[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42079-42080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16772]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-13-0861]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments 
to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or 
by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received within 30 
days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    A Controlled Evaluation of Expect Respect Support Groups (ERSG): 
Preventing and Interrupting Teen Dating Violence among At-Risk Middle 
and High School Students (0920-0861, Expiration 8/31/2013)--Extension--
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of 
Violence Prevention (DVP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The prevalence and consequences of teen dating violence make it a 
public health concern that requires early and effective prevention. To 
date, only three prevention strategies--Safe Dates, the Youth 
Relationships Project, and 4th R--have demonstrated reductions in 
dating violence behaviors in rigorous, controlled evaluations. In order 
to protect young people and build an evidence-base of effective 
prevention strategies, evaluation of additional programs is needed, 
including those programs currently in the field. The Expect Respect 
Support Groups (ERSG; provided by SafePlace) program is currently being 
implemented in the Austin Independent School District and demonstrated 
promising results in an uncontrolled program evaluation, suggesting a 
controlled evaluation is warranted to more rigorously examine program 
effects.
    This extension request is the controlled evaluation of ERSG, which 
began in September 2010; it has one primary aim and two exploratory 
aims. The primary aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of ERSG to 
prevent and reduce teen dating violence and increase healthy conflict 
resolution skills reported by at-risk male and female middle and high 
school students compared to at-risk students in control schools who do 
not receive ERSG. The exploratory aims are: (1) To evaluate whether or 
not the effectiveness of ERSG is enhanced by the presence of a 
universal, school-wide prevention programs, and (2) To examine 
moderators and mediators of targeted and universal teen dating violence 
interventions, such as biological sex and history of abuse at intake. 
Completion of this study and examination of the primary and exploratory 
aims associated with it will help to fill a research gap by adding 
results to the evidence base regarding whether ERSG is a promising 
program for reducing the prevalence of teen dating violence and 
increasing knowledge of healthy relationship skills.
    The purpose of this request is to obtain Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval to extend the data collection for A Controlled 
Evaluation of Expect Respect Support Groups (ERSG): Preventing and 
Interrupting Teen Dating Violence among At-Risk Middle and High School 
Students (OMB No.0920-0861, Expiration 8/31/2013). CDC seeks a three-
year approval to continue the ERSG project. The ongoing evaluation 
employs a quasi-experimental/non-randomized design in which a 
convenience sample of participants in schools receiving universal and/
or targeted prevention services are compared to students in control 
schools in which no dating violence prevention services are available. 
We will recruit 1,800 students (300 per year from intervention schools 
and 300 per year from control schools) over three waves of data 
collection. Of the 1,800 students recruited, we anticipate 1,200 will 
have complete data at the end of the study period. Control schools have 
been selected that have characteristics (e.g., risk status, socio-
economic status) similar to the Austin Independent School District 
intervention schools.
    Survey items collect information about emotional, physical, and 
sexual peer and dating violence victimization and perpetration, use of 
healthy relationship skills, relationships characteristics, peer 
relationships, demographics, and use of other teen dating violence 
prevention services, social desirability, and attitudes toward dating 
violence. These measures were developed in collaboration with 
scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and (1) 
are adapted from validated measures of teen dating violence, and (2) 
reflect the behaviors of interest and theory of change of Expect 
Respect. The Reactive Proactive Questionnaire (Raine et al., 2006) has 
also been included in the instrument packet and will be used to 
determine if subtype of aggression moderates response to intervention.
    Participation in this study is voluntary and intrusions to the 
participants' sense of privacy will be minimized by only using data 
collected from students who have agreed for us to do so (through 
student assent and signed distribution of passive parental consent 
forms) and having the data coded in such a way to protect subjects' 
privacy.
    Finally, ERSG facilitators will take part in qualitative interviews 
planned for the middle (December) and end (May) of the second and third 
years of data collection. The goal of these interviews is to better 
understand the implementation process for ERSG.
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

                                                            Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                                             Number of       Response
               Type of respondent                               Form name                    Number of     responses per      burden       Total  burden
                                                                                            respondents     respondent        (hours)          hours
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Intervention and Control Schools...............  Intake assessment......................             800               1           15/60             200
                                                 Baseline Survey........................             600               1               1             600
                                                 Completion Survey......................             400               1               1             400
                                                 Follow-up Survey 1 (12 month)..........             400               1               1             400
ERSG Facilitator...............................  ERSG Facilitator Program Implementation               8               2           15/60               4
                                                  Fidelity Measure.
ERSG Facilitator Supervisor....................  ERSG Observational Program                            1              16           15/60               4
ERSG Facilitator...............................   Implementation Fidelity Measure.

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ERSG Facilitator...............................  Mid-Year Qualitative Interview with                   8               1           45/60               6
                                                  ERSG Facilitators.
                                                 End of Year Qualitative Interview with                8               1               1               8
                                                  ERSG Facilitators.
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    Total......................................  .......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,622
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Leroy A. Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-16772 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]
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