|TraumaRoo Educational Program for Childhood Safety|
Play Safe and Stay Safe with the Traumaroo Safety Series
Traumaroo is the children's safety program of the American Trauma Society that employs the services of the animated character "Troo" to teach important safety habits, with "fun" as a key component. The program helps children develop safe behavior patterns that will become lifelong habits. Traumaroo was developed in 1994 by the American Trauma Society to help reduce preventable injuries among children throughout the country.
An animated video features Troo, the director of Traumaroo
Central, which is a high-tech control center where children can view both safe
and unsafe behavior. A unique feature of each Traumaroo video is its
computer-enhanced animation and multiple television monitors, which highlight
unsafe behavior (such as riding a bicycle without a helmet) and display
strategies for safe behavior.
After children finish viewing the Troo video, the
facilitator (typically a schoolteacher or nurse) structures discussions in
which children can explore and share their responses to the program. The
Traumaroo program's message is further reinforced as children use the activity
books, which feature safety-related word games, connect the dots, coloring
pages, puzzles, and other activities.
Children are given pretest evaluations one week before the
Troo program to determine their knowledge of the subject, and again after 30
days after the presentation to determine what safety messages were retained.
The program has been evaluated in numerous states, and the results reveal that
an exceptionally high percentage of children are able to retain the safety
messages that are demonstrated to them.
The Traumaroo program includes the following components:
Age Level: Most appropriate for grades kindergarten through fourth grade
Length of Program: 30 or 45 minutes
Method: 90 students or fewer recommended
Equipment Needs: DVD player and TV
TraumaRoo materials are available in our Catalog.
For more information on the TraumaRoo program, contact the American Trauma Society at 1-800-556-7890 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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