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ParentCorps: Promoting Healthy Development in Children From Low Income Communities (ParentCorps)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01670227
First Posted: August 22, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 3, 2016
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Collaborators:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
U.S. Department of Education
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York University School of Medicine
  Purpose
The purpose of this study was to determine whether ParentCorps promotes academic achievement and prevents mental health problems in children living in disadvantaged urban communities

Condition Intervention
Behavior Problems of Childhood and Adolescence Behavioral: PARENTCORPS

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Preventing Conduct Problems in Poor Urban Preschoolers

Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in Academic achievement through Year 4 [ Time Frame: Assessed twice per year in Years 1 and 2, and then annually through Year 4 ]
    Academic achievement test scores assessed via the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA)

  • Change from baseline in Child behavior at school through Year 4 [ Time Frame: Assessed twice per year in Years 1 and 2, and then annually through Year 6 ]
    Masked observations of child behavior at school


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline Academic performance through Year 4 [ Time Frame: Assessed twice per year in Years 1 and 2, and then annually through Year 6 ]
    Teacher and parent ratings of academic performance

  • Change from baseline Behavior through Year 4 [ Time Frame: Assessed twice per year in Years 1 and 2, and then annually through Year 6 ]
    Teacher and parent ratings of behavior

  • Change from baseline Parent engagement in school through Year 4 [ Time Frame: Assessed twice per year in Years 1 and 2, and then annually through Year 6 ]
    Teacher rating of parent engagement in school

  • Change from baseline Positive behavior support through Year 4 [ Time Frame: Assessed twice per year in Years 1 and 2 ]
    Parent report of positive behavior support

  • Change from baseline Classroom climate and positive behavior support through Year 4 [ Time Frame: Assessed twice per year in Years 1 and 2, and then annually through Year 4 ]
    Masked observations of classroom climate and positive behavior support


Enrollment: 1050
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PARENTCORPS
ParentCorps is a school-based, family-focused universal intervention designed to attenuate the multiple risks associated with urban poverty, on children's health and development
Behavioral: PARENTCORPS
ParentCorps is a culturally-informed, universal intervention (for all children enrolled in Pre-K within an elementary school) designed to promote positive behavioral supports for children at home and in the classroom. ParentCorps includes two complementary components: 1) parent and child group intervention (13 2-hour sessions after school) for Pre-K students and their families; 2) professional development and individual consultation for early childhood teachers.
Control Condition
No intervention
Behavioral: PARENTCORPS
ParentCorps is a culturally-informed, universal intervention (for all children enrolled in Pre-K within an elementary school) designed to promote positive behavioral supports for children at home and in the classroom. ParentCorps includes two complementary components: 1) parent and child group intervention (13 2-hour sessions after school) for Pre-K students and their families; 2) professional development and individual consultation for early childhood teachers.

  Eligibility

Information from the National Library of Medicine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrollment in Pre-K
  • At least one English-Speaking caregiver

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01670227


Locations
United States, New York
New York University School of Medicine, The Child Study Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
U.S. Department of Education
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Laurie Brotman, PhD New York University School of Medicine
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01670227     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R01MH77331-2
R01MH077331 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R305F050245 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: U.S. Department of Education )
First Submitted: August 8, 2012
First Posted: August 22, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 3, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
EARLY CHILDHOOD
UNIVERSAL PREVENTION

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Problem Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms