Childhood Injury Prevention Program
Establish a program focusing on awareness and prevention of childhood hazards with FSSA's Division of Family and Children.
Extent of Problem:
During state fiscal year 1998, 65 children died as a result of child abuse and neglect, 19 more than in 1997 and the highest number ever recorded in the state.
Work with: a) other state and local governmental agencies; b) community and business leaders; c) community organizations; d) health care and human service providers; e) national organizations; and f) university safety programs to coordinate efforts and maximize state and private resources in the areas of prevention and education.
Identify and, when appropriate, replicate or use successful childhood hazard programs and procure related materials and services from organizations.
Childhood hazards education and prevention program received $5,000 from the State General Fund.