Federal Register: May 26, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 102)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-11868
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Corporation for National and Community Service
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
New Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 25, 2004.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a proposed new public information collection request (ICR) entitled Parent Corps Evaluation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 10413), (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Kelly Arey, (202) 6065000, ext. 197. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTYTDD) may call (202) 5652799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
Type of Review: New.
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
Title: Parent Corps Evaluation.
OMB Number: None.
Agency Number: None.
Affected Public: Individuals and households.
Total Respondents: 3,700.
Average Time per Response: 15 minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,654 hours.
Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None. Description
Parent Corps Evaluation: The Corporation proposes to conduct an evaluation of the Parent Corps program. The Parent Corps is a three year effort to create a national training system and network of volunteer parents engaged in a nationwide substance abuse prevention effort. Using a ``training the trainer'' model, organizations will work with volunteer coordinators to train and support volunteer parents of children aged 18 or younger in providing drug prevention training.
The specific aims of this evaluation are to describe the implementation of the Parent Corps program (implementation evaluation) and to evaluate its impact on desired outcomes (experimental impact evaluation). The implementation evaluation will include all 20 schools to be targeted by the Parent Corps. The randomized experiment impact evaluation will include parents and children at 18 schools (9 schools targeted by the Parent Corps and 9 control schools). These 18 treatment and control schools will be selected via the Parent Corps' request for applications process.
Key research questions include changes in the following outcomes:
perceived risk/harm from youth substance use (tobacco, alcohol, or
illicit drug use), accuracy of perceptions about youth substance use,
parents' perceived susceptibility of their own youth to substance use,
parents' selfefficacy to influence their youth's substance use,
intervention activities among parents aware of their youth's substance
use, treatmentseeking for their youth's substance use, and parenting
skills. In addition, information will be collected from youths aged 12
to 18 living with surveyed parents about involvement in drugfree activities, their parents' parenting skills, parentchild
communication, perceived risk/harm from youth substance use, accuracy of perceptions about youth substance use, association with drugusing peers, perceived susceptibility to substance use and intentions to use substances, substance use, exposure to prevention program activities, and demographic characteristics. Implementation evaluation data will be collected primarily through questionnaires mailed to parent leaders and parent volunteers delivering the program, and impact evaluation data will be collected via computerassisted telephone interview (CATI) with parents and their children aged 12 to 18 who attend treatment or control schools.
Dated: May 19, 2004.
Director, Research and Policy Development.