This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition parent-child relations
Treatment family foundations coparenting program
Sponsor Feinberg, Mark, Ph.D.
Start date June 2008
End date December 2021
Trial size 1200 participants
Trial identifier NCT01907412, RO1 HD058529-02


This is a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Family Foundations program and to better understand how families cope with having a new baby. The research questions include: What is the effectiveness of the Family Foundations program? How do families cope with having a new baby?

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
(No Intervention)
Couples in the Control group did not receive the Family Foundations Coparenting Program.
Couples randomly assigned to the Intervention Group received the Family Foundations Coparenting Program.
family foundations coparenting program
Family Foundations, a program for adult couples expecting their first child, is designed to help them establish positive parenting skills and adjust to the physical, social, and emotional challenges of parenthood. Program topics include coping with postpartum depression and stress, creating a caring environment, and developing the child's social and emotional competence. Family Foundations is delivered to groups of couples through four prenatal and four postnatal classes of 2 hours each. Prenatal classes are started during the fifth or sixth month of pregnancy, and the postnatal classes end when the children are 6 months old. Family Foundations is delivered in a community setting by childbirth educators who have received 3 days of training from Family Foundations staff.

Primary Outcomes

Coparenting Quality
time frame: Up to 2.5 years from baseline

Secondary Outcomes

Aggressive Parenting
time frame: Up to 2.5 years after baseline

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Expecting first child - Couple living together and planning to raise child together - 18 years or older Exclusion Criteria: - not first child

Additional Information

Official title Trial of Transition to Parenthood Program for Couples
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Feinberg, Mark, Ph.D..