Upstate New York Poison Center on the Today Show
Gail Banach, Director of Education, identifies poison dangers in the home during the winter holidays and provides poison prevention tips to keep your family safe. View Video
Poison Videos on YouTube
The ABC's of Poison Prevention: A Teacher's Guide
Our newly revised Teacher's Guide contains lesson plans and corresponding activities for teachers working in pre-school through grade 3. Lessons designed for babysitters have been added as well as additional activity sheets, a poison safety checklist and a Poison Ranger certificate, for use with students to designate course completion.
Based on research conducted with our target audience, we developed a Look-alike Flipchart containing pictures of our look-alike products for use with our poison education programming. Customers suggested a more compact version of our look-alike kits, for easier transportation. Grant funding was secured for this project.
Stop! Ask First!
A new and exciting poison prevention DVD/VHS for children is geared toward grades K – 3. This multimedia animated video features the new “first-family” of poison prevention, the Toon Family in STOP! Ask First! This entertaining and informative video reinforces the message to always “Stop and Ask First” before touching, tasting, or smelling anything, especially poisons…
Copies are available free of charge, to community educators, teachers and agencies that have taken our train-the-trainer program. To purchase a copy for $10.00 + S&H. To order the video or to schedule poison prevention training for your organization, contact the Public Health Educator
Poison Awareness CD-ROM
Interactive poison prevention games on CD-ROM, starring the poison center's mascot, Billie Ball. Travel with our poison prevention hero, as he teaches poison prevention in his home. Great for kids of all ages. Three games to test your knowledge of poison prevention awareness as you try to avoid poisons along the route. On loan through all elementary school libraries in Onondaga County, through the Poison Center and is now also available…
Look-Alike Teaching Kit
Our most effective teaching tool for any age group, is available on loan, at no cost. The kit features many common poisonous and non-poisonous household items that "look-alike". (E.g., Apple Juice and liquid Spic and Span, mini-marshmallow and mothballs, etc.). Kits are available from the Poison Center or Point of Service Agencies in our service area. Contact the Public Health Educator at 315 464-5375 to learn more or to reserve a Look-Alike Teaching Kit…