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ERIC Number: ED166554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Poison Awareness: A Discussion Leader's Guide.
National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
Because over 40,000 children are annually poisoned by household products, this guide for group leaders emphasizes hazards and preventive actions. Major objectives are defined: (1) to raise the audience's knowledge/awareness level concerning major hazards associated with potentially poisonous household products, (2) to point out primary hazard patterns associated with ammonia, aspirin substitutes, over-the-counter antihistamines, the petroleum distillates, and (3) to inform, educate, and effect behavior changes in the audience about proper selection, use, storage, disposal, and emergency procedures related to these products. The guide is divided into seven sections; section 1 describes the contents of each chapter. Chapter 2 contains basic information on accidental poisoning and poison prevention related to children age five and under. The third chapter provides tools to help the leader identify group concerns and needs. Chapter 4 contains a sample text of opening comments for the leader's presentation. A series of activities designed to help group members become aware of potential poisons in the home and develop behaviors to prevent accidental poisoning are suggested in chapter 5. Chapter 6 focuses on identification of poison-preventive measures participants should plan to take as a result of the presentation, and the final chapter provides evaluation forms for participant feedback. (For the resource book for teachers, grades 7-9, see CE 020 046.) (CSS)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems. For a related document see CE 020 046