Grandparents Day Postcard

by admin on August 15, 2014

A Sweet Safety Reminder

We have a wonderful safety craft for you to share, just in time for National Grandparents Day. National Grandparents Day 2014 will be celebrated on Sunday, September 7th. Below you will find a postcard that grandchildren can color and send to their grandparents. The front is the coloring sheet and the back includes safety tips from Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California and Safe Kids Greater Sacramento. We know that grandparents are important members of a child’s caregiver team and we want them to give them all of the tools they need to help keep their grandchildren safe.

You can share the postcard with your favorite teachers, day care providers, or any of your colleagues who have waiting rooms where children are coloring. And don’t forget to help your kids send one to the grandparents in your family. We have attached the postcard plus a sample of a completed postcard. The postcard should be printed back-to-back on cardstock if possible.

Grandparents Day Postcard

Sample Completed Postcard

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Heatstroke in the News

by admin on July 9, 2014

SILO-HEATSTROKE_1Recent events have created media coverage regarding a child that may have been purposely left in a car, but this can distract us from the larger problem of heatstroke deaths.  Statistics show that many children who die from heatstroke were left in the car by well-meaning parents that were distracted or had a change in their daily routine.  Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there. Young children are particularly at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s. These tragedies are completely preventable. Here’s how we can all work together to keep kids safe from heatstroke.

Hard Facts

Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle.

Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.

A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

Learn More
- See more at: http://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/heatstroke

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Coalition News – Elections & Bylaws

May 22, 2014

Become a Safe Kids Greater Sacramento Leader! Executive Board Nominations – We are now accepting nominations for our 2014-2016 Executive Board term.  Please see the attached nomination form and scroll down to the second page to see the current list of nominees.  As you can see we have several positions without nominees including Training and […]

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Life Jacket Trade In May 17, 2014

May 9, 2014

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is holding the 15th Annual Life Jacket Trade-In. Events will be held statewide on May 17. One life jacket per family, while supplies last. Safe Kids Greater Sacramento and Radio Disney will be hosting the Trade-In at the Kohls department store at 1896 Arden Way (across […]

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April is Youth Sports Safety Month

April 11, 2014

Did you know that in 2012, 1.35 million children were seen in emergency departments for a sport-related injury? And every 3 minutes, a child is seen for a sport-related concussion. April is National Youth Sports Safety Month so it’s a perfect time to learn a few simple tips to keep young athletes safe so they […]

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March is Poison Prevention Month

March 4, 2014

Let’s face it, sometimes kids get into things that they probably shouldn’t. Here are a few tips to keep little explorers from finding their way into household items that could be dangerous. But just in case, we’ll also show you what to do if your child accidentally ingests something harmful. The Hard Facts Half of […]

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TV & Furniture Tip-overs

January 17, 2014

Buying a new TV for the big game? Secure your new TV so a fun family purchase doesn’t become a hazard. Children like to climb and explore and TVs and other tall furniture can tip over and fall on them. Every 3 weeks a child dies from a television tipping over. Over the past 10 […]

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At Play on the Holiday: Toy Safety Tips

December 10, 2013

The holidays are coming, and with them a long list of shopping To Do’s. it is important to keep in mind that some toys for children can be harmful or unsafe.  In 2010, an estimated 181,500 children were treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when […]

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Walk to School Day Celebration at Camellia Basic Elementary

October 11, 2013

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento participated in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by hosting an event at Camellia Basic Elementary.  Safe Kids Walk to School Day activities are sponsored by FedEx.  FedEx employee volunteers attended the event to show off their trucks and hand out reflective bracelets to students.  Safe Kids […]

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Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time

September 24, 2013

Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation released a new study during National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21) that reports 1 in 4 parents surveyed admitted to not buckling up their children on every ride.  Groups that reported doing this more often were educated, affluent and young parents.  Parents know buckling up is […]

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