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Parent education - child injury

Health Factors: Community Safety
Decision Makers: Educators State Government Healthcare Professionals & Advocates Nonprofit Leaders
Evidence Rating: Some Evidence
Population Reach: 1-9% of WI's population
Impact on Disparities: No impact on disparities likely

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Parent education regarding potential child injuries can span many topics, including window guards, discontinuing walker use, and other potential home hazards.

Expected Beneficial Outcomes

Reduced child injury
Improved home safety practices

Evidence of Effectiveness

Cochrane-Kendrick 2007 finds that parenting interventions, generally provided in the home, may be effective in reducing child injury and increasing implementation of safety practices. Such interventions have demonstrated effectiveness in improving behavior problems in infants and children under 10, improving maternal psychosocial health and self-esteem, and improving child behavior and parental mental health in families with children with conduct disorders. AAP-Falls 2001 indicates that parent counseling is effective in preventing infant falls and other injuries.

Citations - Evidence

AAP-Falls 2001 - Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention. Falls from heights: Roofs, windows, and balconies. Pediatrics. 2001;107(5):1188-91. Accessed on November 23, 2015
Cochrane-Kendrick 2007* - Kendrick D, Barlow J, Hampshire A, Polnay L, Stewart-Brown S. Parenting interventions for the prevention of unintentional injuries in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2007;(4):CD006020. Accessed on January 14, 2016

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January 1, 2011

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