Effingham, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Heartland Human Services, Effingham’s trusted provider of community based behavioral health services is pleased to announce the Kids In Danger (KID) Workshop, sponsored by Heartland Human Services and Helen Matthes Library. The workshop will be hosted at Heartland Human Services located at 1200 N. Fourth Street, Effingham, IL 62401 on Thursday, June 13th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 PM. This workshop is free to attend, and is ideal for pediatricians, safety professionals, parents, grandparents, and childcare or healthcare providers. Registration is required to attend this event, to register click http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=4680&EventID=170485.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission it is estimated that more than 262,300 emergency department injuries associated with children’s products occur within the United States on an annual basis, and 74% of these injuries are sustained by children younger than 15 years of age. The Kids In Danger workshop is designed to provide caretakers and practitioners with resources and guidance in creating safe environments for children. KID has published a review and analysis of children’s products, and regularly authors research reports on specific hazards.
“We take great pride in offering free informational workshops within our community, in an effort to promote good health and awareness of key issues that caretakers face in the world today," comments Jeff Bloemker, Director of Heartland Human Services. “With the endless variety of children’s products offered on the market, it is increasingly difficult for caretakers to know if they are making wise choices, and we are happy to provide resources to make concerns more transparent”
The Kids in Danger workshop will outline the problem of unsafe children’s products, instruct caretakers how to check for product recalls, offer tools to keep informed on changes, and educate providers about the children’s product safety system. Education credits are available through Helen Matthes Library.
KID’s goal is to create a secure environment for children by ensuring that safer products are manufactured, improving recall effectiveness, and encouraging parents and caregivers to remove dangerous or recalled products from homes and childcare facilities. Learn from the experts and obtain the information necessary to create a safe child friendly environment.
About Heartland Human Services
For over 40 years, Heartland Human Services has been the behavioral health and counseling agency for Effingham County, Illinois. Providing a broad array of behavioral healthcare services, Heartland Human Services vows to serve their community and region with quality behavioral health care and rehabilitative services that assist people in their recovery process. For more information, please call (217) 347-7179, or visit Heartland Human Services online at http://www.heartlandhs.org.
About Kids In Danger:
Kids In Danger (KID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety. KID was founded in 1998 by the parents of sixteen-month-old Danny Keysar who died when a portable crib collapsed around his neck in his Chicago childcare home. Although the portable crib had been recalled five years earlier, word of its danger had not reached Danny’s parents, caregiver, or a state inspector who visited the home just eight days before Danny’s death. To learn more visit us at http://www.kidsindanger.org.
Ula Hynds, Heartland Human Services