Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Program for Adolescents with FASD. A

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$999,997.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N44AA130008
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N44AA130008
Solicitation Topic Code:
NIAAA
Small Business Information
INNOVATION RESEARCH AND TRAINING, INC.
INNOVATION RESEARCH AND TRAINING, DURHAM, NC, 27707-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
23317253
Principal Investigator
 ALISON PARKER
 (919) 493-7700
 APARKER@IRTINC.US
Business Contact
 ALISON PARKER
Phone: (919) 493-7700
Email: APARKER@IRTINC.US
Research Institution
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Abstract
Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are at risk for substance use and abuse. Given the dearth of Interventions designed specifically for adolescents with FASD, there exists a need for evidence-based preventive intervention programs forthis population. Thus, the goal of the proposed Phase II application is to complete product development and evaluate the effectiveness of the Aware Program, an online mindfulness-based substance abuse prevention program for adolescents with FASD. The program content and format of the Aware Program address the unique challenges that exist for providing adolescents with FASD the skills needed to control their feelings and behaviors in order to make healthy decisions. The final Aware Program will include fourcourses, each representing the foundations of mindfulness (awareness of body, feelings, thoughts, and relationships). In Phase I, the technical feasibility of the first course (Take 3) was established, providing support for the continued development of the Aware Program In Phase II. In Year 1, the three courses will be developed and feasibility will be examined in one-to-one evaluations with adolescents with FASD. In Year 2, a randomized controlled trial will be conducted in order to evaluate the efficacy of the Aware Program. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE

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