Presentations

Home Safety

Junior Home Inspector
This 45-minute presentation will engage children in the identification of common home safety hazards. The multimedia, interactive format encourages children to be active members of the family in reducing safety hazards in and around the home. Participants are provided with a mini LED flashlight, home safety checklist, word search puzzles and educational coloring book.

Duration: 45 minutes
Audience: Children 5-9 years old. Appropriate for elementary classrooms, scout groups, and boys and girls clubs. Group size: eight-20.

Who Let the Dogs Bite?
Emergency rooms across the nation see and treat 1000 dog bites a day. This presentation is designed to teach children and adults how we can all be safe with our canine friends. The interactive format includes a visual presentation of dog body language that may say to people “I’ve had enough.” Information is also provided about what to do when a loose dog approaches, and how to safely interact with dogs, especially our own family pets.

Duration: 45 minutes
Audience: Children ages 6 and up, parents and coaches, teacher organizations, scout clubs.

Sports and Recreation Safety

Heads Up San Diego
This 45-minute presentation provides a brief overview of the anatomy of the brain, the mechanics of brain injury and the physiology of recovery. Prevention techniques (creating a culture of safety, proper protective equipment, early recognition and return to sport guidelines) will be presented. This presentation is given in lecture format with a pre- and post-test survey.

Duration: 45 minutes
Audience: Parents and Coaches. Appropriate for Parent Teacher Organizations, club sports, scouting groups, boys and girls clubs. Group size: eight-20

Don’t Over Do It!
Keeping in the game often requires knowing when to step out when you are tired or overheated. Overuse injuries can have long-term effects, particularly in the young athlete. This 30-minute workshop will help parents, coaches and athletes recognize the warning signs of overuse injuries and heat-related illnesses. Creating a culture of safety and encouraging cross-training will be emphasized throughout this presentation.

Duration: 60 minutes
Audience: Parents and children, coaches. Appropriate for parent-teacher organizations, club sports, scout groups, and boys and girls clubs. Group size: eight-25

Join the Web Rangers:  60 minutes

The National Park Service has developed an online program and interactive games to educate young children on keeping safe while enjoying the outdoors. This presentation uses several of these interactive tools in a small group format to provide education on hiking safety and drowning prevention while encouraging outdoor activity. Reading  and games are incorporated into this fun and  interactive program.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Audience: Children ages 5-10 years of age. Appropriate for scout groups, boys and girls clubs and summer camps.

Drowning Prevention

The Safer 3, A Water Safety Program
The Safer 3 water safety program is based on the premise that no one is safe from drowning, but we can make it SAFER by focusing on three key concepts: safer water, safer kids and safer response.  Safer water means knowing there are risks with any body of water (bathtubs, spas, lakes, pools, oceans). Safer kids means that parents should be in constant arms-reach supervision and that the entire family should learn how to swim. Safer response means that families should have emergency plans in place, such as cell phones near the pool, skills in CPR, and first aid. This program uses child-friendly icons and activity books to engage children and reinforce these concepts.

Audience: Pre-school to grade 6; parents
Duration: 1 hour
Class size: Children, six-20; parents, six-30
Visit www.swimforlife.org for more information.

Transportation Safety

Child Passenger Safety
This 45-minute presentation will provide an overview of child passenger safety from birth through the pre-teen years. Material will cover legal aspects of child passenger safety and the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatricians.  Statistics on improper and underutilization of proper child safety seats will be described.  Resources for obtaining low-cost car seats and car seat inspections stations will be included.

Duration: 45 minutes
Audience: Parents and caregivers of children from birth to 13 years of age

Boost ’Em Up to Grow Up
This 15-minute, interactive session will describe the need for children to remain in a child restraint system or booster seat until they are 8 years old or reach 4 feet 9 inches tall. The new law will be discussed, and best practices by the American Academy of Pediatrics will be emphasized. The 5 Step Safety Belt Test will be described, and each child will be measured and take the safety belt and booster seat test to ensure they are riding in the safest seat possible. Participants must bring their vehicle, child, and booster seat to this event.

Duration: 15  minutes
Audience: Children ages 4-10 and their parents and caregivers

To learn more about a class or request a presentation, please contact Mary Beth Moran, Coordinator of Safe Kids San Diego, at 858-576-1700, ext. 3547, or email mbmoran@rchsd.org.