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Fathers' Support Center New Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Family Formation Program (NPFF) Impact Evaluation Plan (NPFF)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03413709
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 29, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Washington University School of Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cheri Tillis, Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis

Brief Summary:
The Fathers' Support Center, in partnership with the Brown School Evaluation Center at Washington University in St. Louis, seeks to evaluate the impact of their New Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Family Formation Program (NPFF). The investigators are most interested in quantifying the added benefit of parenting, father-child engagement, and father well-being curriculum compared to course content containing 80 hour economic stability material only. The impact evaluation will answer four key outcome and implementation specific questions using a mixed methods approach. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups (full program or 80 hour economic stability curriculum only) and tracked for the duration of the program. The impact evaluation tools include a set of validated instruments and will be administered to participants at baseline and again at three and twelve months after completion of the program. Performance measurement data will also be included in our analysis. Investigators hypothesize that participation in the full program will have a greater effect on key outcomes than the economic stability curriculum, a similar number of families will be reached by each condition, and that there will be minimal variability in retention rates across groups.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parenting Other: Family Formation Program Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 700 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: New Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Family Formation Program
Actual Study Start Date : July 1, 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 30, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Parenting

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Treatment Group (n=350)
The sample for the treatment group for the impact evaluation will only include fathers who are receiving the full 240 hour Family Formation Program (and not the abbreviated 80 hour program). The treatment group will receive FSC's Family Formation Program, which is a six week, 240 hour program implementing a set of curricula focusing on responsible parenting, healthy relationships,and economic stability and mobility. In addition, participants will receive case management and a variety of employment, legal and support services for up to one year following the completion of the curriculum.
Other: Family Formation Program
The sample for the treatment group for the impact evaluation will only include fathers who are receiving the full 240 hour FFP program (and not the abbreviated 80 hour program). The treatment group will receive FSC's Family Formation Program, which is a six week, 240 hour program implementing a set of curricula focusing on responsible parenting, healthy relationships, and economic stability and mobility.
Other Names:
  • Economic Stability
  • Health Relationships
  • Responsible Parenting

No Intervention: Comparison Group (n=350)
The sample comparison group will receive only the abbreviated 80 hour program. Which consist of economic stability and mobility only. These participants will receive employment case management and legal services for up to one year following the completion of the curriculum.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Father Engagement-Father Research & Practice Network (FRPN) Father Engagement Scale [ Time Frame: 1 year from program completion ]
    Brief instrument designed to assess fathers' engagement with children at different ages. Separate scales for fathers of children ages 0-1 years, 1-5 years, 6-12 years, and adolescents. Scales found to have good reliability and validity

  2. Father Child Contact-nForm Survey [ Time Frame: 1 year from program completion ]
    Pre- and post-program nForm survey items related to father-child contact will be used to evaluate this construct.

  3. Child Behavior and Emotion-Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) [ Time Frame: 1 year from program completion ]
    Standardized instrument based on national norms that assesses child behavioral and emotional problems. Study will use anxious/depressed and aggressive behavior sub-scales.

  4. Parental Health-SF12v2 Health Survey [ Time Frame: 1 year from program completion ]
    12-item nationally-normed health survey that measures functional health and well-being from the patient's point of view.

  5. Parental Substance Abuse-Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) [ Time Frame: 1 year from program completion ]
    10-item screening tool developed by World Health Organization to assess alcohol use, alcohol dependence, and alcohol-related problems. Its reliability and validity have been established in research conducted in a variety of settings

  6. Parental Consequences related to Drug Abuse-Drug Abuse Screening Test 10 (DAST-10) [ Time Frame: 1 year from program completion ]
    Brief instrument that yields a quantitative index of the degree of consequences related to drug abuse. Literature has shown moderate to high reliability and validity

  7. Parental Discipline Strategies/Behavior-Conflict Tactics Scale-Parent Child (CTSPC) [ Time Frame: 1 year from program completion ]
    Well-established instrument used to assess physical and psychological maltreatment. Study will use minor assault and non-violent discipline sub-scale items only

  8. Co-parenting Relationships-FRPN: Coparenting Relationship Scale [ Time Frame: 1 year after completion ]
    11-item measure designed to assess fathers' coparenting relationships with the mother of their children. The measure was validated with a sample of fathers very similar to those served in U.S. responsible fatherhood programs

  9. Child/Financial Support Behavior-FSC Intake Survey [ Time Frame: 1 year after program completion ]
    Items from FSC intake survey related to child and financial support will be used to assess this construct.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • being a father (biological or step) with at least one child 16 years old or younger

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no presence of a restraining order from mother or child
  • is not currently incarcerated
  • is not homeless

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03413709


Contacts
Contact: Sarah Bobmeyer, MSW 314-935-3723 sbobmeyer@wustl.edu
Contact: Cheri D Tillis, MS 314-333-4170 ext 107 ctillis@fatherssupport.org

Locations
United States, Missouri
Fathers Support Center, St. Louis INC. Recruiting
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63115-2534
Contact: Cheri D Tillis, MS    314-333-4170 ext 107    ctillis@fatherssupport.org   
Contact: Destini N Goodwin    314-333-4170 ext 108    dgoodwin@fatherssupport.org   
Principal Investigator: Sarah Bobmyer, MSW         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis
Washington University School of Medicine
Investigators
Study Chair: Jonathan Green Washington University, Human Research Protection Office

Responsible Party: Cheri Tillis, Project Director, Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03413709     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201605068
First Posted: January 29, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Cheri Tillis, Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis:
Parenting Time, Father Involvement