Teaching safety skills to children to prevent gun play: an evaluation of in situ training.

J Appl Behav Anal 2005 ;38(3):395-8

Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota 58105, USA.

This study evaluated behavioral skills training with added in situ training for teaching safety skills to prevent gun play. Following baseline, each child received two sessions of behavioral skills training and one in situ training session. Additional in situ training sessions were conducted until the child exhibited the safety skills (don't touch the gun, get away, and tell an adult). All children acquired and maintained the safety skills at a 3-month follow-up. In addition, of the 7 children assessed in a dyad situation, all exhibited the correct skills in the presence of another child.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2005.130-04DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1226173PMC
January 2006
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