Injury Prevention Program
Free Injury Prevention Community Programs
Richmond University Medical Center provides free community programs to educate kids, teens, and adults on a variety of safety issues and injury prevention topics. The safety of our community is extremely important. While not all injuries and accidents can be prevented, many can be avoided. That’s why our Trauma Team is dedicated to promoting injury prevention throughout Staten Island.
Here’s an overview of the community programs we currently offer:
Pediatric trauma programs cover prevention topics for toddlers and kids. The material is specifically designed to help a younger audience understand the topics and issues being discussed:
- Teddy Bear Clinic: Kids care for their own teddy bear to help reduce healthcare anxiety.
- Baby B-Con: The basic A-B-Cs on bleeds and how to stop them.
- Pedestrian Safety: Street safety information and rules.
- Stranger Danger: How to recognize strangers and create a safe play environment.
- Helmet and Bicycle Safety: Safety tips, hand signals, road rules and proper helmet fit.
- Water Safety: Tips for everything from baths to swimming.
Teens are faced with unique challenges involving substance abuse, peer pressure and Internet safety. These programs equip them with the tools they need to stay safe and improve emotional well-being:
- The 4 D’s of Dangerous Driving: Drunk, Drugged, Distracted and Drowsy: Discusses safe driving measures.
- Teen-B: The basic A-B-Cs on bleeds and how to stop them.
- Communication and Conflict Resolution: Effective communication and de-escalation techniques to prevent physical aggression.
- Cyberbullying and Social Media Safety: How to recognize and stop cyberbullying.
- Faces of Peer Pressure: Discusses the effects of peer pressure and substance abuse and how to resist.
Adult programs help educate everyone from new parents to the elderly on how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe:
- Tai Chi for Arthritis: CDC-approved fall prevention program that covers 12 fundamental Tai Chi movements, plus a warm up and cool down.
- Medication Education: Explains how to use medication correctly to reduce harm.
- Home/Recreational Safety: Identifies actual and potential safety risks for the elderly both inside and outside the home.
- BCon: How to respond to and stop life-threatening bleeds.
- Car Seat Passenger Safety Checks: A certified passenger safety technician inspects infant and child car seats.
How to Participate
No matter which program you select, each runs approximately two hours depending on group size. To request a presentation of the programs, fill out the form below. For more information, please contact Richmond University Medical Center Trauma Program Manager, Dan Scullin, at dscullin@RUMCSI.org or 718-818-2902.