Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2016
Principal Investigator: Bruce Compas, Ph.D.
Other researchers: Judy Garber, PhD
The Helping Families Cope with Stress Study aims to promote children’s healthy adjustment by teaching the family about the nature and effects of stress, providing information that may strengthen parenting and reduce feelings of depression, and teaching children coping skills to deal with stress.
What is involved?
make sure the study is a good fit for a family, we have a three-part screening process. . If you think
you might be interested in
this study, please take the
Initial Confidiential Online Survey .
- The parent who has experienced depression is scheduled for a confidential phone interview with one of our trained research staff.
- We ask the parent and each child between 9 and 15 years old to come into our office for a more in-depth interview. Participants are compensated for their time.
Eligible families are assigned randomly to one of two programs:
- One involves participating in a group with other families that meets weekly for 10 weeks and then once monthly for 4 months.
- Families are provided with information materials to read at home over 10 weeks and a researcher to follow up with you about the materials.
Both programs provide information to help you and your family handle stress, prevent or reduce depression, and improve parenting skills.
If you think this study will be a good fit for you and your family you can take our Initial Confidential Online Survey.
Families with at least one child between the ages of 9 and 15
At least one parent has had depression during the child’s life
We will compensate you for completing in-person interviews and online surveys, 6 times over 2 years.
in-person interviews 5 times over 2 years
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