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Parent education - poisoning risk

Health Factors: Community Safety
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Evidence Rating: Some Evidence
Population Reach: 10-19% of WI's population
Impact on Disparities: No impact on disparities likely

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Parent education can include discussions or lessons regarding safe storage of medications and cleaning supplies, availability of poison control number, and use of child resistant packaging for prescriptions.

Expected Beneficial Outcomes

Reduced child injury
Improved home safety practices

Evidence of Effectiveness

Cochrane-Kendrick 2007 finds that parenting interventions, most commonly provided within the home using multi-faceted interventions, may be effective in reducing child injury. Such interventions have demonstrated effectiveness in improving behavior problems in children under 10, improving maternal psychosocial health and self-esteem, and improving child behavior and parental mental health in families with children with conduct disorder. Studies suggest such interventions may increase implementation of safety practices as well.

Citations - Evidence

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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