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Computer Education System for Youth on Substance Abuse

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22425
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22425
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Constructive Solutions, Inc.
5506 Mercedes Avenue Dallas, TX 75238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Computer Education System for Youth on Substance Abuse
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,824.00
 

Abstract:

The long-term objective is to develop a microcomputer-based education product for youth, tentatively titled MYFITE for Life¿ (MYFITE¿), to give youth a "fighting chance" in substance use and abuse prevention and treatment. MYFITE is based on the Fitness Intervention Training (FIT) model, a "life skills" approach for developing a physical fitness lifestyle as an alternative lifestyle to substance use and abuse. Specific Phase I research and development aims are l) to begin modification of the FIT youth education program to the commercial MYFITE product, 2) to incorporate one knowledge and one skill FIT objective to the MYFITE prototype, 3) to conduct formative evaluation on the MYFITE prototype's ease of use, acceptability, and appropriateness for educating youth in substance abuse prevention and treatment, and 4) to compare learning acquisition of knowledge and skills between MYFITE and the classroom-based FIT youth education model. MYFITE is conceived as an interactive, microcomputer-based product combining multimedia - data, graphic, video, and audio - with intelligent systems to produce an innovative, individualized education product for youth. MYFITE would provide several advantages over current education methods, including reduced education and labor costs, the introduction of new technologies into education and testing, and an interactive learning and feedback environment.

Principal Investigator:

Michael G. Smith
2148264327

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Constructive Solutions, Inc.
5506 Mercedes Avenue Dallas, TX 75238

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No