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CPSW 2020

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Child Passenger Safety Week: September 20-26, 2020! 

How will you participate?

 

Every year, Child Safety Link and our Atlantic Canadian partners celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week to highlight how we can better protect children in vehicles.  

 

This year’s theme is “The Right Seat.” We will focus on how to know that a child is in the appropriate seat for his or her age and stage and highlight common errors to watch out for. We also want to bring awareness of the importance of using car seats and booster seats to newcomer families. As always, we will direct families to where they can find help through the support of community partners.  Together we can support families to choose the right seat and use it safely.

 

Remember that any activity promoting child passenger safety is welcome and celebrated this week and the whole month of September!  

 

 

*NEW* Resource for families: 
Road Map: Is your child in the right seat? (poster)
Feuille de route: Votre siège d’auto convient-il à votre enfant (affiche)

 

 

 

I am a technician or advocate.  What can I do? 
We know that this year is different. In the past we have promoted toolkits to support a roadside check event with law enforcement, a booster seat presentation at your local school or a car seat check event or clinic in your community.  This year we will all be looking online for new and creative ways to reach families with social media posts, videos and other ways to answer questions and promote safety in the car. 

 

Sign up for the Car Seat Connection Newsletter: Click here.

 

View the Child Safety Link resources for families including videos, a postcard and tear-off sheets for each stage. Currently available in English, French & Arabic.
– Order print versions of these resources for free within the Atlantic provinces.

 

If you need advice, resources or have questions please feel free to contact our Health Promotion Specialist for Child Passenger Safety, Katherine Hutka at katherine.hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca or by calling (902) 470-7324 or toll free in the Maritimes 1-866-288-1388.

 

Additional resources:

Let the world know about how your organization is recognizing Child Passenger Safety Week with the CPSW 2019 Media Release Template for Partners

Resource for families:

Top 5 for a safe ride (checklist)  en français  

 

 

 

Resource for professionals: 

Kids in Cars in Atlantic Canada: what you need to know (info-graphic)
* Sources cited document available here: references

 

 

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