A free 1-hour continuing education course for allied health, safety, and education professionals is available online that discusses research-supported techniques to motivate 4-12 year-old children and their parents to practice good child passenger safety in motor vehicles. Course participants are taught to recognize when an education-focused safety intervention approach is insufficient, and when and how to modify their approach for more of a persuasive impact. Two free downloadable toolkits are also showcased as example programs.
This course, “Keeping 4-12 Year-Olds in Boosters and Belts: Strategies that Work,” is appropriate for a wide range of professionals who work with children and families, including physicians, nurses, public health professionals, firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, psychologists, social workers, teachers, and child care providers. Registrants can earn 1 hour of CME, CEU, CNE, or CECH/CHES credits, or print a course completion certificate. The course was developed by researchers at Eastern Virginia Medical School under contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information or to take the course, go to www.carsafetyeducation.org.