Parenting clinical trials at UC Health
1 research study open to new patients
open to eligible people ages 21 years and up
The purpose of this study is to develop and test a social media-based (Facebook) intervention that provides support and skills to parents with adolescent children in treatment for substance abuse. The Facebook intervention, PURPOSE, will be 8 weeks long and led by other parents (peer leaders). Peer leaders will go through 2 2-3-hour training sessions and be assessed at the end to confirm their understanding of study protocol and procedures. The study PI will lead 2 short (2-weeks) trial tests of various segments of the intervention to test out content and procedures. Then, a pilot trial with 80 parents, 40 randomized to PURPOSE and 40 randomized to treatment as usual (TAU), will be done to test how useful PURPOSE can be in promoting parents' engagement in their child's treatment and recovery while reducing their own distress and feelings of shame/stigma. Parents will do a phone interview at the start of PURPOSE and again at the end of the 8 weeks.