Awards

$409K

Web-Enhanced Pre-Service Training for Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 07/01/11 - 06/30/13
PI: Richard J. Delaney

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In Phase II we will complete and evaluate a Web-enhanced pre-service training program for prospective foster caregivers. The program, developed by the Institute for Human Services, is a standardized pre-service training curriculum in current use nationally. Face- to-face contact between agencies and parents a...

$350K

Web-Based Marriage Education for Foster, Kinship, and Adoptive Couples

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 08/02/10 - 07/31/11
PI: Richard J. Delaney

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate a specialized online version of a marital education program for resource (i.e., foster, kinship, and adoptive) parents. The program, called Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), is a well-researched, highly effective, and widely used cur...

$633K

Vstreet-G: A Web-Based Serious Game for Emancipating Youth on Life Skills

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-09-080
Budget: 08/01/10 - 07/31/11
PI: Bradley T. Klontz

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aim of the project in Phase II is to develop and evaluate a stand-alone, Web-based serious game titled Vstreet-G, and to complete the interactive multimedia instruction on money management by adding a component on investment skills. Emancipation from dependence to living independently is one of the most c...

$444K

Web-Enhanced Pre-Service Training for Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 07/01/10 - 06/30/11
PI: Richard J. Delaney

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In Phase II we will complete and evaluate a Web-enhanced pre-service training program for prospective foster caregivers. The program, developed by the Institute for Human Services, is a standardized pre-service training curriculum in current use nationally. Face- to-face contact between agencies and parents a...

$345K

Web-Based Marriage Education for Foster, Kinship, and Adoptive Couples

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 09/30/09 - 07/31/10
PI: Richard J. Delaney

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate a specialized online version of a marital education program for resource (i.e., foster, kinship, and adoptive) parents. The program, called Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), is a well-researched, highly effective, and widely used cur...

$429K

Web-Enhanced Pre-Service Training for Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 07/01/09 - 06/30/10
PI: Richard J. Delaney

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In Phase II we will complete and evaluate a Web-enhanced pre-service training program for prospective foster caregivers. The program, developed by the Institute for Human Services, is a standardized pre-service training curriculum in current use nationally. Face- to-face contact between agencies and parents a...

$180K

Online Training for Resource Parents of Substance-Exposed Children

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-280
Budget: 01/15/09 - 12/31/10
PI: Caesar Pacifici

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An alarming number of child victims of parental substance abuse are being placed in foster and adoptive care. This includes children who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol and other drugs as well as children of parents who use, sell, and/or manufacture illicit drugs. Substance-exposed infants and drug-en...

$280K

Job Retention Skills for At-Risk Youth

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 04/01/08 - 03/31/10
PI: Lee White

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this project is to complete the development of a comprehensive interactive multimedia training program on job retention skills for the at-risk teen. Job training programs concentrate primarily on helping teens identify career interests or search for job opportunities and not on teaching the soc...

$170K

Advanced Web-Based Training for Adoptive Parents of Special Needs Children

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-06-20
Budget: 09/06/07 - 03/07/09
PI: Richard J. Delaney

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Adoptive placement of special needs foster children remains a high priority for child welfare agencies across the country. These children often show significant emotional and behavioral problems that challenge their parents long after the legalization of the adoption. Indeed, increasingly higher rates of unsu...

$216K

Multimedia Interventions for Juvenile Offenders

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 08/01/07 - 07/31/08
PI: Caesar Pacifici

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The juvenile justice system is undergoing a paradigmatic shift toward a balanced and restorative justice model. A central goal of the approach is to teach youth social skills as a means of fulfilling reparations to their victims, their community, and to themselves. In this application we propose developing fo...

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