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Family Group Conferencing in youth care: effectiveness and characteristics of the decision making model and implementation of the Family Group (FG) plans


- candidate number15892
- NTR NumberNTR4320
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR17-dec-2013
- Secondary IDsFGC 
- Public TitleFamily Group Conferencing in youth care: effectiveness and characteristics of the decision making model and implementation of the Family Group (FG) plans
- Scientific TitleFamily Group Conferencing in youth care: effectiveness and characteristics of the decision making model and implementation of the Family Group (FG) plans
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisWe expect after FGC:
- increased child safety (in terms of less supervision orders; and less or shorter out of home placements)
- increased commitment of the broader social network of the family
- increased perceived control over problems/sense of empowerment by parent(s)
- less need for/use of professional help
- improved family functioning


Furthermore, we expect that:
program (implementation and role of family manager) as well as participant characteristics moderate the effectiveness of family group conferencing.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedFamily meetings, Efficacy, Safety
- Inclusion criteriaAll families referred to Bureau Youth Care Amsterdam and Surroundings (BYCAS) for help.
- Exclusion criterianone
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingSingle
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, non-randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jan-2014
- planned closingdate30-nov-2015
- Target number of participants300
- InterventionsFamily Group Conferencing and Generic Family Oriented Approach versus Generic Family Oriented Approach only
- Primary outcome- Child safety
- Commitment of social network
- Increased Control/empowerment of the family
- Supervision order (and duration)
- Professional care
- Secondary outcome- Characteristics of participants (gender; type of problems; ethnicity, etc.)
- Characteristics of the implementation of Family Group Conferencing (time to Conference; number of participants; etc.)
- Characteristics of the implementation of the plan (characteristics of the Family Manager; number of contacts re plan; number of professionals involved, etc.)
- TimepointsT1: pre-test
T2: post-test after 1 month (by telephone)
T3: post-test after 3 months (by telephone)
T4: post-test after 6 months (questionnaire)
T5: follow-up assessment after 12 months (questionnaire)
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES H.W.J. Creemers
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES H.W.J. Creemers
- Sponsor/Initiator University of Amsterdam (UvA)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZonMw programma Maatschappelijke Opvang
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryFamily Group Conferencing is regularly carried out in the Netherlands as a decision making procedure in youth care. Aim is to allow families to develop their own help plan, aiming to address the problems in such way that the family continues to be leading (instead of a professional worker), however, with the condition that the safety of the children in the families is guaranteed. At the end of a Family Group Conference, there has to be agreement between the family members, members of the broader social network, of the coordinator Family Group conferencing and family Manager of Bureau Youth Care on the carrying out of the help plans that have been developed during the family group conference. Question is, however, whether the Family Group conferences and the FG plans that have been developed are effective in terms of 1) more safety for children in the families, 2) an increased commitment of the social network, 3) increased control of the family (empowerment), and less use of professional care. Most research shows positive results, based on pre-post test assessments. Those studies that did include a control group show negative or contradictory findings. The only Dutch study using a comparison group concludes that the reported positive results cannot be attributed to Family Group Conferencing with certainty. Evidence for the effectiveness of Family Group Conferencing in Dutch Youth Care is thus still lacking. The present study aims to find out whether Family Group conferencing and the carrying out of the FG plans are effective. Goals are thus to find out whether Family Group Conferences and the carrying out of the FG plans indeed lead to: 1) sufficient safety of the children in the family; 2) increased commitment of the social network; 3) increased control of the family regarding family problems, empowerment of the parents; less professional care. A second aim is to examine whether the effectiveness of Family group conferencing is affected by characteristics of the method, characteristics of the Family Managers or characteristics of participating families.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD17-dec-2013 - 2-feb-2014


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