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Health and Safety Programs

Mississippi Youth Highway Safety Programs

safety-logo.jpgMotor vehicle crashes are preventable and there are proven strategies that can work to improve the safety of teens on the road. Safe Kids MS offers programs to combat motor vehicle crash injuries and fatalities.

  • Youth Highway Safety class or assembly presentations
  • Class evaluations of knowledge gained and changed behavior.
  • Booths for health and safety fairs
  • Celebrate My Drive Sport Tailgating events
  • Mock crash coordination and demonstration
  • Rock the Belt timed seatbelt competitions for students
  • Battle of the Belts seatbelt observation for school vs. school and then also statewide
  • Simulators for distracted and impaired driving
  • Our team are trained facilitators for the Impact Teen Drivers program out of California and can provide a specialized presentation to target decision making skills of teens with teens
  • Provide a quarterly newsletter called YOUTHLINE

Driver’s IMPACT

Safe Kids MS partners with Mississippi Safety Services to provide a training for teens that have been court appointed to attend a defensive driving class. The curriculum we use is from the National Safety Council, plus mock trauma demonstration and tours of the emergency room, helicopter pad, testimonies from first responders, and crash survivors. The students are reminded of the power of their choices from behind the wheel and as a passenger.

Safe Sleep and Newborn Safety Education

The Safety and Community Outreach program has partnered with Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women to host newborn care and safety classes for expectant mothers in an effort to combat preventable injuries and infant mortality among babies. Services include safe sleep and child passenger safety education.

Classes are hosted monthly in Wiser Hospital. For more information, call (601) 984-BABY (2229).