Clinical Trial

Native American Caregivers' and Children's Well-Being

Study Description

Wa'Kan Ye'Zah: Enhancing Caregivers' and Children's Well-being Through an Evidence-based and Culturally Informed Prevention Intervention

The overall goal of this study is to develop, adapt and evaluate an intergenerational prevention intervention, named "Wa'Kan Ye'Zah (Little Holy One)," with Native American caregivers on a Northern Plains reservation and the caregivers' 3-to-5-year-old children. The intervention aims to: 1) reduce symptoms of historical trauma and everyday stress among parents/caregivers, 2) improve parenting, and 3) improve children's emotional and behavioral developmental outcomes to reduce future risk for suicide and substance use.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Newly created cultural components, adapted Family Spirit lessons, adapted CETA modules

Caregivers will receive 12 lessons, weekly, over a period of 12 weeks. Full curriculum contains: 4 lessons on cultural connection and traditions, 4 lessons on parenting adapted from Family Spirit intervention, and 4 lessons on stress and trauma adapted from CETA. modules

Behavioral - Active nutrition control

The six 30-minute voluntary nutrition education sessions will be taught one-on-one to parents and children at the school with information about where to obtain healthy foods. Parents will also be given healthy recipes and sample easy-to-make healthy foods with the children.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Wa'Kan Ye'Zah (Little Holy One): Enhancing Caregivers' and Children's Well-being Through an Evidence-based and Culturally Informed Prevention Intervention

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04201184

ParticipAid ID

eXDZke