ERIC Number: ED409397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Injuries in the School Environment. A Resource Guide. Second Edition.
Education Development Center, Newton, MA. Children's Safety Network.
Almost 22 million children are injured in the United States each year, and an estimated 10 to 25% of these injuries occur in and around schools. However, the problem of injuries in the school environment is often unrecognized and preventive measures are often ignored. The Children's Safety Network has designed this packet to inform school personnel, other professionals, and parents about the extent of the problem of injury and to stimulate discussion of possible solutions. The following sections are included: (1) "Understanding the Problem"; (2) "Examining the Circumstances"; (3) "What Is Being Done: Selected Examples"; (4) "Sample Data Collection Forms"; and (5) "Further Reading" (a 66-item bibliography). The ratio of injury for males versus females was 3:1, and 46% of these injuries occurred among 10- to 14-year-olds. The school environment contains a variety of hazards, as vignettes illustrate. Some selected examples of injury prevention programs show how 11 communities, including several urban areas, are addressing aspects of the problem. (Contains 66 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accidents, Child Health, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, First Aid, Injuries, Prevention, School Safety, Sports Medicine, Violence
Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158-1060 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Newton, MA. Children's Safety Network.
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