Methods: Core features in the IDEAS Impact Framework are to develop a conceptual model of intervention components, targets, and outcomes that is based on a theory of change derived from systematic literature searches. Other central features are the construction of an evaluation plan to describe optimization of treatment components in fast iterative cycles where we utilize single case experimental designs. We present results from the intervention development; the current pilot testing, the co-creation reference groups with intervention users, and the resulting conceptual and sequential models of the intervention.
Results: So far, we have developed a hybrid intervention with a theory of change combining (1) attachment-based intervention, and evidence from translational neurobiology, with evidence from (2) Social Interaction Learning model. Moreover, preliminary results from reference groups indicates that there is a need for an EBI that combines structured and adaptive sequences of delivery to promote both ease of use and tailoring according to individual needs. Thus, we currently pilot a (1) structured sequence of core components aimed improving parents’ and children’s self-regulatory capacities addressed in sensitive relationship building and emotion regulation components. The structured sequence is followed by (2) the adaptive sequence, where parents are trained in how to build specific competencies in their child according to child and family needs; including the components child skill building, rules and limits, and predictable routines.