Safe Kids - Santa Barbara County

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Molly Hawkins, MSN, RN, CEN, Injury Prevention, Outreach, & Education Coordinator | Safe Kids Santa Barbara County Coalition Coordinator -

Cottage Health is proud to be a coalition of Safe Kids World Wide. Our local coalition, known as Safe Kids Santa Barbara County, shares the mission of keeping ALL children safe from preventable injuries.

What is Safe Kids?

Safe Kids Worldwide works to ensure that all children, no matter where they live, can grow up safe from preventable injuries.

Tragedies from car crashes, falls, burns, suffocation, drownings, fires and more often occur in predictable ways and can be prevented with the right education, awareness and planning.

Safe Kids Worldwide works with an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the United States. Our partners are found in hospitals, police departments, fire houses, schools, health departments and legislative offices in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries around the world.

We work together to educate families, conduct research, create safer environments and advocate for improved laws to protect children.

Did You Know?

Together we can change this. Help make every kid a safe kid.

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Preventable injuries are the number one cause of death for children in the United States.

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Around the world, one million children die every year from this epidemic.

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Preventable injuries are the number one cause of death for children in the United States.

What We Mean By “Injury”

When we talk about preventing injuries, we’re not talking about skinned knees, bruised shins and scraped elbows. Those are the telltale signs of a curious child, exploring the world, pushing limits and seeking adventure.

But there are simple safety precautions parents and kids can take to ensure that those bumps and bruises don’t turn into more disabling injuries and deaths. This is a problem we can fix.

The top three mechanisms of injury in Santa Barbara county are:

  • Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injuries

Programs and Partnerships

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Safe Kids Parent Guidebook

Child Safety Guide for Parents

This guide has proven advice and top tips from safety experts to help families reduce risks, prevent injuries and keep kids safe.

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