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ERIC Number: ED002403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 2
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THE SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM.
INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS AS WELL AS ORGANIZATIONS, THE PROGRAM AIMED AT THE OPTIMUM HEALTH OF ALL CHILDREN, AND IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. EACH OF THE CHILDREN WAS URGED TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL VACCINATION FOR SMALL POX, THE DPT SERIES AND BOOSTER, THE POLIO SERIES, AND CORRECTIONS OF ALL DENTAL DEFECTS AND CORRECTABLE PHYSICAL DEFECTS SUCH AS VISION, HEARING AND TONSILS. EVERY OPPORTUNITY WAS GIVEN TO THE PARENTS OF THE FLINT SCHOOL CHILDREN TO AID IN THE HEALTH PROGRAM, THEY WERE RESPONSIVE. THOSE WHO WERE FINANCIALLY ABLE PAID FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S CARE, THOSE WHO COULD NOT WERE GIVEN AID. IN THE CHIDREN'S DENTAL CLINIC, AFTER A CHILD WAS REFERRED AND ELIGIBILITY WAS DETERMINED, THE CHILD RECEIVED ONE COMPLETE MOUTH REHABILITATION, REGARDLESS OF COST. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO MAKE PARENTS AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DENTAL CARE. ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, DURANT-TUURI-MOTT, SERVED ESPECIALLY ATYPICAL CHILDREN, THOSE WHO WERE EDUCABLE BUT HAD ORTHOPEDIC OR CARDIAC DISORDERS, IMPAIRED HEARING OR VISION REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION PLANNING OR PHYSICAL TRAINING. EDUCABLE CHILDREN OF SCHOOL AGE WHO COULD NOT ATTEND SCHOOL FOR PHYSICAL REASONS WERE VISITED AT HOME BY A HOMEBOUND TEACHER WHO HELPED THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK. THE SAFETY PROGRAM CONSISTED OF TRAFFIC SAFETY, BICYCLE SAFETY, DRIVER EDUCATION, A JUNIOR FIRE MARSHAL PROGRAM, AND PTA SAFETY CHAIRMAN. THE BREAKFAST PROGRAM IN SOME AREAS PROVIDED NUTRITIOUS FOOD FOR CHLDREN WHO SHOWED A LOSS OR NO GAIN IN WEIGHT. THEY WERE REFERRED BY THEIR TEACHERS OR PRINCIPALS, AND WERE GIVEN ATTENTION ONLY AFTER THE MOTHER WAS CONTACTED AND REQUESTED TO TO ASSIST IN PREPARING THE BREAKFASTS.
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Identifiers: GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAM IN COMMUNITY EDUC; MICHIGAN; Michigan (Flint)