Start of the follow-up assessments of Phase 2 in North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova and Romania.
November 22 - November 29 2019
The training for coding the facilitator videos has been successfully completed in North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, and Romania. The coding of videos will be used to analyse the quality of delivery using the Parenting for Lifelong Health Facilitator Assessment Tool (PLH-FAT).
The annual Consortium meeting takes place in Cluj, Romania from October 29 - October 31. The partners will discuss initial results of the Optimisation Study (Phase 2) and plan the randomised-controlled trial (Phase 3).
October 28 2019
A stakeholder meeting took place at in Bucharest (Romania) at the UNICEF building on October 28.
October 25 - October 28 2019
The RISE project was presented at the 23rd World Congress of Social Psychiatry 2019 in Bucharest (Romania) in a Symposium on Prevention and Early Intervention of Child Mental Health Problems in Low-and Middle-Income Countries.
October 24 2019
The study protocol of phase has been published in Contemporary Clinical Trials. The article "Preventing child mental health problems through parenting interventions in Southeastern Europe (RISE): Protocol for a multi-country cluster randomized factorial study” by Lachman et al., is available via open-access: https://zenodo.org/record/3514745#.XcVDTS2ZOu4.
June 4 - June 7 2019
Dr. Elena Jansen presented a poster entitled "Hunger in vulnerable families in Southeastern Europe: Associations with health and violence” at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic
February 07 – March 01 2019
Facilitators and coaches were trained to conduct the PLH program in in Macedonia, Moldova and Romania for the Optimization Study (Phase 2). They were familiarized with the content and the materials.
The first article from the RISE project about the study protocol of Phase 1 was published:
Frantz, I., Foran, H.M., Lachman, J.M. … Heinrichs, N. (2019). Prevention of child mental health problems in Southeastern Europe: a multicentre sequential study to adapt, optimise and test the parenting programme ‘Parenting for Lifelong Health for Young Children’, protocol for stage 1, the feasibility study. BMJ Open.
Please see: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/1/bmjopen-2018-026684
Start of Recruitment for the Optimization Study (Phase 2).
Post-assessments of the feasibility study in Macedonia, Moldova and Romania were successfully completed.
November 12 – 16, 2018
The project was presented at the congress GACD Annual Scientific Meeting and Implementation Science Workshop in São Paulo, Brazil. Heather Foran gave an oral presentation with the topic “Prevention of Child Mental Health Problems in Southeastern Europe - Adapt, Optimize, Test, and Extend Parenting for Lifelong Health (RISE)”.
October 8 – 11, 2018
Large project meeting in Chisinau (Moldova):
Meeting of all principal investigators and the Data Safety and
Monitoring Board (DSMB) to discuss the results of the feasibility
study and to plan the next steps (optimization study).
Post-assessments of the feasibility study are
conducted in Macedonia, Moldova and Romania.
September 17 – 19, 2018
The coordinator Nina Heinrichs and Inga
Frantz visited the Romanian research team in Cluj.
August 25 2018
Implementation of the feasibility study completed: The last session of the
PLH for Young Children parenting program has been delivered. A total of 12
parenting groups have been conducted in Macedonia, Moldova and Romania (4
May 28 2018
The first session of the parent training „Parenting for
Lifelong Health for Young Children“ has been conducted.
April 26, 2018
Start of Recruitment for the Feasibility Study (Phase 1).
The RISE project was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, the Human Research Ethics Commission at the School of Medicine – St. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, Macedonia, the Ethic Committee of Research of “Nicolae Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova, Chişinău and the Ethical Committee of Babes -Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
12-16 March: Training of facilitators Macedonia
19-23 March: Training of facilitators Romania
25-29 March: Training of facilitators Moldova
The facilitators of each country were trained to conduct the PLH program.
They were familiarized with the content and the materials.
Moreover they discussed the schedule of the training sessions and were provided with the manual.
March 19 - 23, 2018 Romania
Training of the facilitators
February 20, 2018 Macedonia
February 23, 2018 Moldova
February 27, 2018 Romania
This week the inception meetings take place in the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova and Romania. The purpose of the inception meetings is to connect the stakeholders and the partner organizations.
First, the stakeholders present their work in the field of family support. Then, an overview of the project and the Parenting for lifelong health program will be given.
The meetings offer the opportunity to discuss the further procedure of the project and include a parent expert meeting.
January 15-16, 2018
The Kick-off meeting of the project took place in the EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi),
Brussels, January 15-16, 2018. An internal work group meeting at the first day included an overview of work packages,
presentations on Romania, Macedonia, and Moldova, and H2020 Financial Guidelines.
The official Kick-off meeting at the second day started with a presentation by the project officer Dr. Anna Graca,
who gave an overview of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) initiative and mental health group as well as information on the expectations of the European Commission and main administrative aspects.
Afterwards, the working group continued with the detailed planning for the next six months focussing on the upcoming ethic applications,
the feasibility study as well as related tasks and deliverables.