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Kansas Intensive Permanency Project (PIIKIPP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02152618
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 2, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 26, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Children's Bureau ACYF
Office of Policy Research and Evaluation ACYF
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Westat

Brief Summary:
The intervention provides services to children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) who are in foster care and to their parent(s) to prepare the families for reunification.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Serious Emotional Disturbance In Foster Care Other: Parent Management Training - Oregon Model (PMTO) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The intervention provide services to children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) who are in foster care and to their birth parents to prepare the families for reunification. The evaluation follows a randomized design. The pretest will assess the procedures and instruments for collecting data on child, youth, and family functioning. Ultimately, after the pretest is complete, the data collected through the evaluation will provide information on the extent to which the intervention achieved its goal of improving parenting skills and enhancing readiness for reunification among the families who received the services.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1652 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Permanency Innovations Initiative- Kansas Intensive Permanency Project
Study Start Date : September 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment Other: Parent Management Training - Oregon Model (PMTO)
Evidence-based, behavioral parent management training model, Parent Management Training - Oregon Model (PMTO) tailored to address permanency barriers of parents of children with SED.

No Intervention: Comparison



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to stable permanence [ Time Frame: Measured from the date of random assignment to the discharge date or to the end of the study period for cases that did not discharge ]
    Measured by administrative data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)

  2. Positive parenting behaviors [ Time Frame: Pre intervention, post intervention and at 12-months ]
    Measured by administering two standardized instruments: 1) the Caregiver Wish List (CWL); and, 2) the Family Interaction Task (FIT).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Use of community resources & social supports [ Time Frame: Pre intervention, post intervention and at 12-months ]
    Measured by observing the results of a subscale of a standardized instrument, the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale, General and Reunification services (NCFAS-G+R). The subscale is identified as "social/community life."

  2. Readiness for Reunification [ Time Frame: Pre intervention, post intervention and at 12-months ]
    Measured by the "readiness for reunification" subscale of the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale, General and Reunification services (NCFAS-G+R).

  3. Improve parent mental health & Substance Abuse [ Time Frame: Pre intervention, post intervention and at 12-months ]
    Measured by the relevant items on the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale, General and Reunification services (NCFAS-G+R).

  4. Child behavior [ Time Frame: Intake & every 6-months post intake ]
    Measured with Social Skills Improvement System rating scales (SSIS).

  5. Child functioning [ Time Frame: Intake & every 6-months post intake ]
    Measured by assessing the child's functioning with the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) for school-aged children and the Preschool and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS) for preschool-aged children.

  6. Reunification [ Time Frame: 18 months post intervention start date ]
    Measured using data from Kansas' state administrative database for child welfare as reported to AFCARS/NCANDS.

  7. Long-term foster care [ Time Frame: Measured at 6 and 12 months post entry into foster care ]
    Measured by using data from Kansas' state administrative database for child welfare as reported to AFCARS/NCANDS.

  8. Stable permanency [ Time Frame: Measured at 6 and 12 months post entry into foster care ]
    Measured by using data from Kansas' state administrative database for child welfare as reported to AFCARS/NCANDS.

  9. Child safety [ Time Frame: Measured at 6 and 12 months post entry into foster care ]
    Measured by using data from Kansas' state administrative database for child welfare as reported to AFCARS/NCANDS.

  10. Coercive parenting practices [ Time Frame: Pre intervention, post intervention and at 12-months ]
    Measured by administering two standardized instruments: 1) the Caregiver Wish List (CWL); and, 2) the Family Interaction Task (FIT).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children age 3-16 with severe emotional disturbances
  • In foster care and their families (parents).

Exclusion Criteria:

-


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02152618


Sponsors and Collaborators
Westat
Children's Bureau ACYF
Office of Policy Research and Evaluation ACYF
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Mark Testa, PhD. University of North Carolina
Study Director: Andrea Sedlak, PhD. Westat
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Responsible Party: Westat
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02152618    
Other Study ID Numbers: HHSP23320095655WC-KS
First Posted: June 2, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 26, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Keywords provided by Westat:
Serious emotional disturbance
foster care
child protective services
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Affective Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms