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Support To Reunite Involve and Value Each Other (STRIVE)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00996541
First Posted: October 16, 2009
Last Update Posted: November 9, 2009
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Collaborator:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by:
University of California, Los Angeles
  Purpose
Runaway and homeless youth are at risk for HIV based upon their rates of substance use, particularly injection drug use, unprotected sexual intercourse, multiple partners, and sexually transmitted diseases. Risk increases as the time away from home increases. STRIVE is a family intervention aimed at increasing residential stability, decreasing runaway episodes, and decreasing HIV risk. Families are randomly assigned to a cognitive-behavioral skills-building intervention consisting of five weekly sessions delivered at family homes, or are assigned to standard care. Sessions are aimed at increasing problem solving, role clarity, and positive interactions. It is hypothesized that the intervention will result in improved family dynamics, less runaway behavior, and less risky behavior.

Condition Intervention
Family Relations Runaway Behavior Risky Sexual Behavior Substance Use Behavioral: STRIVE family intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Diverting Homeless Youth From Chronic Homelessness and Risk for HIV

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved residential stability [ Time Frame: Assessed up to 24 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduced HIV risk behavior [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months ]

Enrollment: 302
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention Behavioral: STRIVE family intervention
Adolescent and parent attend a 5-session family-oriented cognitive-behavioral intervention aimed at giving runaway youths and their parents the tools to effectively deal with conflict.
Placebo Comparator: Control Behavioral: STRIVE family intervention
Adolescent and parent attend a 5-session family-oriented cognitive-behavioral intervention aimed at giving runaway youths and their parents the tools to effectively deal with conflict.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Youth: Age 12-17 who ran away or were told to leave home within the past 6 months. Must provide assent and parent/guardian must provide informed consent.
  • Parent/guardian: must be parent/guardian of participating youth who ran away. Must provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Youth: total time away from home exceeds 12 months. Obvious cognitive impairment. Sexual or physical abuse from the parent/guardian. Lack of assent/consent.
  • Parent/guardian: obvious cognitive impairment. Lack of consent.
  Contacts and Locations
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Norweeta Milburn, PhD, UCLA Center for Community Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00996541     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R01MH070322-05 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: October 15, 2009
First Posted: October 16, 2009
Last Update Posted: November 9, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by University of California, Los Angeles:
Runaway youth
Homeless youth
Family intervention
Family functioning
HIV risk behavior
HIV Seronegativity


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