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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Parent-Child Assistance Program (P-CAP) in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Center of Excellence—New

Since 2001, SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention has been operating a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Center of Excellence which addresses FASD mainly by providing trainings and technical assistance; and developing and supporting systems of care that respond to FASD using effective evidence based practices and interventions.

Currently the integration of evidence-based practices into service delivery organizations is being accomplished through subcontracts. One such intervention which integrates prevention strategies into service delivery organizations is the Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) targeting pregnant or postpartum women. The PCAP programs uses the following 12 data collection tools.

Description of Instruments/Activity for Parent-Child Assistance Program (P-CAP)

Instrument/activityDescription
At Baseline/Enrollment:
CRSQThe Community Referral Screening Questionnaire (CRSQ) is a screening form administered to individuals referred to PCAP. The purpose of the form is to determine eligibility for enrollment in PCAP.
ASI—Part AThe Alcohol Severity Index (ASI) Part A is an intake interview administered at client enrollment. The ASI Part A includes questions about past 30 day alcohol use, lifetime use, age at first use, month and year of last use, range of use (T-ACE), and use during pregnancy, thereby providing a thorough assessment of alcohol consumption.
ASI—Part B & TwinThe Alcohol Severity Index (ASI) Part B is an intake interview administered as soon as possible after the target child birth. The ASI Part B includes questions about the target child at birth and alcohol use during the pregnancy. If the target birth is of twins then the Twins Addendum form is administered.
Demographic DataThe Demographic Questionnaire is administered after client enrollment. The questionnaire includes race, educational attainment, martial status, and an alcohol assessment.
Process Monitoring:
Weekly Advocate Time SummaryThe PCAP Weekly Advocate Time Summary Sheet is administered on a weekly basis. The form tracks time spent on the phone, in person, or providing transportation to each client.
Monthly UpdatesThe Monthly Update form is administered on a monthly basis. The form records any changes in drug and alcohol use, pregnancy, child custody, and sources of income.
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Biannual Documentation of Progress (every 6 months)The Biannual Documentation of Progress is administered every six months. The form documents changes in alcohol/drug treatment, abstinence from alcohol/drugs, birth control and pregnancy, connection to other services, and family stability and client activity.
At Exit:
Exit ASIThe Exit ASI Follow-Up is administered at the end of the program, at 36 months. The Exit ASI uses a format that is identical to the Addiction Severity Index administered at intake, providing pre- and post-test data for the intervention.
Client Exit Close Out formThe Client Exit Close-Out Form documents the total number of months the client spent in PCAP, number of different advocates who worked with the client, and whether the client ever moved out of the area while enrolled in PCAP.
Ad hoc:
Advocate Accounting of Tracing Activity on Missing Post-Exit ClientThe Advocate Accounting of Tracing Activity on Missing Post-Exit Client is used to track activity to locate a missing client. When a client is missing, the form is to be completed each month, instead of the Monthly Update form, until the missing post-exit client is brought in for an Exit Interview.
Lost Post-Exit Client FormThe Lost Post-Exit Client Form is used when the client is at least six months past her three year exit date in the program and has not completed the ASI exit interview. The form documents the reason the client has not completed the ASI exit interview.

Two PCAP subcontracts were awarded in February 2008. PCAP uses an intensive paraprofessional home visitation model to reduce risk behaviors in pregnant women with substance abuse problems. The primary goal of PCAP is to prevent future births of alcohol and drug exposed children to women who are at risk. The program uses a holistic case management approach, which is a complement to traditional substance abuse treatment. In addition to addressing alcohol and drug use, the program also aims at reducing other risk behaviors and addressing the health and social well being of mothers and their children.

At the initial client visit, the women receive a comprehensive assessment which includes an assessment for alcohol consumption, contraception use, and use of community services. At-risk women receive case management and every 4 months women are re-evaluated to determine their clinical goals. Counselors complete “Documentation of Client Progress” form every 6 months and a final “Documentation of Client Progress” at 36 months. In addition, the counselors complete a weekly advocate time sheet, summarizing their activities within the program. All forms are completed online using the Web-portal. All participating subcontractors will maintain identifiable information on clients for service delivery purposes but no identifiable information will be transmitted to SAMHSA.

The data collection is designed to evaluate the implementation of PCAP by measuring whether abstinence from alcohol is achieved and risk for alcohol-exposed births is eliminated.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Instrument/activityNumber of respondents 2 sitesNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per responseTotal burden hours per collection
At Baseline/Enrollment:
CRSQ19010.0815
ASI—Part A19012.75523
ASI—Part B & Twin19010.2547.5
Demographic Data19010.0815
Process Monitoring:
Weekly Advocate Time Summary190520.504,940
Monthly Updates190120.501,140
Biannual Documentation of Progress (every 6 months)16120.33106
At Exit:
Exit ASI19012.25428
Client Exit Close Out form16110.2540
Ad hoc:
Advocate Accounting of Tracing Activity on Missing Post-Exit Client2910.257
Lost Post-Exit Client Form2910.257
Total1,710747,269
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Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7-1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 and e-mail her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: April 13, 2009.

Elaine Parry,

Director, Office of Program Services.

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[FR Doc. E9-9193 Filed 4-21-09; 8:45 am]

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