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Safety & Injury Prevention

Children's Wisconsin has a variety of safety and injury prevention programming that supports our mission, because we know that kids need healthy families and strong communities to live well. Feel free to share these resources with other members of your school community, including other staff, administration, parents, and families.

Crossroads Teen Driving

Crossroads Teen Driving LogoCrossroads Teen Driving is a Children's Wisconsin program with the goal of improving the health of Wisconsin teens by preventing traffic-related loss. We work to educate teens, ages 13-18, on how their own beliefs, their relationships with family and friends, the communities in which they live, and external social factors and policies influence their driving. We focus on issues most relevant to young drivers, including distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving, peer passengers, seat belt use, and the licensing process. We accomplish this work through partnerships with, and funding by, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Bureau of Transportation Safety, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and State Farm. You can also find Crossroads Teen Driving on Facebook and Twitter

Car Seat Clinic

Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71%. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and seat belts prevent injuries and save lives. Children’s Wisconsin's car seat clinic has certified child passenger safety technicians on staff who provide education and installation support for families on car seats and booster seats. This is a free service provided to the public and can be scheduled by calling Children’s Wisconsin’s Central Scheduling Department at 414-607-5280.

If a family does not have a car seat for their child, they can make an appointment at Children’s Wisconsin’s car seat clinic for a low cost car seat. This can be scheduled by calling Children’s Wisconsin’s Central Scheduling department at 414-607-5280.

For a listing of all the agencies in the Southeast Wisconsin region providing car seat installation services, see this Permanent Fitting Station Listing.


Safe Kids Wisconsin

Safe Kids Wisconsin LogoChildren’s Wisconsin is the lead agency for Safe Kids Wisconsin, which is the state office for 12 local Safe Kids coalitions in Wisconsin. 

  • Safe Kids Greater Green Bay
  • Safe Kids Fox Valley
  • Safe Kids La Crosse Coulee Region
  • Safe Kids Madison Area
  • Safe Kids Marinette County
  • Safe Kids Monroe Area (Green County)
  • Safe Kids Oconto County
  • Safe Kids Portage County
  • Safe Kids Racine County
  • Safe Kids Wausau Area
  • Safe Kids Wood County

Each coalition provides education programs within their communities for caregivers and children to help decrease the number of preventable injuries and deaths in youth 0-19 years. A number of educational tools and resources are available through Safe Kids Wisconsin on areas related to preventable injury, including motor vehicles/car seats, in-home, and recreational.

Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin

Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin LogoChildren's Wisconsin is the lead agency for Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin, a coalition committed to decreasing the number of unintentional injuries and deaths in youth 0-19 years. The coalition consists of a team of dedicated community organizations and volunteers from Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties. The coalition has four action committees:

  • Home Safety
    • Airway Obstruction Safety
    • Burn Prevention
    • Delivering Fire Prevention
    • Dog Bite Prevention
    • Fall Prevention   
    • Fire Prevention 
    • Furniture Tip-Over Prevention
    • Gun Safety  
    • Poison Prevention
    • Safe Sleep   
    • Water Safety
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
    • Distracted Walking
    • Safe Kids Walk This Way/International Walk Your Child to School Day  
    • Halloween Safety
  • Play Safety
    • Bike Helmet and Wheeled Sport Safety
    • Playground Safety
    • Sports Safety  
    • Winter Safety
    • Winners Wear Helmets


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