Child Passenger Safety Seat 101
Updated: Jul 17
Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2018, 636 children 12 years old and younger died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and more than 97,000 were injured. Of the children 12 years old and younger who died in a crash in 2018 (for which restraint use was known), 33% were not buckled up. Whenever you are traveling on the road, make sure children ages 12 and under are always properly buckled in the back seat in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their weight, height, and age reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries by up to 80%. (CDC Sources).
The Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center will be hosting a webinar on Child Passenger Safety Seat 101 by Jill Braselton, RN, BSN. Jill is the Team Lead Outreach for Injury Prevention at Northwestern Medicine in the suburbs of Chicago, overseeing ThinkFirst programming for multiple hospitals within the health system. She is also the ThinkFirst Chapter Director for Illinois, a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and teaches ThinkFirst for your Baby and other classes on Child Passenger Safety.