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Prevention of child mental health problems in Southeastern Europe - Adapt, Optimize, Test, and Extend Parenting for Lifelong Health

Objective

Significant burden of mental health disorders in LMIC could be prevented if effective services, especially early interventions, were more widely available. Nearly half of all mental disorders have an early onset before the age of 14 and often take a costly chronic course impacting social functioning, economic productivity as well as quality of life. Parenting interventions represent one approach to prevention of child mental health disorders, particular behavioral disorders, which could reduce the global burden of mental disorders in LMIC. However, addressing extending parenting intervention research to LMIC does not only require rigorous testing of the efficacy of interventions in new LMIC, but also requires increased attention to implementation, dissemination, and sustainability. This calls for a systematic empirical process that at a) adapts content and materials to the respective LMIC, b) tests the different components, c) subsequently, optimizes the intervention based on these initial results, and then d) re-tests the optimized intervention again while attending to broader contextual and economic influences. This is what we will propose for RISE. We will use an intervention that has been specifically designed for low resource settings and already been introduced and tested in other LMIC. The Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) is one of the first programs to provide early intervention parenting programs to prevent adverse childhood experiences and reduce child behavioral problems in LMIC. We plan to extend the program of research on PLH in three of the poorest countries in Europe where empirically-based prevention programs are in need of wide scale implementation. In RISE, we plan to innovatively combine the state-of-the art Multiphase Optimization Strategy for intervention research with a rigorous implementation science approach, which will allow RISE to make significant advances in the prevention of child behavioral disorders in Southeastern Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-Single-Stage-RTD
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 368 133,03

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 502 097,50
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 114 393,50
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 49 960
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 500 787,50
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT ZA BILAKJ SEMEJSTVO I SISTEMSKA PRAKSA - ALTENATIVA
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 451 562,50
Address
Buld Jane Sandanski 65
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC
United States
EU contribution
€ 96 000
Address
58 Edgewood Avenue 3Rd Floor
30303 Atlanta
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 319 805
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIATIA OBSTEASCA SANATATE PENTRU TINERI
Moldova
EU contribution
€ 453 255
Address
Strada Socoleni 19
2020 Chisinau
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 098,22
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments