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Center for Childhood Safety


 

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The Center for Childhood Safety acts as a clearinghouse for safety-related information. Core programs include: - Safety Town, a 15-hour summer safety camp, where 4- to 6-year-olds learn safety procedures through their own hands-on involvement - Safe Kids Buckle-Up Community Car Seat Checks and One-on-One Child Passenger Seat Installation and Education - Winners Wear Helmets and Wee Winners Wear Helmets, which is an annual bike rodeo, helmet giveaway and helmet fitting for at-risk preschoolers and third-graders - Safety prevention education on an array of topics, including: water safety, poison and in-home safety, personal safety, pedestrian and motor vehicle safety, safe sleep, youth sports safety, ATV/snowmobile safety, etc. Founded in 1991, as the Bicycle Helmet Safety Coalition, when pediatrician Gordon Haugan, M.D., rallied a group of community leaders following the traumatic brain injury of a bright, young patient. Since then, our scope has broadened to address the fact that 90% of childhood injuries can be prevented. The annual child death rate due to unintentional injury exceeds the COMBINED DEATH TOTAL from homicide, suicide, congenital/genetic defects, heart disease, cancer, vaccine preventable illness, respiratory illness and HIV. The Center for Childhood Safety brings together regional police, sheriff and fire departments, school districts, corporations, health care, social service and tribal agencies. We build relationships with the ultimate goal of eliminating preventable childhood injuries that may lead to disabilities or death. We are the lead agency for the Safe Kids Greater Green Bay Coalition.
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