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Research Reports
Below is a list of unpublished technical reports from Northwest Media. These describe the product development, research design, and findings of the company's completed SBIR Phase I and Phase II projects in the areas of foster, adoptive, and kinship care and life skills for teens. Links to PDF versions of these reports are provided.

Click on a project title to see a report. (Note: Viewing a report requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this software, go to to download it free of charge.)

Also, independent research reports on NWM's Foster Parent College are described, and links to these reports are provided.
Unpublished Technical Reports from Northwest Media
If you would like to use information from any of these reports in your work, please give the appropriate credit. We have provided a suggested reference on the cover page of each publication (in APA style) for your convenience.

Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Care
Life Skills for Teens
Independent Research Reports on Foster Parent College
  • Foster Parent College rated by The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)., Northwest Media's online training site for resource parents, is now listed on the Website of The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) under the Topic Area, Resource Parent Recruitment and Training. It received a Scientific Rating from CEBC of 3 (Promising Research Evidence) and a Relevance to Child Welfare Rating of 1 (High).

    For the CEBC report on, go to

    Suggested Reference: California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. (2011). Foster parent college (FPC). Retrieved from
  • Foster Parent College Online Evaluation Findings, March 2007. Report on a pilot study conducted in Ohio by the Institute for Human Services (IHS) for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program. From the overview: "The mission of the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP) is to promote the delivery of high quality, family-centered child welfare services to abused and neglected children and their families by assuring individuals in the child welfare system are properly trained. The OCWTP continues to pilot and evaluate different training strategies, including offering online courses to facilitate just-in-time learning opportunities. This report is a summary of evaluation findings for the online courses offered through Foster Parent College."

    To view report click here.

    Suggested Reference: Hoffman, K. & Quigley-Sharp, P. D. (2007). Foster parent college online evaluation findings. Retrieved from

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