The consent form must be completed for you to be a part of the study. Once you and your parent or guardian have completed this form, a computer program will randomly assign you to one of the two study groups. The group you are assigned to will determine what services you may be able to access. Only if you are assigned to the PROMISE Program Group will you be able to receive PROMISE services.
Yes, you and your parent/guardian may complete and sign the form later (within the two year enrollment period) if you wish. However, you may access only the usually available services until you and your parent/guardian have completed the form and your study group has been determined.
If you don’t provide your SSN, you can’t be in the study. It’s important that you provide your SSN so that the study team has an understanding of your background and the government services and benefits you receive. Let me reassure you that your SSN and all of the other information that is requested on the consent form will be treated confidentially.