The National Safe Kids Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury – the number one killer of children ages 14 and under in the United States.
Safe Kids Southern New Jersey is one of more than 450 state and local coalitions who are part of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
Safe Kids Worldwide was founded in 1987 as the National Safe Kids Campaign by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson. There is no one device or solution to prevent effectively all types of accidental childhood injuries. Instead, Safe Kids combines several factors to create programs that reduce injuries.
While injury is a threat to children everywhere, significant progress has been made to reduce the risks. This progress must continue, and the lessons learned from years of injury prevention work must be adapted to help create a safety culture in every country where it is sorely lacking.
Safe Kids Southern New Jersey's mission is to decrease unintentional injury and death to children ages 14 and under from:
- Motor vehicle crashes and pedestrian injuries
- Bike crashes
- Fires and scald burns
- Unintentional shootings
- Airway obstructions
Ninety percent of these injuries could be prevented if families took the simple steps necessary to protect their children.
Our Grassroots Strength
Safe Kids of Southern New Jersey brings together a cross-section of community leadership including:
- Law enforcement officers
- Firefighters and paramedics
- Medical and health professionals
- Public policymakers
Car Seat Safety Classes, Inspections, and Safety Classes
We offer a regular schedule of free car seat safety classes and inspections throughout South Jersey. These events provide you with the opportunity to meet with a certified child passenger safety technician who will provide you with the proper instruction and installation of a child's car seat. Classes are intended for parents, grandparents and anyone who transports infants and toddlers.
In addition, Cooper University Hospital offers a variety of additional classes on topics including bike helmet safety, summer safety and home safety. Contact us at 856.968.TOTS (856.968.8687) for further information about our programs or to join the coalition.
- BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY - www.bianj.org
The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey is a non-profit organization that brings together people with brain injury, their families and friends, and concerned allied health professionals to improve the quality of life people experience after brain injury.
- GLOUCESTER COUNTY HIGHWAY SAFETY TASK FORCE - www.gcsaferoads.org
The Gloucester County Highway Safety Taskforce is dedicated to reducing the number of serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents that occur in our county. The taskforce is a public/private partnership involving community, government and business leaders.
- SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE - www.safekids.org
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. More than 450 coalitions in 15 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. The organization was founded in 1987 by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson. Safe Kids Worldwide is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C.
Partners in Child Injury Prevention
- Cooper University Health Care
- AAA South Jersey
- American Red Cross-Camden County
- Babies 'R' Us
- Burlington County Department of Public Safety
- Camden County Department of Public Safety
- Gloucester County Department of Public Safety
- The Jake Rogers Memorial Foundation*
- New Jersey Hospital Association
- Maguire Air Force Base Family Advocacy Program
- Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Inspira Medical Center- Woodbury
- United Way Camden County
- Virtua Health
- YMCA Burlington County
Rick Williams, co-anchor of Action News Morning newscast and Action News at Noon, with co-anchor Monica Malpass, joined WPVI-TV, Channel 6 in April of 1988 as a general assignment reporter. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter at WRAL-TV in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, at WOWK-TV, Huntington, West Virginia, and at WUSA in Washington, D.C. He graduated in 1983 from Howard University, Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Jocelyn Mitchell-Williams, M.D., is a member of Cooper University Hospital's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.