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Video-Based Internet Program to Prevent Youth Depression

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66634
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
MH068989
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Video-Based Internet Program to Prevent Youth Depression
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43MH068989-01
Award Amount: $148,905.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adolescents. It seriously impacts role functioning and typically takes a recurrent or chronic course. Because most depressed youth never receive treatment, there is a critical need to develop prevention programs that can be easily implemented and widely disseminated. This project will develop and test an interactive multimedia intervention aimed at preventing depression by targeting modifiable risk and protective factors among high-risk adolescents. An empirically tested cognitive-behavioral framework will be adapted for self-administration via the Internet or CD-ROM/DVD. The intervention will consist of knowledge- and skills-based modules including: education about depression, mood monitoring, pleasant activities, social skills, relaxation, positive thinking, communication and problem solving, and goal setting. The Competency2based instructional design will be structured for multiple sessions using self-paced video-based tutorials, supportive peer testimonials, and behavior modeling vignettes. The Phase I prototype, targeted to delinquent boys, with four modules (depression-education, mood monitoring, pleasant activities, and social skills) will be evaluated with a randomized trial. In Phase II, all eight program modules will be developed with different versions individualized by gender and intervention setting (juvenile justice and school), delivered in CD-ROM/DVD and Internet formats, and evaluated in a larger randomized trial.

Principal Investigator:

John R. Seeley
5414842123
johns@ori.org

Business Contact:


5413427227
Small Business Information at Submission:

OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE
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