Evaluation of an Interactive Substance Abuse Education Program with Dr. Joel Epstein on July 19, 2007 9:30am to 11:30am CDT
Dr. Epstein���s talk, titled Evaluation of an Interactive Substance Abuse Education Program will discuss outcomes of a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. With this funding, The Missouri Institute of Mental Health produced a series of media tools designed to teach fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade children from African American churches about the science of drug addiction. Beginning with a core curriculum, we created two separate programs. In the SpaceScouts version of the program, the content is embedded within a narrative storyline delivered via an interactive DVD. In the LockerTalk version of the program, content is delivered in a more didactic form via an interactive CD-ROM. Youth from a dozen churches were randomly assigned to one of these two conditions or a waitlist control. We conducted pretest, post-test, and four- and eight-month follow-up evaluations. We ran an additional sample of youth through our programs during a summer camp. In addition to the outcomes, this presentation will also discuss implications for future substance education efforts.
To see Dr. Epstein’s talk please join us on July 19th, 2007 at 9:30am CDT.