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RCT of the Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS) HFHC Program (JFCS:HFHC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02853825
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 3, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.

Brief Summary:
Every program element was designed to ensure that all children in the areas served will live in stable, happy, healthy family situations. The JFCS Healthy Families/Healthy Children program will provide relationship skill enhancement interventions. All program participants in the intervention group will have acces to: parenting skill enhancement interventions, employment readiness and/or situation enhancement, as well as financial knowledge and/or situation enhancement.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Family Relations Behavioral: Relationship Skill Enhancement Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The goal of the Healthy Families/Healthy Children (HFHC) program is to ensure that all children in The Region live in stable, happy, healthy family situations. HFHC will be able to deliver existing services that have proven effective and new services that are research-based. Need to be addressed: Unhealthy relationships, inadequate parental skills and attitudes related to nurturing and responsible parenting, lack of knowledge of finances and/or economic self sufficiency, underdeveloped employment readiness skills, difficult-to-access job opportunities and housing. Proposed Services: In conjunction with a wide-range of community partners operating a comprehensive system of care, JFCS will provide a public advertising campaign, Marriage and Relationship Education/Skills (MRES), Nurturing Parenting education, financial management education and services, and job career advancement services. HFHC is designed around a strong marriage and relationship education/skills (MRES) component. The program includes parenting skills classes, a robust effort to address participation barriers, and partnership with local employment and employment skill-building agencies to address the economic stability needs of participants. Case management and support service coordination ensure comprehensive service delivery for every participant. Participants will have meaningful improvements in marriage/relationship skills, improved parenting/co-parenting skills, improved family functioning,improved adult and child well-being, and increased economic stability/reduced poverty. Population groups to be served: Low-income individuals, couples, engaged couples, and married couples 18 years of age up to 64 years of age and their family members.Research component: The project will conduct a randomized controlled trial to test hypotheses regarding our program's effectiveness. The Control group will be on a wait list and will not receive the Intervention (i.e., program services) until their final post-test measures are completed.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 786 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial of the Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.'s Healthy Families/Healthy Children Program
Actual Study Start Date : July 1, 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Wait List Control Group
No interventions given, this is a wait list control group.
Experimental: Intervention Group
Receive relationship skill enhancement classes with access to parenting, employment services, and financial services.
Behavioral: Relationship Skill Enhancement
Receive relationship classes with access to parenting, employment services, and financial services.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Family Environment Scale [ Time Frame: 26 Weeks ]
  2. Dyadic Adjustment Scale [ Time Frame: 26 Weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Residents of Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No minors
  • No one over 64 years of age

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02853825


Contacts
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Contact: Rhonda Blumenthal, MS 941-366-2224 ext 145
Contact: Tommy Muecke, MSW, MBA 941-366-2224 ext 104

Locations
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United States, Florida
JFCS Recruiting
Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34237
Contact: Rhonda Blumenthal, MS    941-366-2224 ext 145      
Contact: Tommy Muecke, MSW, MBA    941-366-2224 ext 104      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Matthew Young, PhD Jewish Family & Children's Services
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Responsible Party: Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02853825    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016/06/35
90FM0070 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: HHS, ACF, Office of Family Assistance )
First Posted: August 3, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No