Nebraska Family Study

PI: Kristin Duppong Hurley
Funding Source: Boys Town
Research Design: Randomized Clinical Trial, 2012-2018

Objective: Examine the effectiveness of the Boys Town In-Home program serving families experiencing issues with child behavior or family functioning.

Program Description: The In-Home program provides individualized services to families of youth 5-14 years old to improve parenting, family functioning, child behavior, and the families access to resources within the community. A trained family specialist works one-on-one with the family in their own home for weekly sessions that span about 3 months.

Study Aims: Investigate changes in parenting behaviors, family functioning, access to and utilization of resources, and child behavior at discharge and follow-up at 6 and 12 months.

Scope: We enrolled 300 families from the Omaha/Lincoln area. Follow-up data collection will be completed by December, 2017.