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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
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.
·IBM compatible computer with 4MB RAM, 6MB disk space, floppy drive, and windows 3.1+. Windows 95 preferred.
·A super VGA monitor capable of 800 by 600 screen resolution with 32,000 colors (not required for demo)
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.
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.
- $300 per computer/site for the first 2 computers.
- $200 per computer/site for 3 to 5 computers.
- $100 per computer/site (or network node) use on 5+ computers (minimum of $1000).
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.