Workpackage 9: Dissemination
Objectives and Tasks of the Workpackage
This WP is led by the head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Goethe-University, Frankfurt.
The ultimate aim of this WP is to inform the relevant stakeholders about female CD and its diagnosis (including sub-phenotypes), the study design and results. The specific objectives of the WP are:
- Disseminate information on the study design and study results within the consortium, within collaborating youth welfare institutions, and within local as well as broader medical, psychological, educational, forensic and political community
- Develop, translate and disseminate the manual of a group-based training program which will be used in the RCT as well as for broad community use in youth welfare institutions (after study completion)
- Planning and coordination of publications
- Support the development of clinical guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of CD in children and adolescents
- Exploring study results for possible pharmaceutical development
At study start, flyers and other information regarding all studies within the consortium were developed, ethically reviewed, translated and printed. Finally, they were sent to local institutions working with children with conduct disorder. Information to these institutions and the press will be sent on a regular basis throughout the cross-sectional, the MRI, the psychotherapy, and the pharmaco-challenge studies. In addition, press releases about CD, its risk factors, prevention, and treatment with a focus on females will be done on a regular basis by all clinical study sites.
Throughout the study the scientific community will be informed by talks and posters at conferences as well as publications on study results. The medical, psychological, educational and forensic community will be informed on a regular basis about the study and its progress by flyers, e-mail information, local information meetings, and press releases. In the last year of the study, a public conference will be organised which will explain the study results and their implications for clinical work, youth welfare systems, educational and forensic communities, as well as politics related to children and adolescents at risk for/with CD and their parents.