Parent Treatment for Child Social Adjustment (SSGRIN-PG)

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Duke University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Interpersonal Relations

Treatments

Behavioral: SSGRIN-Parent Guide

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT01765166
2R44MH065718-04 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)
Pro00019396

Details and patient eligibility

About

This Competing Renewal project continues the research and development of a parent-focused intervention, Parent Guide to SSGRIN, which parallels an established child-focused intervention \[Social Skills GRoup INtervention (S.S. GRIN); for children ages 8-12 years\], in order to teach and reinforce the same social skills and concepts within the home environment. A primary goal is to address questions of relative impact, longer-term treatment benefits, and differential treatment effects of the Parent Guide training on children's social skill development across settings and populations.

Full description

This Competing Renewal project continues the research and development of a parent-focused intervention, Parent Guide to SSGRIN, which parallels an established child-focused intervention [Social Skills GRoup INtervention (S.S. GRIN); for children ages 8-12 years], in order to teach and reinforce the same social skills and concepts within the home environment. A primary goal of this Competing Renewal is to conduct a rigorous, large-scale, longitudinal research project that is adequately powered to address questions of relative impact, longer-term treatment benefits, and differential treatment effects of the Parent Guide training on children's social skill development across settings and populations. Though schools often struggle with how to increase parent involvement in school-based programs, school officials report that it is infeasible for them to conduct the full series of in-person parent training groups as the Parent Guide's current curriculum demands; therefore, a second goal of this Competing Renewal is to test a Home-study version of the Parent Guide to bridge training into the home environment. The Home-study version of the Parent Guide will be included as a separate treatment condition within the effectiveness trial. This clinical trial will provide S.S.GRIN treatment for 240 children ages 8-12 and vary the level of parent intervention to determine the effectiveness of the two variations of Parent Guide to S.S.GRIN. Parents will be randomly assigned to one of four conditions: (1) Parent Guide treatment; (2) Parent Guide-Home Study treatment; (3) parent attention control; or (4) no treatment. Pre-treatment, post-treatment, 6-month post-treatment, and 12 month post-treatment data will be collected assessing children's social skill development from children, parents, and teachers. Based on past clinical experience, the probability of adverse psychological and behavioral effects from behavioral intervention is very low; however, to ensure participants' safety, a data and safety monitoring plan will be in place.

Enrollment

240 patients

Sex

All

Ages

8 to 12 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:children ages 8-12 experiencing peer difficulties who are English speaking. To confirm eligibility regarding peer difficulties, 3-C staff will conduct a brief (5 minute) phone-survey with parents for two sub-scales of the Social Skills Rating System: Parent Form (SSRS; Gresham & Elliott, 1990). To be eligible for participation, a child must have a standard score either (a) less than one standard deviation (std) on the Social Skills Scale (<84%ile) or (b) greater than one std on the Problem Behavior Scale (>84%ile).

Exclusion Criteria:SSGRIN group therapy is not recommended for extremely aggressive children (DeRosier, 2005), so any child scoring higher than two std on the Externalizing Problem Behavior Scale (>97%ile) will be excluded from participation and referral sources to other appropriate community resources will be given to parents.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

240 participants in 4 patient groups

Control(ChO)
Experimental group
Description:
Children receive traditional SSGRIN child treatment with no parent involvement
Treatment:
Behavioral: SSGRIN-Parent Guide
Parent attention control(PAC)
Experimental group
Description:
Children will participate in traditional SSGRIN treatment, and parents will participate in a weekly support group to meet with other parents regarding their child's peer relations and behavior. The support group will meet for a parallel amount of time (1 hour/week for 10 weeks) and be facilitated by two parents with no SSGRIN or Parent Guide experience. The PAC condition will reflect the social support functions of a parenting group, but no therapeutic skills training or other instructional materials will be provided.
Treatment:
Behavioral: SSGRIN-Parent Guide
Parent Guide-Home Study(PG-HS)
Experimental group
Description:
Children will receive traditional SSGRIN treatment, and parents will receive the Parent Guide to SSGRIN training by participating in the online Parent Guide Home Study (PG-HS) course. The PG-HS course will include all instructional content and materials for the in-person Parent Guide course, but parent will receive the training online.
Treatment:
Behavioral: SSGRIN-Parent Guide
Parent Guide(PG)
Experimental group
Description:
Children will receive traditional SSGRIN treatment and parents will receive parallel traditional in-person SSGRIN-Parent Guide treatment.
Treatment:
Behavioral: SSGRIN-Parent Guide

Trial contacts and locations

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