Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Programming - classroom instruction for Responsible Fatherhood Programming

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Horizon Outreach, Houston, TX
Responsible Fatherhood Programming
Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Program - classroom instruction - Other
Eligibility
18+
Male
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Study Summary

Horizon Outreach has developed the Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Program (HEFP). HEFP includes a program/services aspect, but also includes a rigorous evaluation component, featuring a randomized control trial (RCT) research design. The evaluation will determine the effect of the Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Program with fathers aged 18 and up in Houston, Texas. Specifically, the research is examining the effects of the program relative to: (1) improvement in healthy relationship and marriage skills, (2) improvement in parenting skills, (3) improvement in conflict resolution and anger management skills, and (4) improvement in financial management skills and progress toward greater economic stability. Program participants will be randomly assigned to either the intervention group or the control group. Participants assigned to the intervention group will receive the program now. Participants assigned to the control group will have an opportunity to receive the program later. All participants (intervention and control) will complete a pretest questionnaire. Intervention participants will then participate in the Horizon Eagle Fatherhood program. This is an intensive 40-hour classroom-based program taught by project staff. Both intervention and control participants will receive case management services. Following completion of the program by the intervention participants, all participants will complete a posttest questionnaire. After completion of the posttest, all participants will have an opportunity to participate in a workforce training program. Six months following posttest, all participants will complete a third questionnaire. In addition, a selected number of participants will participate in focus groups. After completing the six-month follow-up questionnaire, participants from the control group may participate in the 40 hours of classroom instruction, should they choose to do so. This RCT research design component of the Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Program began in June of the second project year. Prior to the start of the RCT, a pilot/readiness project with no control group was conducted. This was followed by a short-term pilot of the RCT.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Responsible Fatherhood Programming

Study Objectives

4 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Pretest to Follow-up (six months after completion of the intervention - about 7 months after the pretest)

Month 7
Improvement in attitudes about personal finances scores
Improvement in conflict management/resolution skills scores
Improvement in healthy marriage/relationship communication skills scores
Improvement in job/career skills score

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Responsible Fatherhood Programming

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
1 of 2
Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Programming - classroom instruction
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

1200 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Programming - classroom instruction · No Placebo Group · N/A

Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Programming - classroom instruction
Other
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Horizon Eagle Fatherhood Program - classroom instruction · Intervention Types: Other
ControlNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: pretest to follow-up (six months after completion of the intervention - about 7 months after the pretest)

Trial Background

Michael Young, Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator
Horizon Outreach
Closest Location: Horizon Outreach · Houston, TX
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Responsible Fatherhood Programming
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · Male Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are a father.
You are at least 18 years old.\n

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.