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Advocacy Skills Trainig for Families Impacted by TBI

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71379
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD046257
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: 2004
Title: Advocacy Skills Trainig for Families Impacted by TBI
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD046257-01
Award Amount: $119,855.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the United States, there are 3.9 million adults disabled as the result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). These people live with significant and permanent alterations in social, behavioral, physical, and cognitive functioning. If they are to obtain the services that are necessary to address the effects of TBI, families need to be effective advocates. However, the significant impact of brain injury on families leaves them poorly equipped to advocate for services, especially in this era of shrinking availability of rehabilitation options. This Phase I project will develop an interactive multimedia CD-ROM for families affected by TBI, focusing on effective communication skills used to advocate for services to address social behavior in adults with TBI. Phase II development will adapt the CD-ROM materials for Internet use and expand content to include: (a) four additional advocacy skills, (b) additional areas of concern (e.g., physical/medical issues, cognitive functioning, psychosocial concerns, vocational planning, community integration, and substance abuse/misuse), (c) the ability to tailor information by degree of support provided by the family member to the individual with brain injury, and (d) a repeat-visit function. In addition, a web-based chat room will provide social support.

Principal Investigator:

Karen A. Mclaughlin
5413427227
kmclaughlin@orcasinc.com

Business Contact:

P. Sutton
5413427227
PSUTTON@ORCASINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC.
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC. 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