DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION CURRICULUM BASED ON LST MODEL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$416,924.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19432
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
National Health Promotion
19 Gorham Road, Scarsdale, NY, 10583
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mariette W Danilo
(914) 925-2625
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH NEED IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART IN TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE CURRICULA WHICH ARE EITHER UNPROVEN OR KNOWN TO BE INEFFECTIVE. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL DEVELOP AND TEST COMMERCIALLY VIABLE TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION CURRICULUM MATERIALS BASED ON A PREVENTION MODEL CALLED LIFE SKILLS TRAINING (LST) WHICH HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED IN A NUMBER OF MAJOR STUDIES TO REDUCE TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND MARIJUANA USE BY UP TO 83%. THUS, THIS PROJECT WOULD PROVIDE A COMMERICAL APPLICATION OF INFORMATION OBTAINED OVER A DECADE OF PREVENTION RESEARCH. THROUGH A SERIES OF WELL-DEFINED STATES, PREVENTION MATERIALS BASED ON THE LST MODEL WILL BE DEVELOPED, REVIEWED, AND SUBJECTED TO FOCUS GROUP TESTING. RESULTS WILL BE TABULATED AND EVALUATED; REVISIONS BASED ON THESE FINDINGS WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE FINAL VERSION OF THE CURRICULUM. THE RESULTING PRODUCT WILL BE AN ATTRACTIVE AND EASY-TO-USE SET OF PREVENTION MATERIALS FOR MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHICH CAN BE MARKETED TO SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA.

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