PARC is conducting a study to test two types of delivery of an effective treatment for youth with anxiety. The IMPACT study is enrolling children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 18 who may be experiencing symptoms of OCD or anxiety.



Common anxiety symptoms include:

  • Feeling driven to do or repeat things over and over

  • Intense worry or fear in social situations or when separating

  • Constant worry about everyday things

  • Intense physical feelings that seem to come out of the blue


If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms and you are seeking services for your child, they may be eligible to participate in the IMPACT study.


Treatment in this study is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with exposure, a front line treatment for anxiety and OCD symptoms.


Eligible participants will be randomized to one of two treatment delivery conditions:

  • Weekly outpatient therapy at Bradley Hospital

  • Weekly home-based therapy three times a month with one office-based visit a month


Participants will not be able to choose which model of treatment delivery they receive, but participants in both groups will receive CBT with exposure. In addition to treatment, participants will take part in six assessment points and be asked to complete short questionnaires after each session, for which their time will be compensated.


For more information about the IMPACT study, please call 401-432-1469.