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Interactive Training for Parents of At-risk Adolescents

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55810
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2R44DA012082-02
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC.
2508-A Oakmont Way EUGENE, OR 97401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Interactive Training for Parents of At-risk Adolescents
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will produce an interactive multimedia (IMM) program to teach behavioral parenting skills to parents of at-risk adolescents. Skill-based modules, narrated and designed to accommodate users with limited reading ability, will consist of self-paced interactive tutorials built around realistic video modeling vignettes and supportive testimonials. Content elements will be tailored to each parent-user's marital status (singles/couples) and gender. The program will further tailor the material based on the results of a parenting competency assessment, and on child problem-behaviors of most relevance to the user. A competency-based instructional design will include video-based quizzes, advancing users when the material is understood, and providing review of elements that have not been mastered. Program modules will address: 1) monitoring, 2) making effective rules, 3) effective use of incentives 4) developing and delivering effective consequences 5) dealing with resistance and 6) problem solving. Summary printouts of program content for users and documentation of training progress will be supplied. The Phase I prototype was an award-winning CD that produced significant changes in parent attitude, self-efficacy, and intention to use recommended techniques. In Phase II, the program's content will be expanded, and it will be evaluated with a randomized trial. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: This interactive multimedia (IMM) program will provide behavioral skills training for parents of at-risk youth. It will be attractive in community and worksite settings where successful parenting and child behavior problems are relevant issues. Benefits of the IMM format include: proven effectiveness, low-cost; individualized, self-paced mastery learning, easy scheduling for busy parents, and objective tracking of parents' progress.

Principal Investigator:

A. B. Irvine

Business Contact:


5413427227
DARY@ORCASINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCI
1839 GARDEN AVE EUGENE, OR 97403

EIN/Tax ID: 931093461
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No