Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Building Healthy and Happy Families

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013

Principal Investigator: Judy Garber, Ph.D.

Description

We are offering two different brief programs for mothers and children aimed at:

  • Improving children’s health through better nutrition
  • Improving children’s moods through positive parenting
  • All sessions are scheduled at a time convenient for you and your child. We are available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

What is Involved?

  • Mothers will be interviewed by phone to determine eligibility.
  • Mothers are assigned to either the Nutrition or the Parenting program.
  • Mothers complete questions about their moods, parenting attitudes, behaviors, and their child’s temperament and behaviors.
  • Mothers and children have a free play time together for 10 minutes.
  • Children (a) answer questions about their feelings, their responses to different moods, what they do for fun, and their mom’s behaviors with them; (b) watch brief clips from children’s animated movies and rate their mood; and (c) play a computer game and earn quarters.

Participant Criteria

Mothers and children (ages 8, 9, or 10)

Mother has had mood problems (i.e., depression) during child’s life

Compensation

Eligible mothers receive $100 at the completion of the study. Each session, children choose a small gift and keep the quarters earned on the computer game.

Visit Requirements

Participating mothers and children attend three 2-3 hour sessions together.

Brochure

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Contact Information

Jen Fuller, M.S.
615-343-0595
Garberlab@gmail.com

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