The Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition was formed in 1988 as part of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injuries, a leading killer of children 14 and younger. Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania is a local, grassroots Coalition that covers Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
The Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition has been chosen to receive a grant to launch an effort to prevent injuries from TV and furniture tip-overs and educate communities by calling on families to conduct a quick TV safety check, which includes the following steps:
Grant funding was made possible by SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide. New research entitled "A Report to The Nation on Home Safety: The Dangers of TV Tip-Overs" was released by Safe Kids Worldwide & SANUS that revealed from 2000 to 2010, on average, every three weeks, a child dies from a television tipping over.
The Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition has been chosen to receive a grant to administer the Use it Right. Close it Tight. Out of Sight. A Medication Safety Awareness Campaign. Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania has joined forces with Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW) and McNeil Consumer Healthcare to raise awareness of medication-related injuries to children 5 and younger, and to work to decrease these preventable injuries by educating parents and caregivers about responsible medication storage, dosing and disposal. The coalition will organize and conduct educational sessions for the target audiences (parents, grandparents and other caregivers) throughout the year.
The Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition will be holding a four-day car seat certification class in October 2013.
When: Oct. 2, 8, 15 and 19
Where: The first three days (Oct. 2, 8 and 15) will be held at CHOP
The last day (Oct. 19) will be held at Abington Hospital
Registration: Please go to the National CPS Certification website to register online. You will have to create a user profile with Safe Kids in order to register for the class. There are 20 open slots for the class and will be closed to registrations once they are full.
Unintentional injury is the leading killer of children ages 1 to 14 years. This year, 1 in 4 children will suffer an injury serious enough to require medical attention. Injuries are the second leading cause of hospitalization and the leading cause of emergency room visits among children less than 14 years of age. Most injuries are easily preventable!
The Safe Kids Southeastern Pennsylvania Coalition is comprised of health, medical, safety and community organizations as well as local businesses working together to fight childhood injuries. View our member directory»
Please call 215-590-KIDS (5437) for more information.