KBFCP PARENT / GUARDIAN CONSENT FORM

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K-PREP PARENT / GUARDIAN CONSENT FORM

K-PREP PARENT / GUARDIAN CONSENT FORM

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Kansas Better Futures Continuation Project!* Your student is currently enrolled in a Family and Consumer Science (FCS) course that is participating in this project. The goal of KBFCP is to promote life preparation skills (e.g., healthy relationships, parent-child communication, independent living skills, and more) using the Love Notes Evidence-Based Program (LN EBP) developed by The Dibble Institute. The LN EBP offers youth a conceptual framework aimed at cultivating healthy relationships with self and others by expanding the current curriculum to include: planning and pacing relationships, identifying safe relationships, building self-efficacy and resiliency, improving communication skills, and making informed decisions when it comes to sex and family formation. 

 

Social Innovation Lab is working in partnership with the Kansas Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (KS-FCCLA) Foundation to promote positive youth development and reduce the rates of teen pregnancies in Kansas.

 

*The KBFEP project is a grant funded project sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau.  Department of Health and Human Services; Administration for Children and Families; Administration on Children, Youth and Families; and, the Family and Youth Service Bureau, and serves students in classrooms all over the state of Kansas.

Kansas Better Futures Expansion Project is funded through Grant Number: HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-AK-1929

WHAT'S INVOLVED

Your student’s FCS teacher has completed training on the Love Notes Evidence-Based Program (LN EBP) and
completed a human subjects protection training course, making her/him qualified and eligible to bring the LN
EBP curriculum to their classroom. KBFCP has a research component that involves pre- and post-surveys, before and after the curriculum.

 

The purpose of the surveys are to assess any changes in attitude or behavior that students experience from participating in the LN EBP program.

 

As a parent/guardian, your consent is required to allow your student to participate in the surveys. You can access the surveys below:

CONFIDENTIALITY

Your student’s confidentiality is our top priority. We have systems in place to protect the identity of any project
participant.

  • All surveys are collected electronically through Survey Monkey

  • Only the project evaluator has access to survey responses

  • We will never ask for your student’s full name on any survey

  • Survey responses are not shared with teachers or schools

  • Teachers are required to read a project script to students that provides the following information:

  • Students have the right to not participate in any survey

  • Students have the right to withdraw from the study without consequence

All surveys and project details have been approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to further protect
students’ and teachers’ anonymity.

PARTICIPANT INCENTIVES

Teachers, students, and parents are incentivized to participate in our data collection efforts.


Simply for completing and returning this form (regardless of your permissions for your student), as a parent or
guardian, you will receive a $15 gas e-gift card sent within two weeks.


The gas e-gift card will be emailed to the email address provided within two weeks of completion of the form.
Students will receive a $10 food gift card for completing a pre-survey, and will receive another $10 food
gift card for completing a post-survey. Gift cards will be distributed to teachers at the end of the semester.


Teachers receive all project related materials at no cost, including training and ongoing support from our staff
and partners.

RISKS

We do not anticipate that the KBFCP will involve any physical or non-physical risks, but there may be risks
that we cannot predict. We have not experienced any adverse reactions among any participants taking surveys
in similar projects.

We cannot guarantee that your student will personally experience benefits from participating in the KBFCP.
Others may benefit in the future from the information we learn from the KBFCP evaluation.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues with KBFCP, please feel free to contact the following:

 

Michelle Jackson, Project Manager/Evaluator

Midwest Evaluation and Research

Phone: (833) 643-9377 Ext. 716

Email: michelle.jackson@midwestevaluation.com

 

Sarah Simister, Director of Positive Youth Development Programs

Social Innovation Laboratory

Phone: (620) 487-2464

Email: sarah.simister@socialInnovationlab.org

If you have any questions about your child’s rights as a participant in the KBFCP, please contact Solutions IRB (the body that oversees our protection of student participants) at (855) 226-4472 or participants@solutionsirb.com.

BENEFITS

CONSENT TO SURVEYS

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