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Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Start Printed Page 8759(SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Project: “Talk. They Hear You.” Campaign Evaluation: Case Studies—NEW

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new data collection, “Talk. They Hear You.” Campaign Evaluation: Case Studies (the “case studies”). This collection includes three instruments:

1. Parent/Caregiver Pre-Test/Post-Test Survey

2. Youth Pre-Test and Post-Test Survey

3. Parent/Caregiver Interview Guide

The case studies collection is part of a larger effort to evaluate the impact of the “Talk. They Hear You.” Campaign. These evaluations will help determine the extent to which the campaign has been successful in educating parents and caregivers nationwide about effective methods for reducing underage drinking. The Campaign is designed to educate and empower parents and caregivers to talk with children about alcohol. To prevent initiation of underage drinking, the campaign targets parents and caregivers of children aged 9-15, with the specific aims of:

1. Increasing parents' awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking

2. Equipping parents with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to prevent underage drinking

3. Increasing parents' actions to prevent underage drinking.

For this evaluation, SAMHSA intends to measure knowledge and attitudes before and after a focused campaign outreach effort in areas that have not previously had significant exposure to the campaign. Participants in the evaluation will be recruited from a middle school community, and will include parents/caregivers and students. School administrators and partnering organization(s), such as parent organizations and/or local prevention organizations will assist in the dissemination of campaign materials and data collection efforts. There will be two sites selected for the case studies—one site will serve as the experimental group and the other site will serve as the control group. The experimental group will be exposed to the “Talk. They Hear You.” messages using standard campaign materials and dissemination strategies, which will be coordinated through a local partner organization. The control group will not be intentionally exposed to the campaign materials. The case studies will include baseline surveys of parents/caregivers and children of middle-school age in both the experimental and control communities, followed by exposure to campaign materials in the experimental community, and post-exposure surveys of parents and children in both communities. Additionally, SAMHSA will conduct 30 interviews with parents and caregivers following the post-exposure surveys at the experimental site to obtain more detailed information about the specific impact of the campaign.

Annualized Hourly Burden

InstrumentTotal number of respondentsTotal responses/ respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal hour burden
Pre-test survey for 9-15-year old youth1,09311,0930.17185.8
Post-test survey for 9-15-year old youth1,09311,0930.17185.8
Pre-test survey for parents and caregivers69016900.17117.3
Post-test survey for parents and caregivers69016900.17117.3
Individual interviews with parents and caregivers30130130
Total1,7833,596636.2

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by March 1, 2017 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202-395-7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

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Summer King,

Statistician.

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[FR Doc. 2017-01931 Filed 1-27-17; 8:45 am]

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