SCHOOL PROGRAMS INCLUDE EDUCATION AND INTERVENTIONS FOR YOUTH ON A VARIETY OF SAFETY TOPICS
Preventing injury among children and youth requires a combination of providing safe environments and educating them to be safety-conscious so they can recognize and avoid risks.
The Safe & Healthy Communities' School Programs Committee works with parents and our local school system to address safety concerns in the community and provide age-appropriate activities that create awareness among children of the risks in their homes, school, and community. From walking-to-school education to poison prevention activities, the Committee focuses on injury prevention in a variety of areas.
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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Addressing safety and injury prevention among children includes preventing physical injury, supporting their mental health, and improving their overall quality of life. In today's times, there are many areas of safety that guardians and supervisors should be monitoring.
The wide-ranging safety concerns for children and youth include:
Walking to & from school
Seatbelts & booster seats
Fire & burn prevention
Underage alcohol & drug use
The majority of injuries among children are preventable but it is the responsibility of the community, caregivers and educators to ensure that we are providing the safest possible environments for the children in the Assiniboia area. This means identifying and addressing potential risks and concerns as well as working together to provide our children with the proper education and awareness needed for injury prevention.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
Committee purpose: "To promote health among school-age children by providing education, programs, and support for safe and preventative practices."
Providing a safe environment for children is one of the most important things our community can do. The School Programs committee undertakes projects in a variety of areas to address common safety concerns for school-aged children. Join our committee to help provide educational programs and events for our children in the Assiniboia area. For more information on joining the Schools Program Committee, contact the Committee Chair, Barb Compton, at firstname.lastname@example.org