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The Safety Detective Program: Evaluating a Community-Based Safety Intervention for Kindergarten Children

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dc.contributor.advisor Morrongiello, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Bell, Melissa
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-02T14:27:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-02T14:27:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-08
dc.date.created 2014-08-27
dc.date.issued 2014-09-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8366
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a safety intervention for young children. The Safety Detective Program was designed to teach young children (4-6 years) about general home safety concerns, and to be delivered in a group setting. The aim of the program is to increase children’s knowledge and understanding of home safety hazards and injuries. The current study used a randomized group, pre-post design to evaluate the effectiveness of the Safety Detective Program. A photo sort task and follow-up interview was used to measure intervention (n = 93) and control (n = 43) group participants’ knowledge and understanding of home safety hazards before and after program delivery. Children in the intervention, but not the control, group exhibited significant gains in their knowledge and understanding of home safety hazards, indicating that the Safety Detective Program has the potential to improve the safety of young children. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Canadian Institute of Health Research en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Unintentional Injury en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Home Safety en_US
dc.subject Injury Prevention en_US
dc.title The Safety Detective Program: Evaluating a Community-Based Safety Intervention for Kindergarten Children en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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