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Behavioral Intervention

First Face Training for Mental Health Support in Tribal Communities

N/A
Waitlist Available
Led By Martina Whelshula, Ph.D.
Research Sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
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Must have
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up pre-baseline (6 months before baseline); baseline (0 months); post-training (0 months); 6 month follow-up; 12 month follow-up; 18 month follow-up; 24 month follow-up
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Summary

This trial will test a program that trains Tribal community members to help people with mental health needs, to see if it works. Participants will be surveyed before and after the program.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for individuals aged 14 or older who live or work in one of the seven Tribal Nations affiliated with the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations in Northwestern U.S. It's not open to those younger than 14 or outside these tribal communities.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a culturally tailored training program, First Face for Mental Health, designed to help Tribal community members respond effectively to mental health crises. The effectiveness will be measured through surveys before and after training, comparing immediate trainees with a waitlist group.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves an educational training program rather than a medical intervention, traditional side effects associated with medications are not applicable. However, participants may experience emotional or psychological responses related to discussing mental health.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~pre-baseline (6 months before baseline); baseline (0 months); 6 month follow-up; 12 month follow-up; 18 month follow-up; 24 month follow-up
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and pre-baseline (6 months before baseline); baseline (0 months); 6 month follow-up; 12 month follow-up; 18 month follow-up; 24 month follow-up for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Ability to Respond Measured via Situational Judgement Tasks
Mental Health Knowledge
Perceived Competence to Respond
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Secondary outcome measures
Cultural Identity
Mental Health Stigma Measure 1
Mental Health Stigma Measure 2

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Waitlist-control groupExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants who are trained in the First Face training program 6 months after the initial training group
Group II: Initial training groupExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants who are initially trained in the First Face training program

Research Highlights

Information in this section is not a recommendation. We encourage patients to speak with their healthcare team when evaluating any treatment decision.
Mechanism Of Action
Side Effect Profile
Prior Approvals
Other Research
Common treatments for Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) often focus on education, empowerment, and behavioral change. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps patients identify and modify biased cognitions and behaviors that contribute to substance use. Motivational Interviewing (MI) enhances intrinsic motivation to change by resolving ambivalence. Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT) addresses relationship dynamics that may sustain substance use. These treatments are crucial as they not only provide patients with the skills and knowledge to manage their conditions but also empower them to make informed decisions, thereby improving their overall mental health and reducing stigma associated with SUDs.
Curative factors in alcohol and drug treatment: behavioral and disease model perspectives.A Process Evaluation of a Substance Use Brief Intervention for Adolescents in a Psychiatric Inpatient Program.On treatment mechanisms--what can we learn from the COMBINE study?

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Healing Lodge of the Seven NationsUNKNOWN
Cambridge Health AllianceLead Sponsor
59 Previous Clinical Trials
20,057 Total Patients Enrolled
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)NIH
273 Previous Clinical Trials
247,008 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Substance Use Disorders Research Study Groups: Waitlist-control group, Initial training group
Substance Use Disorders Clinical Trial 2023: First Face Training Program Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05998005 — N/A
~476 spots leftby Jun 2025