Co-Principal Investigators Drs. Hoagwood, Lindsey, and Dixon will collaborate to adapt an evidence-based peer parent navigator intervention, called Parent Connectors, in which trained and supervised family peer advocates will deliver a family engagement intervention to parents/caregivers of youth/young adults newly-enrolled in the New York State first episode psychosis (FEP) treatment program, called OnTrackNY.
The study will test whether a low-burden parent peer intervention improves family participation in services, as well as youth/young adult outcomes. Research has shown that reducing the duration of untreated psychosis for individuals experiencing FEP, and providing specialized, comprehensive, early intervention services, improves youth/young adult outcomes.
Status: The study is scheduled to launch in Fall of 2020.