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Innovation Research & Training Receives Funding From NICHD to Help Parents Have “The Talk” With Their Young Teens

Durham, NC

Monday, May 8, 2017

Dr. Tracy Scull at Innovation Research & Training (IRT) was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will fund the continued development of an interactive program for parents called Media Aware Parent. The goal of the Media Aware Parent program is to increase parents’ comfort and effectiveness in talking with their middle school-age children about sex, contraception, and romantic relationships, while at the same time allowing them to communicate to their own children their family’s values on the topics.

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