Stamford Group Family Nurture Intervention


The purpose of this current study is to investigate the efficacy of a group model of Family Nurture Intervention in ameliorating behavioral problems in preschool-aged children. The behavioral, neurobiological and clinical insights gained from this project may eventually lead to better treatment of emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders. The investigator hypothesizes that the children who are treated with Family Nurture Intervention (FNI), which incorporates interactive touch with vocal soothing, and family practice in comforting, will show increased emotional connection and mother child co-regulation with better results in the outcome measures in the short term and long term.

Study Start Date

January, 31 2018

Estimated Completion Date

April 2020


  • Behavioral: Family Nurture Intervention
  • Behavioral: Nutrition and Play Intervention

Study ID

Columbia University -- AAAR5518



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Enrollment Quota



Columbia University

Inclusion Criteria

  • Child is a singleton
  • Mother can speak in English or Spanish
  • Child is between the ages of 2-4 1/2 years at date of enrollment
  • Mother is 18 years of age or older at the time of consent
  • Child demonstrates developmental deficit as measured by the SDQ
  • Child must reside with mother

Exclusion Criteria

  • The child has severe congenital anomalies or chromosomal anomalies including Downs syndrome and Cerebral palsy
  • The child has a diagnosis of Autism




24 Months to 54 Months

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Stamford Childrens Learning Center - Stamford, Connecticut 155.4 miles Katherine Velez MSW 646-618-2975 provides clinical trial listings in an easy to view format. All clinical trial information is pulled directly from This website does not guarantee acceptance into any clinical trial, and is not responsible for adverse events that may be incurred from a clinical trial.