There is nothing worse for a parent or caregiver than losing a child, especially when the tragedy could have been prevented. Safe Kids Georgia was established 25 years ago as the injury prevention outreach arm and is located in the Trauma Services Department of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Safe Kids fosters collaboration to prevent injuries to children by bringing together a statewide network of health educators from law enforcement, fire departments, public health agencies and hospitals.
Depending on the individual county community needs and resources, Safe Kids coalitions provide direct services in the following areas:
- Child Passenger Safety
- Bike/Wheeled Safety
- Pedestrian Safety
- Home Safety
- Water Safety
- Fire Safety
- Sports Safety
With 30 Coalitions in 62 counties touching 70% of Georgia’s families, our numbers statewide tell a compelling story. In 2014, a total of 230, 000 parents and youth were reached throughout Georgia. Safe Kids coalitions held 2,232 safety events, 5,000 car seats checks, distributed 160,000 educational materials, and provided 22,000 safety equipment items.
Examples of Safe Kids programs that are part of a community include:
- Bike rodeos
- Care seat checks
- Smoke alarm campaigns
- Educational classes
- Distribution of safety equipment
Get connected with Safe Kids Georgia by watching “Imagine”, a short video explaining the sole purpose of our organization. Visit our website safekidsgeorgia.org and like us on Facebook for safety tips and upcoming events. Together we can make Georgia safe for all children!