AIDS PREVENTION TRAINING FOR MINORITY PARENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11176
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Bethune-cookman Dev Corp
2807 W 4th St, Wilmington, DE, 19805
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
BECAUSE THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE FOR AIDS, NOR ANY CURES CURRENTLY ANTICIPATED, THE MOST EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO THIS INTERNATIONAL EPIDEMIC MUST BE THROUGH EDUCATION AND PREVENTION. UNFORTUNATELY, OVER A THIRD OF U.S. YOUTHS IN LARGE CITIES HAVE ABANDONED SCHOOL AND, IN CONDUCTING THEIR LIVES IN THE CONTEXT OF STREET CULTURE, ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR CONTRACTING AIDS. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT AIMS TO DEVELOP AND TO REFINE A TRAINING PACKAGE FOR DELIVERY TO PARENTS OF INNER-CITY MINORITY YOUTH IN THE 9- TO 12-YEAR-OLD AGE RANGE, USING ESTABLISHED CHURCH-RELATED CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION THAT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED SUCCESSFULLY IN DELIVERING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS CONCERNING THE RELATED PROBLEMS OF DRUG USE AND TEEN-AGE PREGNANCY. A PROTOTYPE CURRICULUM, WITH TRAINING MANUAL AND SUPPORTING VIDEOTAPE MATERIAL, WILL BE THE END PRODUCT OF THE PHASE I FEASIBILITY STUDY. EVALUATION WILL FOCUS UPON MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, STATISTICAL, AND SOCIOLOGICAL VALIDITY ISSUES, AND UPON THE GENERALIZABILITY OF THE PRODUCT TO A WIDER TARGET POPULATION. PHASE II WILL FOCUS UPON DEVELOPING A MARKETABLE PROGRAM PACKAGE FOR WIDE DISSEMINATION TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government