Children’s serves as the lead agency for Safe Kids Georgia, a statewide network dedicated to the prevention of unintentional injuries among children. Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death for children from birth to age 14. In 2012, Safe Kids Georgia, through its 28 local coalitions across approximately 56 counties provided education to more […]Continue Reading →
The2013 Safe Kids Georgia Leadership Conference, held at the Marriott Buckhead was a great success. There were over 70 coalition members, coalition coordinators and other attendees from all throughout Georgia. Multiple topics were presented during the conference ranging from how to handle stress to grant writing and strategic planning. There were several distinguished guests including […]Continue Reading →
Keep your holidays injury-free with these important safety tips
In addition to food, family, and gifts, decorations are one of the highlights of the holiday season. While candles, Christmas trees, and other decorations are part of the holiday spirit, they can pose fire and poisoning hazards, especially to curious children.
The holidays are a time […]Continue Reading →
Dear Friends of Safe Kids Georgia:
Did you know that wearing a bicycle helmet reduces the risk of traumatic head injury by 85%? Or that children using booster seats are 45% less likely to sustain injuries than those using only a seat belt? Or that 1 out of every 4 children needs […]Continue Reading →
Article from AccessNorthGeorgia.com
By: Rob Moore
CLAYTON – On Saturday, nearly 300 children learned about public safety agencies, and what to do in an emergency situation.
SAFE KIDS Rabun County and Home Depot hosted Community Safety Day at Home Depot in Clayton.
Coalition Coordinator Lisa Thompson of Rabun County Sheriff’s Office said […]Continue Reading →
Families Urged to Plan and Practice During Fire Prevention Month
Every day at least one child dies in a home fire. In that same day, 293 children suffer from a non-fatal unintentional injury caused by a fire or burn. In a nationwide effort to educate parents about the importance of fire safety during National Fire […]Continue Reading →
Highlights from this month’s newsletter include:
Child Passenger Safety Week 2012 Safe Kids Wayne Life Jacket Loaner Station Debut Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Dr. Fortenberry’s interview on hyperthermia DI Dash 2012 Star 94 partners with Safe Kids Georgia Safe Kids Dalton receives donation for car […]Continue Reading →
For Release – Immediately
Atlanta, Georgia –Safe Kids Georgia and its lead organization, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, are urging parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed on “National Seat Check Saturday,” happening Saturday, September 22. As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22, 2012), locations throughout Georgia […]
Child Passenger Safety Week 2012
As parents and caregivers you want to keep our little ones safe, whether it’s at home, at play, or on the way. National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22) is dedicated to ensuring you know exactly how to keep your precious cargo safe wherever you go.
The CDC reported that […]Continue Reading →
By Nicole Chavez
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2:25 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012
The cheer of a musical birthday card could turn into a medical nightmare if a child swallows the coin-sized battery inside the card.
Authorities say more children are showing up in emergency rooms after ingesting those small batteries found in toys, […]Continue Reading →
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