Safe Kids

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baby_in_carseat“Hug your kids at home, but belt them in the car.”

~ Author Unknown

 

 

Safe Kids Adams County

  • Uniting Adams County to fight childhood injury
  • Is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Provides a unified voice creating public awareness in the fight to reduce preventable injury.
  • Unites Adams County groups and individuals to work together to make our community safer for our children.

We Care Because

  • Injury is the leading killer of children between the ages of 1 and 14.
  • Injuries kill more children each year than disease, kidnapping and drugs combined.
  • 7,200 children are killed and 50,000 permanently disabled by preventable accidents.
  • Medical and lifetime costs for permanently injured children amount to billions of dollars.
  • Society’s loss cannot be measured.

We Prevent Childhood Injuries By

  • Donating or establishing discounts for car seats, bicycle helmets, and smoke alarms.
  • Providing safety training for professionals.
  • Providing educational materials and presentations to schools, parents, day care centers, and service clubs.
  • Providing consumer product safety alert information.
  • Participating in health fairs.
  • Working to create public policies which result in a safer environment for children.

 

The most common childhood accidents/deaths are caused by: Traffic Accidents

  • Passenger
  • Pedestrian
  • Bicycle

 

Other Accidents

  • Drowning
  • Fire and Burns
  • Suffocation
  • Choking
  • Poisoning
  • Shootings
  • Falls

 

For more information about safe kids, or to schedule a presentation, email us at: tdietrich@co.adams.il.us or visit Safe Kids Worldwide.

 

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