Culturally Smart Relationships for Racism

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Culturally Smart Relationships - Behavioral
< 18
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The aim of this study is to examine whether and how the provision of a cultural humility and social justice training and support program to volunteer mentors can change their interactions with youth, improve the effectiveness of programs and foster positive outcomes for low-income youth of color. Mentor-youth dyads (N=500) will be randomly assigned either to an intervention that includes cultural humility and social justice training and enhanced support or to a control group. Survey and interview data will be collected from a variety of sources, including mentors, youth, parents and case managers. Case records about mentor-youth dyads will also be collected.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

25 Primary · 21 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 months

12 months
Academic performance
Academic self efficacy
Activities and discussions on race and social justice issues - Mentor
Activities and discussions on race and social justice issues - Youth
Activities/discussions on racial/ethnic socialization
Adolescent Critical Consciousness
Authentic self
Community connectedness
Coping efficacy with discrimination
Critical reflection
Cultural Mistrust
Cultural clashes
Depressive symptoms
Emotional Closeness - Mentor
Emotional Closeness - Youth
Emotional regulation
Ethnic identity (affirmation)
Ethnic identity (exploration and affirmation)
Ethnic identity (exploration)
Ethnic/racial identity (MIBI - T)
Ethnic/racial identity (MIBI - T) - Private Regard
Ethnic/racial identity (MIBI - T) - Public Regard
Growth mindset
Hopeful future expectations
Match duration
Mentor Attunement Scale
Mentor Attunement Scale - Youth Version
Mentor support for coping with discrimination
Mentor support for ethnic/racial identity
Openness to adult support
Police & Juvenile Justice Contact
Relationship satisfaction - mentor
Relationship satisfaction - youth
Risky behaviors
Self-efficacy beliefs for providing ethnic/racial support
System Justification Scale
Youth-centered relationships
4 months
Bias Awareness
Colorblind racial attitudes
Cultural Humility
Perceived Knowledge
Self-efficacy beliefs for engaging in conversations about racial injustice
Social Justice interest

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control Group
1 of 2
Culturally Smart Relationships
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

1570 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Culturally Smart Relationships · No Placebo Group · N/A

Culturally Smart Relationships
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Culturally Smart Relationships · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Control GroupNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control Group · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 months
Closest Location: University of Illinois at Chicago · Chicago, IL
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2000First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Racism
264 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

William T. Grant FoundationOTHER
5 Previous Clinical Trials
12,388 Total Patients Enrolled
Big Brothers Big Sisters of AmericaUNKNOWN
1 Previous Clinical Trials
1,361 Total Patients Enrolled
University of Illinois at ChicagoLead Sponsor
519 Previous Clinical Trials
1,500,959 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Racism
1,392 Patients Enrolled for Racism
Herrera Consulting Group, LLCUNKNOWN
1 Previous Clinical Trials
1,361 Total Patients Enrolled
Bernadette Sanchez, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
David L DuBois, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
1 Previous Clinical Trials
1,361 Total Patients Enrolled
Carla Herrera, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorHerrera Consulting Group, LLC
1 Previous Clinical Trials
1,361 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 18 · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are a youth who is a member of a racial/ethnic minority group.
You are a mentor and you are applying to the CBM program.

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.