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Risk Watch Injury Prevention

Risk Watch is the first comprehensive injury prevention program available for use in schools. Developed by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) with co-funding from the Lowe's Home Safety Council and in collaboration with a panel of respected safety and injury prevention experts, Risk Watch gives children and their families the skills and knowledge they need to create safer homes and communities.

Risk Watch is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. The curriculum is divided into five age-appropriate teaching modules (Pre-K/Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, and Grades 7-8), each of which addresses the following topics:

  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Fire and Burn Prevention
  • Choking, Suffocation, and Strangulation Prevention
  • Poisoning Prevention
  • Falls Prevention
  • Firearms Injury Prevention
  • Bike and Pedestrian Safety
  • Water Safety

For more information on Risk Watch go to the National fire Protection Association Website.

Another link to Child Safety is Safekids, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.

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- Last Modified -September 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
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