25 and Under When Child Was Born for Fathers Clinical Trial
Young Parents Program, Project Connect
1. Specific Aims
1. To evaluate the effects of life skills/parenting groups that are embedded within a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinic for adolescent parents (the Young Parents Program), using a randomized control design. Specifically, the effect of group participation on the following adolescent parent outcomes will be investigated:
- Parenting attitudes and skills including empathy, non-violent discipline, role appropriateness and developmentally appropriate expectations.
- Skills of daily living, social relationships, and work/study at follow-up, as measured by the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment Scale.
- Depression and perceived social support using the CESD-C and Duke Social Support scale.
- Repeat pregnancy rates at 12 and 24 months after first delivery.
2. To evaluate the overall Young Parents Program service delivery as required by the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (project funder) using a cross cutting evaluation of health services utilization, social needs and work/educational outcomes.
|Source||Boston Children’s Hospital|
|Contact||Talia Engelhart, MHS|
|Phase||Early Phase 1|
|Start date||September 2007|
|Completion date||August 2012|