Parenting Program
For New & Expecting Mothers
Join a University of Delaware specialized parenting program helping expecting and new mothers that use opioids.
Newark, DE
Compensation
up to $680
Be on Medication-Assisted Opioid Treatment
Pregnant at 28 weeks and up OR gave birth within the past month
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Some women may need to take medication-assisted treatment (treatment for opioid use) that may improve their chances of having a healthy pregnancy.
The purpose of the study is to look at the effectiveness of specialized parenting programs developed for mothers during pregnancy and in the months after their baby is born.

Researchers are interested in learning how these programs may influence the brain activity, development and interactions among mothers and their babies.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The purpose of the study is to look at the effectiveness of specialized parenting programs developed for mothers during pregnancy and in the months after their baby is born.
Is this study for me?
Eligibility criteria:

  • Pregnant women in their second or third trimester (starting at 28 weeks and up) OR women who just gave birth within the past month.
  • Participants must be on medication-assisted treatment (treatment for opioid use, such as methadone or suboxone).
What will happen if I participate in the study?
  • Participants must be able to attend 12 parenting program sessions. Parenting sessions may occur at your home or by telehealth. Transportation and child care is provided during research visits.
  • Participants must be able to attend 4 study visits and provide research data until their child is 1 year.
  • Three study visits will take place at the research site. One study visit may occur at your home or by telehealth.
  • Participants will spend about 16.5 hours in total for the study visits (the breakdown would be two 5-to 6-hour visits, one 1- to 1.5-hour visit, and one 3-hour visit).
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $680 for participating in this study. In addition, transportation and child care is also provided at no-cost.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this research study?
There is no cost for you to participate in this research study.