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ERIC Number: EJ844892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Evaluating Behavioral Skills Training with and without Simulated in Situ Training for Teaching Safety Skills to Children
Miltenberger, Raymond; Gross, Amy; Knudson, Peter; Bosch, Amanda; Jostad, Candice; Breitwieser, Carrie Brower
Education and Treatment of Children, v32 n1 p63-75 Feb 2009
This study compared the effectiveness of behavioral skills training (BST) to BST plus simulated in situ training (SIT) for teaching safety skills to children to prevent gun play. The results were evaluated in a posttest only control group design. Following the first assessment, participants in both training groups and the control group who did not use the safety skills received in situ training. Following acquisition of the skills, dyad assessments were conducted in which a peer challenged the participant to play with the gun. The results showed that the training groups did not differ from the control group following training, but that the safety skill scores for the training groups and the control group increased significantly following in situ training. Furthermore, a high percentage of participants across groups used the skills during the dyad assessment. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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