Safe Kids USA 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.
Cooper University Health Care is the lead agency for Safe Kids Southern New Jersey. Cooper is home to the Southern New Jersey Regional Trauma Center and The Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper, South Jersey's only state-designated acute care hospital for children.
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.
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.