If you are the father of a child or youth with special needs, please consider participating in a study to develop an adjustment measure for parents of children with special needs. The survey is on-line and will take about 30 minutes to complete. All information provided is kept anonymous. We will not share your name and answers with others. Your participation may benefit families in the future by helping therapists support optimal adjustment to parenting a child with special needs.
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What is an adjustment measure?
An adjustment measure is an assessment to measure how individuals are handling various types of situations in their life. The Family Adjustment Measure is interested in how parents of children with special needs are adjusting.
Why Your Involvement is Important?
By completing our survey, you will help us in the development of the Family Adjustment Measure (FAM). The information you provide will help us learn more about what works and help identify ways we can respond better to the needs of families such as yours.
Participants will not be compensated for participation since this study is anonymous. However, Dr. Andrew Daire and the UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute will (a) conduct a teleconference call or webinar to present and discuss the study results; (b) conduct a 90-minute teleconference call or webinar on a topic related to family adjustment; and (c) once the development is complete, make this assessment available for free to professionals working with these parents and families. Please go to http://mfri.ucf.edu in April 2011 for information on the workshop or webinar.
Who Can Participate?
We are looking for parents of children or youth with special needs that are married or in a committed relationship and at least 18 years of age.
What is IRB?
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Central Florida (UCF), oversees research involving human participants. The IRB has reviewed and approved this study (SBE-10-06718). For more information about your rights as a research participant: Institutional Review Board, University of Central Florida, Office of Research & Commercialization, 12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501, Orlando, FL 32826-3246 or by telephone at (407) 823-2901 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (407) 823-2901 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
About the Researchers:
Dr. Andrew P. Daire, Associate Professor in UCF Counselor Education Program and Executive Director for the UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute can be reached at email@example.com or 407-823-1748 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-823-1748 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Ms. Vanessa Dominguez, RAMP/MFRI Research Assistant, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-823-1748 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-823-1748 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
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