


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Elevate: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level
Study Start Date : January 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Parenting

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Couples Elevate Weekly Series
Participants in a couple relationship receive needs assessment and 8 hours of classes over a 4-week period in healthy couple functioning behaviors, relationship quality/stability, and parenting skills.
Behavioral: Elevate
Study participants receive needs assessment and 8 hours of classes over a 4-week period in healthy couple functioning behaviors, relationship quality/stability, and parenting skills.

Foster Parents Elevate Weekend Intensive
Foster parent participants receive 8 hours of classes over a weekend in healthy couple functioning behaviors, relationship quality/stability, and parenting skills.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Elevate Pre-post program survey subscale measuring change in couple functioning and stability [ Time Frame: Time points 4-6 weeks prior to participation in Elevate, 4-6 week after participation, and 8-10 months after participation. ]
    Study participant responses on Elevate pre-post survey subscale measuring change in couple functioning behaviors, including communication, conflict resolution, commitment, and supportive behaviors will be compared at three time points.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Elevate Pre-post survey subscale measuring change in parenting skills [ Time Frame: Time points 4-6 weeks prior to participation in Elevate, 4-6 week after participation, and 8-10 months after participation ]
    Study participant responses on Elevate pre-post survey subscale measuring change in parenting skill level, including interactions with children, co-parenting approaches, and beliefs about appropriate parenting behaviors, will be compared at three time points.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study population is biological and foster parents of children ages 0-18.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Biological parents of children 0-18 Parents must be in a committed couple relationship

Exclusion Criteria:

Incarceration


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03034083


Locations
United States, Georgia
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States, 30602
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Georgia
Department of Health and Human Services
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Theodore Futris, Ph.D. University of Georgia

Responsible Party: Karen M. DeMeester, Public Service Assistant, University of Georgia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03034083     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 90FM0081
First Posted: January 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 15, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Karen M. DeMeester, University of Georgia:
healthy marriage
healthy relationships
parenting
healthy marriage and relationship education