Bicycle Safety Education
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Phoenix
Bicycle safety education is provided to students in classroom presentations and to the community in general by the Barrow Community Education, Outreach and Prevention Programs. The mission is to provide a full continuum of programs to educate individuals of all ages, community leaders and public policy makers on how to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries. Bicycle safety is an integral parts of the Helmet Your Head and ThinkFirst programs taught by the Barrow Community Education, Outreach and Prevention staff.
Helmet Your Head uses a curriculum approach focusing on the prevention of head and traumatic brain injuries. Students learn about the consequences of sustaining severe brain injury in common everyday activities such as bicycling, roller-blading, skateboarding, horseback riding, rock climbing and other sports. The target audience is kindergarten to 12th grade students, their parents and teachers.
ThinkFirst for Kids is a literacy-based curriculum presented in a classroom format and is fully integrated into the elementary school curriculum. Each grade (1-3) has a separate curriculum and an array of classroom activities designed specifically for the grade level. Activities are designed to be integrated into various core subjects, such as literature, mathematics and science. The goal is to help students develop safety habits that will minimize their risks of sustaining a brain, spinal cord or other traumatic injury. The intent is to make the learning experience fun, yet meaningful, and to involve not only students, but teachers, parents and the community as well. This program is available in Spanish. The target audience is 1st to 3rd grade students, their parents and teachers.
ThinkFirst for Teens focuses on the most common causes of death and permanent injury such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, recreational and water-related injuries, falls, and bicycle and motorcycle crashes. The goals of the ThinkFirst program are to increase awareness of everyday injury risks and to promote safety habits that will continue throughout life. The target audience is middle, junior and senior high students.
Barrow Neurological Institute serves as the statewide training center for the ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Programs.
For more information about the Barrow Prevention Programs, please visit our web site at www.thebarrow.com/prevention.
Contact InformationLucy Ranus, RN, BSN
Barrow Community Education, Outreach and Prevention Programs
(602) 406-3868 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org