Smart Beginnings for Development, Child

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Primary Care Centers, Pittsburgh, PA
Development, Child+6 More
Smart Beginnings - Behavioral
< 18
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

The Early Childhood Collaborative of The Pittsburgh Study is a community-partnered, county-wide implementation of programs for children and families from birth through formal school entry to address real-world challenges that exist in providing effective preventive interventions for families with young children, particularly low-income families.

Eligible Conditions

  • Development, Child
  • Parenting
  • Parent Child Abuse
  • Language, Child
  • Problematic Behavior in Children

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

5 Primary · 8 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 4 years

4 years
Child inhibitory control
Harsh parenting
Parent Reading Behaviors - Infancy
Parent anxiety symptoms
Parent depressive symptoms
Parent social support
Positive parenting skills - PARYC
Positive parenting skills - PYB
Positive parenting skills - PYT
Socioemotional adjustment - BITSEA
Socioemotional adjustment - CBCL
Socioemotional adjustment - ITSEA
Well-child care

Trial Safety

Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

Lower Resources/Lower Challenges
1 of 4
Moderate Challenges
1 of 4
Higher resources/lower challenges
1 of 4
Serious Challenges
1 of 4
Experimental Treatment

24000 Total Participants · 4 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Smart Beginnings · No Placebo Group · N/A

Lower Resources/Lower ChallengesExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Nurture Program Warm Referral, Video Interaction Project · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
Moderate ChallengesExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Family Check-UP, Video Interaction Project · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
Higher resources/lower challengesExperimental Group · 3 Interventions: Family Center Warm Referral, Nurture Program Warm Referral, Text4Baby or Bright by Text Referral · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
Serious ChallengesExperimental Group · 3 Interventions: Family Check-UP, Smart Beginnings, Healthy Families America Warm Referral · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Video Interaction Project

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 4 years
Closest Location: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Primary Care Centers · Pittsburgh, PA
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Development, Child
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

The Grable FoundationUNKNOWN
1 Previous Clinical Trials
246 Total Patients Enrolled
The Shear Family FoundationUNKNOWN
University of PittsburghLead Sponsor
1,595 Previous Clinical Trials
6,260,582 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Development, Child
360 Patients Enrolled for Development, Child
Heinz EndowmentsOTHER
2 Previous Clinical Trials
378 Total Patients Enrolled
Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhDStudy DirectorUniversity of Pittsburgh
7 Previous Clinical Trials
6,912 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 18 · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.