Barone, V. J., Greene, B. F., & Lutzker, J. R. (1986). Home safety with families being treated for child abuse and neglect. Behavior Modification, 10(1), 93.
The families who participated were receiving services from Project 12-Ways, which has a contract with the State of Illinois Child Protective Services Agency to provide a range of services, including home accident prevention services.
Rural southern Illinois.
The intervention implemented in this study was a Home Safety Education Package. An audio slide-show presented information on five categories in a fixed order: (1) poisoning by solids and liquids; (2) suffocation by mechanical objects; (3) fire and electrical hazards; (4) suffocation by ingested objects; and (5) firearms. Each category was presented twice. Category 4 was only introduced to the family if the child was crawling, and category 5 was presented only if firearms or ammunition was recorded at baseline. Following the audio slide-show presentation, safety accessories for the category and the review manual for the category were provided. Families also received self-feedback stickers that parents could place on storage areas that were accessible to their children.
The comparison condition was the baseline observations period (Home safety education was not provided to families during this time).
The intervention was designed so it could be implemented by any counselor or state agent responsible for working with the complex problems of families with a history of abuse and neglect.