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Project Title

Project Title

Effectiveness and implementation of a mental health intervention for ASD

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Brookman-Frazee, Lauren

Description

Description

There exists widespread concern among the public about the quality of care provided to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in community mental health (CMH) services as therapists often lack specialized training to address the complex needs of children with ASD, particularly behavior problems, and do not use evidence based practices (EBPs) consistently or intensively.  Researchers propose a modified EBP strategy based on the clinical needs of children and training needs of therapists termed, "An Individualized Mental Health Intervention for Children with ASD,” or AIM HI. AIM HI is a package of EBP strategies, based on the principles of applied behavior analysis, designed to reduce challenging behaviors in children with ASD ages 5 to 13 served in CMH clinics. In this study, investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trial of AIM HI in 29 clinics to test its impact on child and family outcomes and determine how child/ family characteristics and level of therapist fidelity moderate treatment effects. Researchers will also identify barriers and facilitators of AIM HI implementation (e.g., intervention, organization, provider characteristics).

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

804837

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2017

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LA. Test four methods to improve dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, services, and supports in diverse community settings by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Effectiveness and implementation of a mental health intervention for ASD (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, San Diego

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

1R01MH094317-01A1

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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