Funding for this research was provided by:
Norges Forskningsråd (256496)
Received: 13 February 2018
Accepted: 26 November 2018
First Online: 29 December 2018
: TE is a Ph.D. candidate at RBUP and the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo (UiO). IBF is a research coordinator at RBUP. AA is a clinical and education specialist at RBUP. KAH (PI) is a senior researcher at NUBU and a senior advisor at RBUP.
: The study protocol was first reviewed by the Regional Ethics Committee for Medical Research, Southern Norway (REK South-East). REK appointed the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) as the appropriate ethics committee to review the study. Ethics approval from NSD was obtained in October 2016, with revisions approved in October 2017, project number 47161. Further revisions will be communicated to NSD for approval.If an eligible family agrees, a child welfare practitioner provides a research coordinator with a parent’s contact information. The coordinator calls the parent and provides additional information about the study. A home visit is scheduled where a research assistant obtains informed consent from the parent and informed assent from the child. In cases of siblings, Norwegian CWS usually attach child welfare measures to one of the children. This child would be eligible for participation, and not the siblings. However, if the measure is attached to the family, and two or more children in the family are eligible to participate, the youngest child is asked for participation. In cases of twins, one of the children will be selected at random, unless the family has a preference on which child to include. The consent form is available on iPads or paper and in Norwegian, English, Arabic, or Somali. Assent forms are available in Norwegian.
: No issues were identified.
: The authors have been responsible for the development of the EAS intervention and thus may wish to find positive effects of the intervention. However, the authors are aware of their position and will analyze and interpret the results objectively. The authors have no financial interests in this trial.
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