NIH GUIDE, Volume 21, Number 26, July 17, 1992

PA NUMBER:  PA-92-58

P.T. 34


  Drugs/Drug Abuse 

  Prenatal Factors 

  Disease Model 

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, Alcohol, Mental Health and Drug

Abuse Administration, wishes to amend program announcement PA-92-58

published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Volume 21, Number

12, March 27, 1992, to add to the Areas of Interest the following


o  Studies of Community-Based Research Interventions for Children of

Drug Abusing Parents

Studies are needed to evaluate the efficacy of community-based

interventions for children ages 3 to 12 years who show evidence of

behavior disorders or the potential for developing behavior disorders

in association with parental drug abuse and/or being raised in a

household in which drugs have been prevalent.  Some examples of

interventions are:  (1) model programs for foster care (including

kinship care) in which the child has been officially adjudicated into

the foster care system or placed in the home of relatives; (2) model

programs for children who are known to local child protective service

agencies that are responsible for administering child abuse/neglect

services or related child abuse/neglect intervention services; and (3)

model programs for children of drug abusers whose parents are enrolled

in a drug treatment program.  This is not an exhaustive list.  The

applicant should describe how she or he will have access to the target

population and assure the appropriate numbers for sampling.  The

applicant will be responsible for describing the hypotheses to be

tested utilizing experimental and control comparisons.  Interventions

may include:  (a) innovative strategies that have been used, but have

not been tested previously in research studies; or (b) innovative

strategies that have not been previously developed.  All interventions

must be culturally sensitive to the target population.  As needed,

applicants are encouraged to form a coalition with appropriate public

and/or private community agencies to plan and carry out the grant

studies.  A variety of interventions may be appropriate.  These

include, but are not limited to:  (a) comprehensive service delivery

approach; (b) the use of specialized multidisciplinary teams; (c)

parenting skills programs; (d) home visiting models; (e) specialized

interventions coordinated through the schools; (f) innovative group,

family or individual counseling; (g) innovative group home/foster care

strategies, and (h) innovative case management systems.  It should be

noted that dollars for service delivery can be supported only for

service delivery in support of the research.

For further information and consultation on this program area,

applicants may contact:

Rebecca S. Ashery, D.S.W.

Community Research Branch

National Institute on Drug Abuse

5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9A-30

Rockville, MD  20857

Telephone:  (301) 443-6720


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