The objective of this project was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based media literacy education, substance use preventive intervention program, Media Detective Family, for use with parents and their elementary school children.
The decision to create the program as a web-based program was to provide a method for overcoming barriers to prevention efforts that are frequently encountered in rural communities. MDF provides families with media literacy and media mediation skills through an interactive software application.
Scull, T.M. & Kupersmidt, J.B., & Weatherholt, T. (2016, May). Reducing health disparities in rural communities through an interactive, web-based family media literacy education program for substance abuse prevention. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.
Scull, T.M. (2014). Challenges and strategies for evaluating prevention programming in rural areas. Presentation at the 16th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference, Albuquerque, NM.