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DEVELOPING CULTURALLY RELEVANT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14027
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14027
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL 8609 2ND AVE, STE 506 SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DEVELOPING CULTURALLY RELEVANT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN PARENTS OF POTENTIAL ADOLESCENT ABUSERS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $43,008.00
 

Abstract:

ALCOHOL CONTINUES TO BE IDENTIFIED AS A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN AMERICAN INDIANS IN THE AGE BRACKET 15 TO 44 (ACCIDENTS, DISEASES OF THE LIVER AND CIRRHOSIS, SUICIDE, AND HOMICIDE). PARENTS AND FAMILY ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT INFLUENCES IN MODELING ALCOHOL USE BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN. THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORT IS A REDUCTION OF ALCOHOL ABUSE BY CHILDREN OF PARENTS WHO USE THE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS DEVELOPED IN THIS EFFORT. THESE MATERIALS INCLUDE A HANDBOOK FOR PARENTS AND AN ACCOMPANYING VIDEO. THESE MATERIALS WILL BE CULTURALLY BASED, GUIDED BY THE RESULTS OF A KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND BEHAVIOR (KAB) SURVEY AND INPUT FROM ELDERS AND LEADERS. EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT VIDEOS ARE AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF REACHING AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITIES. PHASE I EFFORTS INCLUDE: (1) CONDUCT LITERATURE SEARCH, (2) SELECT AND OBTAIN AGREEMENTS WITH FIVE TRIBES, (3) DRAFT OUTLINES FOR MATERIALS AND EVALUATION PLAN, AND (4) DEVELOP AND PRETEST KAB INSTRUMENT. THE KAB SURVEY AND SUBSEQUENT MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT WILL OCCUR IN PHASE II. THE CULTURE-BASED MATERIALS WILL BE USED BY TRIBES, URBAN INDIAN CENTERS, LIBRARIES, SCHOOLS, AND CHURCHES.

Principal Investigator:

Walter Hillabrant
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Support Services Inc
8609 2nd Ave #506 Silver Spring, MD 20910

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