Safety Education

   Keeping your family and friends safe is always at the top of everyone's list.  Look here for important safety tips we all need to know or remember as well as events occurring here on campus and throughout Baltimore City.

NATIONAL SAFETY OBSERVANCE

February

National Burn Awareness Week - February 4-10th

Proven prevention practices that can take place in the home include properly installing and maintaining smoke alarms, having and practicing an escape plan in the event of a fire, cooking with care, and maintaining a safe hot water temperature. The following CSN resources may help state and local health departments identify additional practices that will support fire and burn safety: 

• Partnerships to Prevent Fire and Burn-Related Injuries Among Children webinar recording

• Fire and Burn Prevention: 2021 Resource Guide

• Tips for Preventing Child Burn and Fire Injuries in Summer blog post

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), in 2021, 9.7% of high school students reported experiencing sexual dating violence and 8.5% reported experiencing physical dating violence in the past year. Strategies that may protect teens from dating violence include teaching them skills for healthy and safe relationships, engaging influential adults and peers to promote social norms that support healthy relationships, and creating protective environments in schools and neighborhoods (CDC, 2017). CSN resources dedicated to providing data and evidence-informed prevention practices related to teen dating violence can be found in the newsletter below. 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month | love is respect

March

Brain Injury Awareness Month | Brain Injury Association of America

National Poison Prevention Week | Health Resources and Services Administration

March 17-23, 2024

Poisoning Prevention - Reviewing Deaths Due to Poisoning, Overdose, or Acute Intoxication | NCFRP

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week | National Institute on Drug Abuse

March 18-24, 2024