Registration and Consent Form

To find out more about the study, please read the following Explanatory Statements:

Information for parent participation Information for child participation

By completing this Registration and Consent Form, you are telling us that:


Note:  Our program is designed to prevent depression and anxiety disorders in teenagers, but may also be helpful to parents whose teenagers are already experiencing difficulties with depression and anxiety. If your teenager is currently having such difficulties, we recommend that you seek help from a trained mental health professional for your teenager, in addition to participating in this research.

  • Parent Information

  • Registration Information

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  • Your Family’s Characteristics

  • Child Information

    To be eligible to participate, your child must be aged between 12 and 15.

Consent

I consent to the following:

  • I agree to participate in this study, and I give consent for my child to be contacted by a member of the research team to discuss the study.
  • My participation will involve being randomly placed into one of the following two groups where I will receive:
    1. A tailored feedback report and the web-based parenting program comprising of up to nine modules which will be recommended for me based on my survey responses; OR
    2. Five weekly emails linking me to a corresponding factsheet with information for parents about adolescent development and well-being.
  • Only one of my children (who is aged between 12-15 years) can take part.
  • I have spoken with my teenager about participating in this study and explained the level of commitment that would be expected from them, and my teenager is willing to be contacted by the research team about this study. I understand that my teenager can decide to take part or not when the researcher contacts them. I understand that I will be able to take part in this study with or without my teenager.
  • My teenager will be contacted by phone by a member of the research team from the Monash University School of Psychological Sciences. The purpose of the phone call is to discuss with my teenager the Youth Explanatory Statement to ensure they understand what participation in the research will mean for them. If my child agrees to take part, the researcher will provide my child with their own login details. My teenager’s online assessments (including the phone call) will take approximately 30-40 minutes. My teenager will be asked to complete an assessment at the beginning of the research (baseline), 3 months after baseline and 12 months after baseline.
  • Completion of an online assessment that will take approximately 50-65 minutes. I will be asked to complete an assessment at the beginning of the research (baseline), 3 months after baseline and 12 months after baseline.
  • Receiving a weekly phone call from a researcher for at least five weeks (more if I have more than five modules in my parenting program), after being allocated to one of the two groups described above. Each phone call will only last for 5-10 minutes. The purpose of the phone call is to check in with me to see if I have any questions or concerns about the information provided to me as part of the study.
  • All information provided by my child and I will be kept strictly confidential within the limits of the law (i.e., unless the researchers believe that my child or I may be at risk of harm to ourselves or others), and will be accessible only by researchers involved in this study.
  • I will not be informed about any of my child’s responses to the surveys, unless my child reveals that they or someone else is likely to be hurt, or has problems with depression or anxiety that may require further support.
  • I also understand that we are free to withdraw our consent and discontinue our participation at any time without explanation. We would also be able to withdraw any unprocessed identifiable data previously supplied, prior to the final report being written. After this time, we will not be able to withdraw our data.
  • Our decision whether or not to participate will not prejudice any future relationship we may have with Monash University or the University of Melbourne.
  • The research data gathered from the results of the study may be published, provided that we cannot be identified.
  • The information I provide during this study may be used for other research purposes, in a non-identifiable form. Such future studies will be subject to approval from the relevant Ethics Committee.

Any concerns about the scientific aspects of the study can be directed to Dr Marie Yap via email, marie.yap@monash.edu

Any complaints about the ethical aspects of the research may be directed to the Executive Officer, Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC), Monash University, Clayton, Vic 3800, email: muhrec@monash.edu, phone 03 9905 2058, fax 03 9347 6739.