ERIC Number: EJ698968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
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Firearm Injury Prevention Skills: Increasing the Efficiency of Training with Peer Tutoring
Jostad, Candice M.; Miltenberger, Raymond G.
Child and Family Behavior Therapy, v26 n3 p21-35 Sep 2004
Gun play results in hundreds of childhood injuries and deaths each year in the United States. Behavioral Skills Training (BST) is used to teach children the skills needed to resist gun play when finding a firearm. Although effective, existing BST programs are time and resource intensive and therefore lack the efficiency required to be widely utilized. Consequently, modifications of program design are needed to increase the likelihood that many children will receive training. Training children in groups and using peers as tutors may decrease the time and resources needed to teach these safety skills to youngsters, thus increasing the efficiency and adoptability of BST programs.
Descriptors: Safety Education, Child Safety, Accident Prevention, Injuries, Weapons, Children, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Program Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States