Update from the UNL team

February 28, 2013

As February is winding down, we are in the process finalizing the random selection of our families for the trial.  We have the final videos with footage shot in all four of our communities from our videographer, Elizabeth Day.  The final DVD includes 6 videos on topics ranging from Families, Culture, Tobacco, Anger, Relationships, and Refusal Skills.

As you may remember from our past post, our staff training was in December.  After training, we returned to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to adapt a few last items based on community feedback.  We have obtained final approval from our Institutional Review Board on the changes suggested by our facilitators.  We will begin pre-testing next week in one Ontario community and should be starting up in Manitoba in early March, as well.  
The community response has been tremendous.  Our onsite coordinator has received requests to provide the program materials to neighboring communities in Ontario, including Onigaming and Big Grassy and we have recently partnered in putting on a community meeting to discuss similar family based programs in Manitoba.
Devan Crawford, Director of Research Analysis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
NOTE: (Elizabeth Day is credited with Video Production; contact elizday@gmail.com for information on services). 

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