SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2R44HD038177-02
Award Id:
60725
Agency Tracking Number:
HD038177
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE (Currently OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC)
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCI, 1839 GARDEN AVE, EUGENE, OR, 97403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JENNIFER WELLS
(541) 342-7227
JWELLS@ORCASINC.COM
Business Contact:
P SUTTON
(541) 342-7227
DARY@ORCASINC.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project will complete the development of four sexual abuse prevention programs (i.e., middle & high school, male & female) for youth with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MRDD). Employing an interactive format, program users will develop the skills needed to recognize inappropriate touching behavior within the context of specific relationship types and to respond to these inappropriate behaviors in ways which minimize the risk of sexual victimization. The program will employ a rule-based decision-making approach and will include on-screen assessment and immediate remediation of any concepts that program users fail to master. This rule-based design will incorporate principles of Direct Instruction and mastery learning to address the unique learning needs of MRDD youth. Because these "stand-alone" programs will be designed for independent use by youth with MRDD, they can be used efficiently and effectively across a wide variety of settings including: special education and/or resource rooms, libraries, regular-classrooms, medical clinics, vocational training programs, residential services, and family homes. The interactive programs will be delivered via CD-ROM and over the Internet/Intranet. Program evaluation will employ a randomized wait-list control design in which 200 MRDD individuals will be randomly assigned to receive the intervention or to a wait-list control condition.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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