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Independent Living Skills for the Foster Teenager

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22157
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22157
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NORTHWEST MEDIA, INC.
326 W 12TH AVE EUGENE, OR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Independent Living Skills for the Foster Teenager
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $490,139.00
 

Abstract:

The goal is to develop and evaluate a unique set of instructional videotapes on skills for independent living for foster teens. Each tape will present a peer-based story that familiarizes foster teens with the practical and social aspects of a particular goal, such as finding an apartment or getting a job. To maximize their appeal and flexibility, the vignettes will be realistic, peer-oriented, and non- prescriptive (free of direct instruction). The first videotape, "Finding A Place To Live, " will be produced in Phase I. The tape will be accompanied by an instructional manual that specifies how activities can be integrated with viewing the vignettes. The materials will be developed in cooperation with independent living coordinators in different sites and will be tested in a small group format that includes foster teens and their foster parents working together. A library of videotapes that address an array of independent living skills is proposed for Phase II. Field coordinators are eager to receive these materials to help foster teens meet the urgent demands of emancipation. Coordinators can readily adapt the non-prescriptive videos into already existing activities.

Principal Investigator:

Caesar Pacifici
5033436636

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Northwest Media, Inc.
P. O. Box 56 Eugene, OR 97440

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