THE UNAVAILABILITY OF SIMPLE SPANISH CHILD CARE TRAINING MATERIALS IS WELL DOCUMENTED AND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE INCREASED RISK STATUS OF HISPANIC INFANTSAND YOUNG CHILDREN.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4842
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
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Katanya Publications
Po Box 5355, Takoma Park, MD, 20912
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 GLORIA MOROTE
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (301) 589-8263
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Abstract
THE UNAVAILABILITY OF SIMPLE SPANISH CHILD CARE TRAINING MATERIALS IS WELL DOCUMENTED AND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE INCREASED RISK STATUS OF HISPANIC INFANTSAND YOUNG CHILDREN. THIS APPLICATION PROPOSES A STUDY OF THE ACCEPTABILITY AND SHORT-TERM EFFICACY OF TWO FORMS OF CHILD CARE INFORMATION-SIMPLE WRITTEN AND PICTORIAL. THE FORMATS WILL BE ADAPTED FROM CHILD CARE IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH: LA GUIA/THE GUIDE, AN EXISTING SET OF BILINGUAL CHILD CARE MATERIALS DEVELOPED BY KATANYA PUBLICATIONS. THESUBJECTS WILL BE 150-170 HISPANIC WOMEN WITH CHILDREN UNDER TWO YEARS RECRUITED FROM SEVERAL HISPANIC COMMUNITY AGENCIES. THE RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE WHICH FORMAT FOR PRESENTING CHILD CARE INFORMATION TO HISPANIC MOTHERS WITH LOW SES AND LIMITED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IS MOST EFFECTIVEFOR INCREASING CHILD CARE KNOWLEDGE AND IMPROVING FEELINGS OF SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SELF-EFFICACY. THE DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE BASIC CHILD CARE KNOWLEDGE AND RECEPTIVITY TO CHILD CARE TRAINING MATERIALS WILL BE EXAMINED. PHASE II WILL EXPAND THE TYPE OF MATERIALS TO INCLUDE VIDEOTAPE AND AUDIOTAPE PRESENTATIONS. THE EFFICACYOF THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA FORMATS AS WELL AS THE ORIGINAL PRINTED MATERIALS WILL BE EVALUATED IN TERMS OF OBSERVED CHANGES IN CHILD CARE PRACTICES OVER TIME, THE MOTHER'S INFORMATION BASE, AND HER ATTITUDES.

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