Campaigns We Support
Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock!
Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock! Month is recognized in August every year to remind people that it is NEVER safe to leave a child unattended in a car. Kaitlyn Russell was an infant who was left in the car by her babysitter, which unfortunately, led to her death at just 6 months of age. After this incident, legislators worked hard to get “Kaitlyn’s Law” passed, and they were successful. It is now illegal to leave a child under the age of 6 unattended in a car, unless someone 12 years of age or older is present.
Injury Prevention Services fully supports Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock! Month and we distribute supplies to local county agencies that also take a special interest. It is important to remind people of this preventable act, and make sure our children are well taken care of.
Suicide Prevention Week
Suicide Prevention Week is September 4th through September 10th this year (2011). The goal is to raise awareness of suicide, and for our department specifically, we will to focus on middle and high school aged students. As part of our Teen Suicide Prevention program, we ask the schools to use that week to create a campaign on their campus. Our hope is to change the stigma of suicide and suicidal problems that teens may have, and educate their peers on different ways to help.
Child Passenger Safety Month
Injury Prevention Month
Public Health Month
National Safe Kids Week
Home Safety Month