National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week 2013 Recap
NIPAW is an annual, community level program that takes place the third week in March to increase understanding and education around inhalant abuse prevention and poison prevention. The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition developed NIPAW in 1993 to address inhalant abuse awareness through education.
For a summary of the event and photos see below.
This year, the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) partnered with the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington to host an event for children and families centered around poison prevention and being a superhero in your own home.
The event, which featured seven stations teaching about poison prevention, was held on Friday, March 22nd at the YMCA Arlington.
Around 200 children, ranging from 2-12 years old, circulated through the stations learning how to be a Superhero in their home. All children left with a goodie bag that included inhalant abuse prevention and poison prevention materials, along with YMCA materials, and a special gift bag of goodies from Batman.
For more information on the event and a list of the stations children visited please click here.
Photo Gallery of our NIPAW 2013 “Be a Superhero in Your Home” event:
View our event announcement here!