Safe Kids Vermont
Safe Kids Vermont is a coalition of individuals and organizations across the state of Vermont dedicated to keeping children and teens healthy and safe by preventing injury. Safe Kids Vermont was founded in 1990, and the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital is proud to be the lead organization for the coalition.
Safe Kids Vermont is where global meets local as part of the Safe Kids Worldwide international network of coalitions and partners in more than 30 countries. Explore the Safe Kids Worldwide website for more information and resources on their global efforts.
Our partners are passionate about preventing the injuries that impact Vermont youth. To learn more about our partners and the services they provide to families and communities across Vermont, check out our partner resource guide.
Are you or your organization interested in joining Safe Kids Vermont or attending one of our quarterly meetings? Contact SafeKidsVTuvmhealth [dot] org to join our mailing list.
We Have a Little Emergency
After a crash, adults may be unable to relay key health information about the children in their vehicle to first responders. We Have a Little Emergency (W.H.A.L.E.) is a nationally recognized program that easily provides first responders with the information they need to provide children with the best possible care. Safe Kids Vermont and Emergency Medical Services for Children, with the support of the Children’s Miracle Network, have brought this program to Vermont.
Preparing for Baby
Expecting a new baby in your family can be exciting, but it can also bring out feelings of worry and anxiety. New parents and caregivers, including grandparents, aunts and uncles, and family friends, may feel overwhelmed by the amount of topics and opinions on how to keep baby safe and well.
The Preparing for Baby booklet was compiled by the Safe Kids Vermont partners as a one-stop safety resource for families expecting a baby. There are injury prevention tips for pregnant individuals and great information on how to keep baby safe before they are born through the toddler years!
Safe Kids Vermont provides a variety resources for parents and caregivers to help them keep kids safe from preventable injuries.
- Safe Storage (PDF)
- Safe Sleep - English (PDF)
- Safe Sleep - Burmese (PDF)
- Safe Sleep - French (PDF)
- Safe Sleep - Nepali (PDF)
- Safe Sleep - Maay Maay (PDF)
- Safe Sleep - Somali (PDF)
- Safe Sleep - Spanish (PDF)
- Safe Sleep - Swahili (PDF)
- Grandparent Refreshers During COVID-19:
Our Safe Sleep demonstration kit comes with all materials to demonstrate a safe sleep environment for an infant, including:
- A doll-size pack ‘n play
- An infant-size doll
- A sleep sack and summer onesie
- A stuffed animal
- A blanket
The kit can be borrowed for educational or community events. To reserve the kit, contact SafeKidsVTuvmhealth [dot] org.
Interested in having Safe Kids Vermont present at your Health Fair or Safety Day? Contact us at SafeKidsVTuvmhealth [dot] org.
Are you or your organization interested in joining Safe Kids Vermont or attending one of our quarterly meetings? Contact SafeKidsVT [at] uvmhealth.org to join our mailing list.