Watch the premier of Safe Kids Orange & Chatham Counties' summer safety video. Featuring several of our coalition partners, we are sharing local agencies' top tips for having a fun and injury free summer. The video features water safety, sport safety, bike safety, heatstroke prevention, hydration safety, stranger safety, travel safety and social media, campfire safety, firework safety, and child passenger safety. Community partners featured in the video include: Army Corps of Engineers, Chatham Soccer League, Goldfish Swim School, NFPA,…
The Mayor of Carrboro, NC and Mayor of Hillsborough, NC are declaring May 30th, 2020 as 'Hot Car Awareness' Day. Participate by reminding your community members, family, and friends to never leave their child alone in a car and to lock your car so kids can't crawl in and get trapped inside. For social media content and more information on hot car deaths please visit our child passenger safety page.
Orange County Gun Safety Team & Durham County Gun Safety Team Are Reminding You to Always 'Just Ask' About Safe Firearm Storage When Children Are Visiting Other Families' Homes. https://vimeo.com/showcase/7251192
Facebook Live Event: Ask Us About Safety! SK Coalition Members are Here to Answer Any Questions from Parents About Keeping Kids Safe!
With all the stressors of Covid-19, we know our community's parents and caregivers could use some help! Coalition members from across Chatham are going Live to answer questions about safety including water safety, car seat safety, substance abuse and alcohol, childproofing your home, play and sport safety and anything else you need to know! You can ask questions in advance by posting following this link to the event page and commenting. https://www.facebook.com/events/785324905342925
This week is Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week! Educate yourself and your family on car seat safety by participating in the North Carolina car seat safety Flip Hunt! Between Sept. 21st and Oct. 21st, you and your family can participate in this virtual scavenger hunt using Flip Grid, an educational video discussion platform! Learn more about being safe in the car and win prizes from your local Trauma Center by participating in the Flip Hunt. Go to this link to…
Is Your Child Ready to Face Forward in the Car? Learn how to keep your kid safe as they graduate from their older training seats in our Facebook Live Event with Brenner Children's Hospital Trauma Program. We’ll be partnered with car seat technicians to show you how to choose the safest seat for your child and how to use it on September 23 from 12 to 12:45 p.m. We encourage you to submit questions and we will answer them for…
Growing older? Think falls are inevitable? There are ways to prevent falls! On September 24th at 11:15 a.m., we’ll be partnered with the Chatham Council on Aging for a falls prevention Q&A on their Facebook page. Link
On September 24th from 1 to 1:45 p.m., we’ll be partnering with the Orange County Department on Aging to discuss five ways to stop falls at home. Occupational therapist Marie Dagger and UNC Injury Prevention Coordinator Lindsay Bailey will discuss key areas to focus on as you work towards staying safer at home. Questions and discussion encouraged! Go to https://server4.orangecountync.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html and search “prevent” to find and register for the event.
Take advantage of FREE opportunities to SAFELY dispose of expired or no longer needed medications! Two upcoming opportunities to drop off your medication include: WHEN and WHERE March 25, 2021 at Seymour Center, Chapel Hill from 10am - 1PMn March 27, 2021 at Harris Teeter, Carrboro 10 am - 12n CHECK BACK For MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN MARCH