Goal 3: Increase Child, Parent, and Caregiver Well-Being

well-being imageExpected Outcomes

  • Decrease substance use addiction severity among parents, as measured by the Addiction Severity Index and the percentage of parents completing substance abuse treatment who maintained abstinence post-treatment.
  • Reduce trauma symptoms experienced by children, as measured by the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center Trauma Screening Checklist.
  • Increase resilience and attachment in children as measured by the Protective Factors Survey, and Child Behavior Checklist.
  • Increase knowledge about trauma-exposure among kinship caregivers.
  • Improve parenting among kinship caregivers, as measured by the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory.

Study Design

We use a series of surveys that will examine changing behaviors during the intervention. All surveys include:

  • demographic information (e.g., biological sex, age, race/ethnicity, nativity)
  • substance use behaviors
  • social support
  • mental health symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety)
  • impulsivity for parents and kinship caregivers

Before surveys are administered, OSU research personnel will contact parents, primary caregivers, and kinship caregivers to summarize the study and obtain informed consent. As an incentive, a $25 gift card to a local retail or grocery store will be given for each survey completed.

Two in-person surveys that take approximately 60 minutes will be given 1) At the time of consent 2) Post-intervention.