"SET-Enhanced Aftercare for Mothers in Substance Abuse Recovery and Their Children"

This translational randomized trial has enrolled 172 mothers who are receiving outpatient substance abuse or mental health treatment, and their children (ages 2-17). Mothers are randomly assigned to substance abuse/mental health treatment as usual (TAU) or TAU+ Healthy Home, a home-based, familystrengthening health care intervention for mothers and their children. It is delivered by nurses through family visits. Healthy Home supplements the mother's treatment for substance abuse or other mental problems, and is conducted in coordination with the substance abuse or mental health program. Mothers/children are assessed at baseline, 4, 8, and 12 months post-baseline. The main study outcomes are relapse prevention and improved health and mental health in the mothers; and improved health and emotional well-being of the children. Data collection is complete and data analysis is ongoing. The study is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities under the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro (P60MD002266, PI: Peragallo/Mitrani).