Comparing a Fatherhood Focused Individual Intervention to Batterer Intervention to Reduce IPV and Child Maltreatment
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04165291|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 15, 2019
Last Update Posted : November 15, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Intimate Partner Violence||Behavioral: F4C Behavioral: BIP||Not Applicable|
This study will expand on Fathers for Change (F4C), a novel intervention for fathers with histories of perpetrating intimate partner violence (IPV). F4C is designed to meet a significant unmet intervention need for fathers who have a history of family violence who are not helped by currently available batterer intervention programs (BIPs). BIPs that are currently available nationally have shown limited efficacy with high rates of repeat violence.
This project will provide needed data to further develop F4C and move to a Stage II efficacy trial by: 1) revising the BIP group intervention manual to be delivered in an individual treatment format; 2) develop a fidelity measure for F4C and the BIP; 4) conduct a stage 1b randomized trial (consistent with the stage model of intervention development) to show initial feasibility, acceptability and intervention signal with the targeted population.
Sixty fathers with a history of IPV who have already failed a treatment as usual group BIP will be randomly assigned to F4C or an individually delivered comparable dose of BIP. Reflective functioning and emotion regulation will be examined as the mechanisms through which Fathers for Change reduces IPV and child maltreatment risk behaviors.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Comparing a Fatherhood Focused Individual Intervention to Batterer Intervention to Reduce IPV and Child Maltreatment|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||June 1, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 1, 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 1, 2023|
Participants randomized to the Fathers for Change (F4C) program.
Fathers for Change (F4C) focuses on: 1) the fathering role to facilitate engagement, 2) RF to understand self, partner and children and emotion regulation skills to reduce IPV and child maltreatment. F4C focuses on understanding of emotional experiences, how they impact thinking and behaviors related to partners, co-parents and children. F4C clients will meet individually with their F4C therapist for 50 minutes per week over 16 weeks.
Active Comparator: BIP
Participants randomized to the Batterer Intervention Program (BIP).
The Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) is a psychoeducational intervention that will be delivered in 50- minute individual weekly sessions over 16 weeks. The intervention focuses on the impact of violence on victims, power and control tactics, and societal influences supporting men's violence toward women. The intervention includes didactics and experiential exercises including role plays to teach anger management skills.
- Completion Rate [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]To test the hypothesis that fathers randomized to F4C will have higher completion rates than those in the individual BIP treatment, chi-square analysis will be used to examine between group differences in treatment completion.
- Working Alliance [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]To test the hypothesis that fathers randomized to F4C will report greater working alliance, analysis of variance will be used to test between group differences in working alliance between F4C and BIP.
- Client Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]To test the hypothesis that fathers randomized to F4C will report greater client satisfaction, analysis of variance will be used to test between group differences in client satisfaction between F4C and BIP.
- Reflective Functioning [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]Reflective functioning will be assessed using the Parent Development Interview-Revised (PDI). The PDI is a 40-item semi-structured interview that assesses reflective functioning through questions about child-rearing and the ways respondents are like or unlike their own parents. Interviews will be audio recorded and transcribed verbatim for scoring.
- Emotional Regulation [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]Emotional regulation will be assessed with the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS). The DERS is a 36-item self-report measure scored on a 5-point Likert-type scale where higher scores indicate greater difficulty in emotional regulation.
- Intimate Partner Violence [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]The TimeLine Follow-back-Spousal Violence will be used to characterize the frequency of intimate partner violence.
- Child Maltreatment [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]Child maltreatment risk will be assessed using TimeLine Follow-back to assess the frequency of behaviors characterized as child maltreatment.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04165291
|Contact: Carla Stover, PhD||(203) firstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Principal Investigator:||Carla Stover, PhD||Associate Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center|