Purpose and Background
The Safe Kids Collaborative is focused on the prevention of accidental or unintentional injuries among children by working collaboratively to provide education and advocacy efforts to improve safety.
Currently, the collaborative supports efforts in the prevention of poisoning, boating safety, bullying, internet safety, biking safety, and provision and correct installation of car seats for infants and toddlers. Topics may include poisonous plants and deadly look-alikes, bike and biking safety, boating and water safety.
- Car seat checks at multiple community events
- Public child safety messaging about poisoning, boating and water safety, Halloween, Back to School, safe holiday toys and gifts
- Public messaging during Parenting Awareness Month (March) and Child Abuse Prevention Month (April)
Participating Agencies and Organizations
|DHS (Department of Human Services)||NC RESA (Newaygo Co. Regional Educational Service Agency)|
|District Health Dept. #10||Newaygo Co. Sheriff’s Dept.|
|Fremont Police Dept.||Newaygo Police Dept|
|Grant Police Dept.||State Farm Insurance|
|Michigan State Police||TrueNorth Community Services|
|Newaygo Co. Great Start Collaborative||WISE (Women's Information Services)|
|PCA (Newaygo Co. Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect)|
Newaygo Co. Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
The Safe Kids collaborative meets quarterly on the first Monday of February, May, August, and November at 1:00 p.m. at the City of Newaygo offices.
March - Family Expo, Parenting Awareness Month community informational activities
April - Child Abuse Prevention Month community informational activities
May - National Safe Kids Week community informational activities regarding water and summer safety
June - Kids Day in Newaygo with car seat checks, participation in Summer Magic activities to provide instruction on safety topics
July - National Baby Food Festival in Fremont with car seat checks, boating safety class
September - Halloween safety and back to school safety community informational activities
October - Halloween Hallow with instruction in fire safety
December - Safe Toys and Gifts Month community informational activities, Santa's Storybook Saturday in White Cloud (first Saturday in December)