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Web-based Course on Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85218
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AA017323
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SOCIAL SCIENCES INNOVATIONS CORPORATION
71 W 23RD ST, 8TH FL NEW YORK, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Web-based Course on Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AA017323-01A2
Award Amount: $150,058.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. The CDC reports that each year 1.4 million people in the U.S. sustain a TBI. There is a high incidence of co-occurring alcoho lism and other substance abuse among brain injured individuals. Approximately 40% of patients in post-acute rehabilitation facilities have moderate to severe problems with substance abuse and alcohol (Brain Injury Association, 2005). Furthermore, based on surveys, Corrigan (1995) estimates 20% of persons who did not have a history of substance abuse are vulnerable for abuse after TBI. Research has highlighted the links between TBI and substance abuse, and the special needs of these injured individuals in tr eatment. Substance abuse (SA) treatment professionals rarely are exposed to instruction in this area and need to be able to identify, assess, and more reliably treat the brain-injured individual This proposal will update and expand a curriculum currently u sed and written for an in-person course to create a new training program for substance abuse counselors. This new course, to be called The Unknown Dual Diagnosis: Chemical Dependence and Traumatic Brain Injury, will be adapted to a Computer Assisted Inst ruction (CAI) format. The proposed Web-based CAI course will be carefully designed to resolve problems noted with the face-to-face course. It will be self-directed, allowing individuals to proceed at their own pace. It will be highly interactive, with prom pts, questions, and case studies, implemented with audio and video as well as interactive graphics. The course will be tailored for SA treatment providers targeted at both operations and management level staff. With approximately 60,000 substance abuse pro viders nationally, there is a ready market for this course. This course will be evaluated by experts in TBI and substance abuse, and providers of treatment in the field of substance abuse.

Principal Investigator:

Hilary J. Liberty
2128454501
LIBERTY@NDRI.ORG

Business Contact:


bernhard@ndri.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOCIAL SCIENCES INNOVATIONS CORPORATION
SOCIAL SCIENCES INNOVATIONS CORP 71 W 23RD ST, 8TH FL NEW YORK, NY 10010

EIN/Tax ID: 141743789
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No