Keisha: A Child Protective Services Training Simulation on Failure to Thrive

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Description

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Developed through a contract between the Center for Child Welfare at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Protective Services Training Institute, Center for Social Work Research at The University of Texas at Austin. It was funded by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (TDPRS), Child Protective Services Program

Overview

Keisha is an interactive, multimedia, computer-based simulation on failure to thrive (FTT). Keisha consists of 4 modules of approximately 30-45 minutes each. The modules are (1) the referral, (2) the home visit, (3) casework activity, and (4) forms and feedback. Keisha was pilot tested during new worker training at the Dallas CPS Training Academy in 1994. Test results are available upon request. For an evaluation of the initial version of Keisha, see Satterwhite R., & Schoech, D. (1995). Multimedia training for Child Protective Service Workers: Results of initial development and testing, published in Computers in Human Services. Vol 12(1/2) 81-97.

Keisha was developed for the Children's Protective Services Training Institute, Center for Social Work Research at The University of Texas at Austin. It was funded by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (TDPRS), Child Protective Services Program. Keisha required approximately 4000 hours of design and development time. The purpose of the Keisha simulation was to illustrate the potential of training technology for child protective services.

A 10-15 minute structured overview of Keisha is available by using the Keisha demo. The Keisha demo is downloadable from http://www.uta.edu/cussn/. The demo will run on any computer with windows 3.1+. The quality of the pictures in the demo depends on the quality of the computer monitor and monitor drivers used.

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Objectives of the Keisha case simulation

Developers

Dick Schoech, Ph.D., Professor & coordinator, Monica Williams, MSSW, Simulation Developer; Ann Wilder, MSSW, Resource Base Developer; and Rosemary Satterwhite, MSSW, Subject Matter Expert. Some of the case policy and documentation shown in this case simulation represents TDPRS risk-based service delivery system, SMART (Structured Model for the Assessment of Risk in Texas). For further information about the SMART model, contact TDPRS MC E-557, POB 149030, Austin, TX 78714.

Purchasing Keisha

Agency or commercial Use

The following options are available. Proceeds will be used to further our protective services technology efforts. All those purchasing Keisha will receive any updates made for one year following the date of purchase.

  1. Sale of Keisha for unlimited use (no modification available) (A 30 day examination copy is available).
  1. Modifications of Keisha to fit your needs, e.g., removing Texas policy and substituting your policy, $50 per hour.
  2. Unprotected version of Keisha with license to modify the code with unlimited use of the modified simulation = $1500. The modified versions may be used without restrictions at one site. Use at additional sites is stated in #1 above. However, sales or distribution of the modified version may not be offered to the public in a manner that competes with the sale of Keisha by UTA.
  3. Technical consultation, cooperative development of CBT with U. of TX at Arlington staff, or other options (call with proposals).
  4. Keisha was developed using Toolbook.
Special Educational Use

Unlimited use of Keisha for teaching by an institution of higher education, e.g., colleges and universities = $250 total cost.

For additional information, contact Dr. Schoech at the U. of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work, Box 19129, Arlington, TX 76019-0129, ph: 817/272-3964, FAX: 817/272-2046, Internet:

Copyright 2009, Dick Schoech. All rights reserved.   AUTHOR EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES CONCERNING THIS WORK, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, AND ANY WARRANTY THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.