The Choking Game is a misunderstood activity causing death and suffering for thousands of families worldwide. Learn how you can help combat this “game” with the most powerful weapon at our disposal: education.
1. Define the Choking Game and the harmful effects of this activity.
2. Identify reasons children participate.
About the speaker
Scott Metheny has been a police officer in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania since 1994. While teaching a DARE class in September of 2005 he learned of a deadly activity known as “The Choking Game.” He put together a presentation which is now being used across the nation to educate children and adults. Scott has presented over 350 times to students and professional groups. Scott is the executive trainer of a nonprofit organization called G.A.S.P. (Games Adolescents Shouldn’t Play) which is mostly comprised of family members who have lost children to this activity and are now working to prevent the same fate to other children. Scott is working with G.A.S.P. to raise awareness as well as provide educational materials. Scott was the 2008 recipient of the Public Safety Injury Prevention Award from the Emergency Nurses Association.
Continuing education information
The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton (OH-042, 6/1/2014) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association(OBN-001-91), an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Children’s Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio, is an approved Counselor and Social Worker CPE provider #RCS 090502 by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (0/13).
Continuing education hours will be provided.
Thursday, April 24 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Carrollton Middle School
430 E. Pease Ave
West Carrollton , OH 45449
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