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Behavioral Intervention

First Face Training for Mental Health Crises

Research Sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 3-months post-training
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This trial evaluates a training program called First Face for Mental Health, which aims to teach community members how to recognize and respond to mental health crises in youth and adults. The study will involve surveys before and

Who is the study for?
This trial is for Healing Lodge staff who will be trained in the First Face program to better recognize and respond to mental health crises. The goal is to help them assist youth and adults by connecting them with necessary support.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests the effectiveness of the First Face training program on improving knowledge, attitudes, and response capabilities regarding mental health crises among community members.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves educational training rather than medical or pharmaceutical intervention, there are no direct physical side effects expected from participating.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~3-months post-training
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 3-months post-training for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Attitudes Towards Serious Mental Illness - Adolescent Version
First Face knowledge assessment
Perceived Competence to Respond
Secondary outcome measures
Intended Use of First Face learnings in professional/personal life
Satisfaction with Training
Use of First Face learnings in professional/personal life

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Healing Lodge First Face Training Evaluation StudyExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
All participants in this evaluation will be assigned to the First Face for Mental Health training condition. The investigators will use a pre-post design to measure change in relevant outcomes from pre-training, to post-training, to 3-months post-training.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Cambridge Health AllianceLead Sponsor
59 Previous Clinical Trials
20,957 Total Patients Enrolled
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)NIH
273 Previous Clinical Trials
247,908 Total Patients Enrolled
~67 spots leftby Mar 2025