Safety Skills Training for Parents of Preschool Children

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2R44HD047068-02
Agency Tracking Number: HD047068
Amount: $895,372.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: PHS2007-2
Small Business Information
DUNS: 783579782
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (541) 342-7227
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children in America. Most injuries can be prevented by parents implementing effective child safety practices. This project will produce an interactive multimedia (IMM) program delivered via Internet/Intranet that teaches injury prevention skills to parents of children aged 2 through 5 years. Designed to be a segment of the ORCAS Safety Suite, the program will be tailored to child age (2-3 and 4-5 years) and the ho me environment, and will be suitable for home, worksite, medical office, and community agency settings. The Phase I project developed an Internet/Intranet browser-based program for parents of children aged 2-3 years old, covering three content area s advocated by the American Association of Pediatrics (automobile passenger safety, falls, and burns). The Phase I prototype evaluation compared two interventions: the prototype IMM intervention and text-based materials from the American Academy of Pediatr ics physician- delivered injury prevention program. Phase II development will expand content to include: (a) both age ranges (i.e., 2-3 and 4-5 years), (b) additional units covering the remaining six content areas (poisoning, firearms, bike and wheeled spo rt safety, street, water, and fire safety), (c) tips for determining safe childcare environments, and (d) written materials that summarize key content and program use. The program will be theoretically grounded in the Theory of Reasoned Action, Health Beli ef Model and Social Learning Theory. The final product will be in Internet/Intranet, CD-ROM, and consumer DVD formats and evaluated in a national randomized clinical trial.

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