5201.0 Health Promotion for Pre-School and Elementary Students

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
Issues concerning health promotion for pre-school and elementary students will be the focus of this program comprised of projects and research addressing asthma education, peer mentoring, the effects of parents on the academic achievement of their children in school, outcomes of the Head Start “Research-based, Developmentally Informed” REDI Program – in three Pennsylvania counties -- and the outcome of “safety Sam” – a preschool pedestrian injury prevention program in Los Angeles, California.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session the participant learner will be able to: (1) Describe the outcomes of an asthma workshop designed to promote the use of “Inhaled Corticosteroids “ICS and “adoption of “Asthma Action Plans” (AAPs) in economically disadvantaged urban communities in New York City; (2) Discuss the results of a study done to assess the effectiveness of a peer mentoring program to improve school performance among elementary school students; (3) Articulate the findings of a study to measure the effects of parental involvement on their elementary school children’s reading skills among low income African-American and Latino families; (4) Discuss the outcomes of the Head Start REDI (Researched-based, Developmentally Informed) Program conducted in three Pennsylvania counties; and (5) Describe the impact of “Safety Sam,” a safety pedestrian program, on the traffic safety behavior and knowledge among pre-schoolers and their parents in Los Angeles.

2:30 PM
East, South, and Southeast Los Angeles Pre-School Pedestrain Injury Prevention Program
Celeste Pamela Del Valle, MPH, Isabelle Sternfeld, MSPH, Kathryn R. Martin, MPH, Mary Brezel and Duc Pham
2:45 PM
Promoting school readiness in economically-disadvantaged preschoolers: Initial outcomes of Head Start REDI
Celene Domitrovich, PhD, Karen L. Bierman, PhD, Sukhdeep Gill, PhD and Scott D. Gest, PhD
3:00 PM
Influence of parental involvement and reading skills on behavior in elementary school students
Samantha C. Woo, MPH, Deborah Gorman-Smith, PhD, Michael Schoeny, PhD, Patrick H. Tolan, PhD and David B. Henry, PhD
3:15 PM
Peer mentoring as an intervention strategy with at-risk elementary students
Kenneth T. Wilburn, PhD, Sharon T. Wilburn, PhD, Dax M. Weaver, MPH, Patti Greenough, MEd and Teresa Andrews, MS
3:30 PM

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Organized by: School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing