Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass

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Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass is dedicated to preventing unintentional injury to our community’s children. 

Around the world, one million children lose their lives as a result of a preventable injury. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.  When a child dies, or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But these injuries don’t have to happen. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they’re preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning.

Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass provides adult education classes in home safety and child passenger safety.  We also provide a variety of injury prevention education for ages 3-19.  Our public health educators are available to present safety information upon request.  Please contact our office for more information.

Our goal is to assist the residents of Sarpy and Cass counties in understanding and implementing strategies to prevent unintentional childhood injury.  Through the Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass Coalition, community partners and local organizations join us in that goal.  If you are interested in supporting our coalition, please send your name and contact information to rdysico@sarpycasshealth.com.

 
Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass Contact Information
Rachel Dysico
Health Educator
402-339-4334 x 6976
rdysico@sarpycasshealth.com

 

 

 

 

Safe Kids

  • Our monthly car seat installation appointments are available on the fourth Thursday of every month.  If you would like to request an installation appointment or assistance obtaining a car seat or booster, please e-mail your name and phone number to carseats@sarpycasshealth.com.  You will receive an automated response that includes a link to our online scheduling survey as well as links to online and local resources.
     
  • The Ultimate Car Seat Guide created by Safe Kids Worldwide provides parents with both generalized guidelines for child passenger safety, as well as specific tips based on your child’s age and weight.  Visit https://www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide/
     
  • For scheduled Omaha metro area community car seat check events, click here
     
  • If your organization is interested in offering a parent class on Child Passenger Safety, please e-mail rdysico@sarpycasshealth.com

 

Online Safety Resources

Sparky the Fire Safety Dog – activities, videos, games and apps http://www.sparky.org/

National Fire Protection Association – help teach your friends, family, or students about fire safety: http://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education

Nebraska Regional Poison Center’s Education Page – Not just in case of an emergency: http://www.nebraskapoison.com/publicEducation.aspx

Learn how to properly fit a bike helmet for your child in seconds!: https://www.safekids.org/video/safety-seconds-bike-helmets

Sports Safety 101 by Safe Kids Worldwide: https://www.safekids.org/sports-safety-101/additional-resources

Concussion Guide for Youth and High School Coaches: https://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/concussion_guide_for_coaches.pdf

Safe Kids Worldwide Video Series Overview – Home Safety Information for Families with Special Needs Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9TzO1wCBueU

Pedestrian Safety App from PedSafe