FMBI With War-affected Families


We have started this program from other existing projects focused on families. The main difference is that we would like to deliver a program that helps refugee families that have come to the United States. We know that transition can be difficult for parents and teenage children. Our goal is to help families develop tools and skills to work through family problems. Based on your feedback we will make small changes to the program sot that it meets the needs of refugee families. Once we have done this, we will deliver the program to larger numbers of refugee families living in Minnesota. Please note the changed title to match the K23 submission title. I updated the funding with the K23 SPA CON number as well as a CTSI pilot grant that started in March and is supporting project activities.

I'm interested

11 Years and over
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• Adult inclusion criteria:
• Above the age of 18
• Karen refugees resettled to the United States greater than one year prior to enrollment
• Caregiving responsibility for at least one child between the ages of 11 and 18
• Reported primary or secondary torture or war trauma exposure, based on assessments conducted during UMN IRB STUDY00000729
• Participation in UMN IRB STUDY00000729 and having agreed to be contacted for future research
• Youth inclusion criteria:
• Ages 11 to 18
• Living in the home with the primary caregivers
• Considered a dependent of the primary caregivers (still in high school or transitioning from school to workforce, not married and/or raising their own children - will take individual youth circumstances into consideration individually to make a determination of dependence)
Exclusion Criteria:

• Self-reported or study team observed severe or unstable mental or physical illness such as acute psychosis, presence or risk of safety concerns, and/or a physical disability or illness, which prevents the potential participant from engaging in the study activities. Youth will be excluded if screening is positive for PTSD. Caregivers will not be excluded if mental health screening is positive for PTSD/severe depression.
• Nonbiological caregiving relationships with child
• If one member of the family declines to participate in the initial enrollment, the family will be excluded. If the randomly selected index youth declines to participate, we will open enrollment to other youth in the family that meet the inclusion criteria.

Behavioral: Learning to BREATHE, Behavioral: After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT)

Family Mindfulness-based Intervention in War-affected Families, Intergenerational Trauma, War-Related Trauma

Sarah Hoffman, PHD, MPH, MSN, RN -
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