Educational Programs

The New Jersey Poison Control Center offers FREE educational poison prevention programs to schools, businesses, civic groups, and other organizations across New Jersey.  If you’re interested in planning a program or would like a New Jersey Poison Control Center representative to participate in your organization’s next event, please submit a program request, and someone will be in contact.

*Note: It is our mission to offer programs that reflect the needs of New Jersey residents. If you have a suggestion for a new poison prevention presentation please contact Health Educator, Danielle Bartsche (drb144@njms.rutgers.edu) -Thank you

  • Children
    • In the United States, more than 1 million children are exposed to potential poisons each year. It is our goal to teach children about the dangers of potential poisons, and what actions to take if one comes across a potentially dangerous substance.  We offer age-specific poison prevention programs for children from age 4 through high school.
  • Adult/Senior
    • The education staff at the New Jersey Poison Control Center has developed a FREE 1-hour poison prevention workshop targeted to adults and seniors across New Jersey. This program is designed to teach participants;
      • How to identify and define a poison
      • Poison proofing your home
      • Medication safety (including prescription and over the counter drug safety)
      • Where to get help in the event of a poison exposure
    • For more information about any of our educational programs please contact Health Educator, Danielle Bartsche (drb144@njms.rutgers.edu).
  • Train the Trainer
    • The New Jersey Poison Control Center offers a free workshop for individuals interested in promoting poison prevention messages in their communities. This comprehensive workshop will prepare community outreach and health professionals to effectively deliver poison prevention education presentations.  If you’re interested in participating in a Train-the-Trainer workshop please fill out a request or contact someone in the Public Education Department for more details.
      • Note this workshop is intended for Public Health Professionals, Health Care Providers, School Nurses, Community Outreach Workers, and Educators.
      • Upon completion of the Train-the-Trainer workshop all “Trainers” are expected to participate in at least 1 educational event per month.
      • Workshops are typically held twice a year, you will be contacted with an exact date/time (when available).