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Recruitment: Acceptance and commitment training (ACT) for fathers of adolescents with PWS, a pilot study funded by the Foundation for Prader Willi Research

Fathers who have an adolescent with PWS age 13-18 are invited to participate in a 4-session, online, small group training exercise to reduce father’s perception of stress, improve parenting satisfaction and increase family involvement. Participants must reside at home with their adolescent and the adolescent’s mother, have a personal computer with a camera, microphone and internet access, and agree to privacy and confidentiality of shared information. They must be able to read and speak English.  Sessions will be scheduled to accommodate 8 fathers per group. After an initial 90 minute session, three additional 60 minute training sessions will occur at a frequency of every other week. Additional “on-your-own” time will be needed to practice newly acquired skills. Both fathers and mothers will be required to participate in a brief screening interview by phone and then complete several online questionnaires at the outset, during the study, and at the conclusion of the study. These questionnaires will assess stress, family function and behaviors unique to the adolescent with PWS.

If you are willing to participate and would like more information, please contact Dr Janice Forster at 412-247-5822.

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