This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition teen parenthood
Treatments comprehensive preventive services, screening and referral
Sponsor University of Rochester
Collaborator Monroe County Department of Human Services
Start date August 2007
End date August 2017
Trial size 1536 participants
Trial identifier NCT01888809, BHC-01


This study will evaluate the effectiveness of providing a combination of evidence-based behavioral health treatments for mothers who gave birth to their first child prior to the age of 21 and who meet eligibility requirements and their children on prevention of child maltreatment and promotion of positive socioemotional development.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
Combined comprehensive services:Parents as Teachers Home visitation, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and/or Interpersonal Psychotherapy with outreach support
comprehensive preventive services Parents as Teachers Home visitation
Combined evidence-based services:Parents as Teachers Home visitation, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and/or Interpersonal Psychotherapy with outreach support
(Active Comparator)
Annual screening and referral for services as needed
screening and referral

Primary Outcomes

Prevention of indicated Child Protective Services (CPS) reports, including change over time
time frame: Baseline and child's age of 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months

Secondary Outcomes

Reduction in family risks over time
time frame: Baseline and child's age of 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 12 years up to 23 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Participants will include patients drawn from Strong Pediatrics, Anthony Jordan Health Center, Rochester General Hospital, or Highland Family Medicine - residents of Monroe County, - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible, - are neither currently active nor have had an indicated CPS report, - have a mother who is or was under 21 at the birth of her first child, and - has a maximum of two children under the age of three. Exclusion Criteria: - Children who have indicated Child Protective reports or who are in foster care at the time of recruitment - Any children or mothers who are not able to complete the research protocol also will be excluded. - Potential subjects suffering from extreme medical or psychiatric conditions (such as severe brain injury or psychosis) or serious cognitive impairments (such as mental retardation) that would render them incapable of completing research measures validly will be excluded. - Mothers with thought disorder, severe depression or suicidality requiring hospitalization, severely limited intellectual functioning (IQ less than 70), and current maternal incarceration.

Additional Information

Official title Building Health Children: Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) Evaluation
Principal investigator Sheree L Toth, Ph.D.
Description Building Healthy Children is a collaboration of social service and health care agencies, each providing evidence-based services to intervention families in a seamless package. Low-income parents who gave birth to their first child when they were under 21 and who were not involved in the child welfare system were targeted as an at-risk group for whom home visitation services would offer optimal preventive and cost-efficiency outcomes. Services include Interpersonal Psychotherapy [IPT] for maternal depression and Child Parent Psychotherapy [CPP] for maternal-child relationship development and trauma treatment, and Parents As Teachers [PAT]. Families are provided a tiered complement of BHC services based upon risk and current need. Case management and outreach services are key to assure family engagement and full program participation. An assigned community outreach worker provides a consistent, nurturing relationship that helps retain families in the program and readies parents for the evidence-based treatments, movement towards goals, and behavior change. Outreach workers help to stabilize families and ensure compliance with medical appointments and recommended care. Most importantly, BHC home-based services are integrated with primary care practices: pediatric, family medicine, and federally qualified neighborhood health center. These comprehensive services are compared with a screening and referral only group in a randomized design. Integration with the child's medical home is an all-inclusive approach to improve child health and well-being and to achieve desired program outcomes.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Rochester.