Safe Kids New Hampshire
SKNH serves as a hub for communication and collaboration for people and organizations in New Hampshire who are interested in preventing accidental childhood injury, the leading cause of death in children 14 and under.
SKNH is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of similar organizations with a common mission. Safe Kids NH was founded in the 1990's with the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) as the lead organization.
Why is injury prevention important?
Many injuries and deaths are preventable. We believe that all New Hampshire children should grow up safe and injury free. Please join us at our quarterly meetings or call us to learn more about what risks NH children face and what you can do to help.
Safe Kids New Hampshire focuses on:
- Child passenger safety
- Bike and pedestrian safety
- Drowning prevention
- Fire prevention
- Prevention of unintentional injury
See our Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Safe Kids Meetings - Call for dates/locations
Contact us at: (603) 308-2253 or 1-877-783-0432 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abusive Head Trauma in New Hampshire: Recognition, Prevention and Reporting
This module was designed to provide free, web-based injury prevention training for those who interact with infants in the home and child care centers. This module will help you learn about and recognize:
- when an infant may be at risk for serious physical abuse
- what Abusive Head Trauma is
- explains the concept of sentinel injuries
- the Period of PURPLE Crying and understanding the relationship between infant crying and abusive head trauma.
- who is required to report suspected child abuse or neglect in New Hampshire
- how to make report
Infant Toddler Injury Prevention Module
This learning module was designed to provide a free, web based injury prevention learning module for those that interact with young children in the home. The module covers leading causes of injury among children, strategies for prevention, discusses responsibility of home visitors in identifying risks and how to address risk with caregivers. This is appropriate for individuals who provide early childhood services including, but not limited to, home visiting, child care, Head Start and early supports and services. The module takes approximately one hour to complete. The module also provides a certificate of completion after successfully completing knowledge check at end of session.