Early Prevention of Conduct Problems
The purpose of this study is to examine the immediate and long-term effects of a prevention program in children at risk for developing conduct problems and antisocial behavior.
Behavioral: Family-Based Preventive Intervention
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Early Primary Prevention of Conduct Problems|
- behavior problems [ Time Frame: March 1997 - December 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 1997|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Early Primary Prevention||Behavioral: Family-Based Preventive Intervention|
Participants are randomly assigned to a year-long family-based intervention or to a no contact control group. The intervention focuses on improving parenting practices, parent-child interactions, and child social competence.
Children are assessed at the beginning of the study and again after one year. The development of conduct problems, social competence, and school functioning is assessed from second through fifth grade. Assessments are made through observations, parent and teacher ratings, and diagnostic interviews.
|United States, New York|
|New York University Child Study Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10016|