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26 terms

7065PCD_2.02_KeyTerms

7065 Parenting and Child Development Public Schools of North Carolina approved course vocabulary
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safety needs
A basic need for the sense of security
freedom from danger
Feeling free from harm
sense of security
A feeling of being safe
safe
"In an unharmed, uninjured, or undamaged condition"
secure
Untroubled by feelings of fear or doubt
secure environment
"A surrounding or situation where harm, damage, or loss is unlikely"
childproofing
"To make something safe for children to use, or safe against damage or tampering by children"
firearms
A portable weapon that fires ammunition such as a pistol or rifle
food allergies
An immune system response to a food that the body perceives as harmful
food poisoning
Results from eating foods that contain bacteria or their toxic byproducts
suffocation
"To deprive somebody of air or prevent somebody from breathing, or be unable to breathe"
lead poisoning
A medical condition caused by toxic levels of the metal lead in the blood
asbestos
Hazadous material that may be found in homes build prior to 1978
electronic devices
"Relating to devices, systems, or circuits that employ components such as vacuum tubes, integrated circuits, or transistors in their design e.g., are computer, Ipod, etc. "
physical safety
Free from bodily harm
Internet safety
Rules for the safe use of the Internet for children
domestic volience
"Violence within the home which includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and denying of finances"
world events
Things that happen once in a while but are major events
communication
"The exchange of information between people by means of speaking, writing, or using a common system of signs or behavior"
actions
The process of doing something in order to achieve a purpose
United Way
"A national network of local organizations that work to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health"
Red Cross
An international organization dedicated to the medical care of the sick or wounded in wars and natural disasters
Social Services
A government agency that provides social services to individuals or a community
Employment Security Commission
An agency that helps people find jobs
Health Department
An agency that provides medical care to people who cannot afford medical help
faith-based group
A group that provides not only financial support but also spiritual, volunteer and community support