DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY KIT FOR ALCOHOL PREVENTION
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will develop health
education materials for an Appalachian Community Kit for Alcohol Prevention.
Materials will reflect the unique culture of Appalachia. The Kit will contain
three components developmentally suited to the prevention needs of Appalachian
youth aged 11 - 13, 14 - 16, and 17 - 18. Appalachia is important: With one in
12 Americans living there, the region has a population equal to that of all
Latino Americans at the 1990 census. Though Appalachia has significant legal
and social impediments to alcohol use, alcohol abuse there is common.
Nevertheless, the region lacks culturally appropriate materials for alcohol
prevention. Relying on sound prevention science, the firm seeks to develop
materials that use the focal role of women in the Appalachian family as the
access point. Staff demonstrated the feasibility of this approach in Phase I.
Staff will conduct focus groups of members of the respective developmental
ranges to understand how mothers and youth react to alcohol prevention. Based
on findings, staff will develop materials for the components of the Kit. When
all components are completed, staff will test the firm's hypothesis about the
efficacy of the approach with a pre-test/post-test experiment. We then will
finalize the kit by the grant's end.
Small Business Information at Submission:
TOBORG ASSOCIATES, INC.
TOBORG ASSOCIATES, INC. 1325 18TH ST, STE #207 WASHINGTON, DC 20036
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