Outreach & Events
Injury Prevention Programs
Injury prevention outreach programs are key to the work undertaken by the Pediatric Trauma Program. These events are designed to educate children, parents and community members on a wide range of injury prevention techniques. Our efforts to provide outreach programs continually evolve to meet the changing trends of traumatic injuries and the needs of our community's children. Our programs are free, but you can support us by making a gift here.
Virtual Car Seat Checks
Due to COVID-19 we have cancelled our in-person car seat check events until further notice. As a result, we are offering virtual car seat check appointments to those who have a car seat and would like to learn how to properly use their seat.
During the virtual car seat check, a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will show you the correct way to install and use your car seat, provide safety recommendations and answer any questions you may have on how to safely transport your child in a car.
If you are interested in this free service, please email us at Mott-Pediatric-Trauma@med.umich.edu subject line: Car Seat Check.
Car Seat Checks
Caregivers work one on one with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and learn how to safely install their car seat into their vehicles, as well as how to appropriately buckle children into car seats. Car seat checks are by appointment only and last approximately 30 minutes per child. Car seats may be available for those who qualify.
Please call 734-763-2251 for more information.
BabySafe is a class that meets twice a month for new and expectant parents. The 2 hour class focuses on topics that pertain to safety throughout the first years of a baby’s life: home safety, car seat safety, and safe sleep. A video-led component of infant CPR and infant choking, with practice on CPR dolls, is also included in class.
Please call 734-763-2251 to register. Please be aware that this is a popular class that tends to fill up several months in advance.
How to Participate
Many of our events require registration or an appointment. Please contact us at 734-763-2251 to inquire about participating in an event. Make a gift to support community programming here.