Webinar for Early Childhood Professionals

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Webinar for Early Childhood Professionals

preschool teacherBackground: Poisoning is a leading cause of injury, illness, and death in people of all ages. Poisoning touched the lives of nearly 65,000 Virginians in 2012. Half of all calls were about children under age 6. This webinar hopes to decrease the number of poison injuries in children by offering information and classroom resources to childcare providers, preschool teachers, and other adults who work with young children in the Blue Ridge Poison Center coverage area of Virginia. The BRPC serves all of Southwestern VA, the Shenandoah Valley, and parts of Central VA. >>map

A kit with classroom materials and a certificate of completion will be sent to all participants. The webinar and all materials are FREE but space is limited and registration is required.

DATE: Saturday, September 7, 2013
TIME: 10:00 am - 11:15 am
PRESENTER: Kristin L. Wenger, M.T., Education Coordinator for the BRPC

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Praise for the program:

“The program [Blue Ridge Poison Center Educator] Kristin Wenger offers provides valuable information to early childhood professionals to help avoid poisoning injuries.  She presents this information in a fun format and provides a variety of materials and lesson plans so teachers can help children and families learn the steps they can take to prevent serious injuries from poisoning.  My students report that they learn a tremendous amount about poison prevention from her class, and they love the educational materials she provides.  I would recommend this class to every early childhood professional.”

Pat Kennedy
Project Coordinator, Home Visiting Consortium
Institute for Innovation in Health & Human Services
James Madison University