What do we ask from the parents?
We ask parents who participate to fill in questionnaires four times over the period of one year and to make audio recordings (before the short parent training and one week, six months and twelve months after the short parent training). These questionnaires and audio recordings help us to monitor the children’s behaviour.
The questionnaires are for the most part also used in regular care (i.e. outside of this study) and are part of the child’s file. Parents make the audio recordings at home during meals, as these are often moments when children show different behavioural problems. Naturally, we treat these recordings safely and confidentially.
In addition, during the four measurement moments, parents are called briefly (for a maximum of three minutes) every five days in a row to ask which behavioural problems occurred that day. By means of these daily phone calls we can get a good idea of how children are doing and whether the short-term parent training helps.
Information for parents
Both the short-term parent training and the regular care are offered by treatment providers in the youth mental health care. Inclusion in the study runs from October 2022 to December 2024. Parents of children with behavioural problems who “newly” enter the mental health service and are eligible for the study, will be informed by therapists for participation. Parents cannot receive the short-term parent training outside of the study. Parents who want to participate give permission and are then assigned by the researchers to the short-term parent training or regular care. All measurements are also done by the researchers.
Treatment providers who participate in this study will be trained in advance to give the short-term parent training and will receive supervision/intervision during the study.
The study is conducted at Accare, Levvel, Dokter Bosman, UvA Minds, psychologist practice Kuin and Child practice Amsterdam.