ABCS OF IN-HOME PROBLEM-SOLVING: HELPING PARENTS HELP TROUBLED CHILDREN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
14072
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creative Associates Intl Inc.
5301 Wisconsin Ave Nw #700, Washington, DC, 20015
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Brenda L Bryant
 (202) 966-5804
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT, THROUGH VIDEOTAPE TRAINING AND SUPPORT PRINT MATERIALS, CHILD WELFARE PRACTITIONERS CAN USE THE ABC MODEL TO ASSIST FAMILIES IN MANAGING THE BEHAVIOR OF CHALLENGING CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN FOSTER, ADOPTIVE, AND BIRTH HOMES. THE TRAINING PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE A VIDEOTAPE, SUPPORTING PRINT MATERIALS, AND A SELF-TEST. THE VIDEOTAPE WILL HAVE TWO PARTS. PART I WILL USE VIGNETTES BASED ON FAMILY INTERACTIONS AND WILL INCLUDE EXAMPLES OF PURE DESCRIPTIVE PRAISE AND POSITIVE SCAN. PARTII WILL CONTAIN A MODEL HOME VISIT SHOWING A PROFESSIONAL WORKING WITH PARENTS TO APPLY THE MODEL TO A TYPICAL CHILD MANAGEMENT PROBLEM. THE VIDEOTAPE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A REFERENCE GUIDE CONTAINING A LIBRARY OF ABC PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVE WITH DISTURBED CHILDREN. THE PLANS WILL BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THOSE TYPICALLY SEEN BY TROUBLED YOUTH IN FAMILY SETTINGS. THE SELF-TEST WILL MEASURE THE COMPETENCY OF IN-SERVICE CHILD WELFARE PROFESSIONALS TO APPLY THE ABC MODEL AND TO USE RELATED SKILLS. THE PROJECT WILL BE DEVELOPED AND TESTED IN COOPERATION WITH CHILD WELFARE PROFESSIONALS IN LOUDOUN AND FAIRFAX COUNTIES, VIRGINIA. IN PHASE II, THE TRAINING PACKAGE WILL BE REVISED, EXPANDED,AND FULLY MARKET-TESTED WITH A BROAD USER AUDIENCE.

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