To prevent violence, start early and include everyone
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Play Nicely, a 50 minute multimedia program, teaches parents, teachers, and health care professionals appropriate ways to discipline young children. Play Nicely can be used alone or can be added to existing parenting classes, primary care clinic schedules, health care training curricula, preschool curricula, and violence prevention programs.
Image from Play Nicely: Viewers are presented with the hypothetical situation of seeing one child hurt another one. Then, viewers can click on one of 20 options (1-2 minutes of multimedia content/option) to learn whether this option is a great option, a good option after others have failed, or if there are better options. Over 80% of parents of 1-5 year old children who click on at least 4 options (approximately 5 minutes of viewing time) plan to change how they will discipline their child at home.
Multiple studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Play Nicely.
Selected findings include:
a. The program helps over 80% of English and Spanish speaking parents to revise plans to discipline their children. This study describes how brief interventions have implications for the prevention of violence, prevention of child abuse, improving primary care services, and saving tax dollars.
b. The program helps professionals improve their counseling skills.
c. The program helps parents who view the program at home.
d. The program affects parents' attitudes toward using less physical punishment.
e. A new approach could help more parents learn about discipline within pediatric primary care.
Play Nicely Links:
1. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PLAY NICELY FOR FREE IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH
2. Theory behind Play Nicely
3. All published research
4. One-page description for parents: English / Spanish
5. How a free program addresses a problem that costs billions
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