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Description

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pale of water, Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.

Through the age-old fairy tale of Jack and Jill, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Detroit educates children on the importance of wearing their helmet. In our story of Jack and Jill, Jill was riding her bike up the hill with her helmet on, and Jack was not. The story very graphically illustrates how a child’s head can be injured. By using a specially designed egg helmet, Jill sustains no injury from the fall, and Jack without his helmet, cracks.

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Detroit also conducts several helmet fittings throughout the year. In the picture, Barb Schwenn is preparing to fit a helmet to a child’s head. She also explains to parents the difference between the “fat” and “skinny” pads

Contact Information

Sue Smith (313) 745-0072, ssmith2@dmc.org



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Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Detroit and Metro Detroit SAFE KIDS work together to educate and create awareness in the Southwest Detroit community on child passenger safety. Child passenger seat checks are conducted throughout the community for installation education and safety seat inspection.

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Detroit and the Trauma Related Injury Prevention program (TRIP) also work together in providing motor vehicle and bus safety classes in the community schools. The "Rock" and a Power Ranger both demonstrate the importance of wearing your seat belt. The children are asked to participate by acting as a police officer, paramedic and doctor. Children are allowed to watch the accident happen with a seat belt and without a seat belt, and give their own interpretation of the injuries sustained.

Contact Information

Sue Smith
(313) 745-0072
ssmith2@dmc.org



Description

NFPA estimates that U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 378,600 reported home structure fires per year during the four-year-period of 2003-2006. These fires caused an estimated average of 2,850 civilian deaths, 13,090 civilian injuries, and $6.1 billion in direct property damage per year. More than two-thirds (70%) of the reported home structure fires and 84% of the fatal home fire injuries occurred in one- or two-family dwellings, including manufactured homes. The remainder occurred in apartments or similar properties. Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths occurred in homes with no working smoke alarms. January 2009 Home Structure Fire Report NFPA

Similar statistics and a family of six were the inspiration for the Smoke Alarm Installation Program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM).Children’s Hospital of Michigan currently installs long life lithium ion smoke alarms in homes in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck for residents who are in need. The program provides one smoke alarm per level of the home, to include the basement, and education on burn prevention, home fire escape plans and how to test and clean the smoke alarms. Some funds have also been made available to provide a few residents with carbon monoxide detectors and 2nd story escape ladders. Children’s Hospital of Michigan has installed smoke alarms in over 5,000 homes since its grassroots inception in 2000.

The goal of this program is to provide an early warning system for fire to families who otherwise would have no warning system at all. Saving lives is our goal and we will not stop until every family in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck is protected against the ravages of home fires.

Contact Information

Sue Smith
(313) 745-0072
ssmith2@dmc.org



Description

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Detroit along with Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and Detroit Police Department educate young children about the dangers of guns, and the importance of being safe while around them. In conjunction with the education and many of our community events, Injury Free Coalition for Kidsâ of Detroit distributes trigger locks at no cost, with no questions asked.

Contact Information

Sue Smith (313) 745-0072, ssmith2@dmc.org



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Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Detroit together with the children of Southwest Detroit have created a quilt illustrating injury prevention topics. The quilt is displayed at various community fiestas and events.

Contact Information

Sue Smith RN, MSN 313-745-0072



Description

Injury Free Coalition for Kids® of Detroit and the Trauma Related Injury Prevention program educate children on the importance of pedestrian safety through teaching classes on crossing the street safely. The kids are taught “No toes in the road, no toes in the road” and “Look Right, Look Left, Look Right Again, and then WALK across the street.” They also have an opportunity to cross a small plastic street we bring into the classroom.

Along with education in the classroom, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Detroit, Metro Detroit SAFE KIDS, and FedEx sponsor schools yearly for International Walk to School Day. Our program, Walk This Way, was conducted in three elementary schools in the Metro Detroit area. On the designated day, parents were asked to walk with their children to school and observe the route their children walk every day. The children and parents were then treated to a presentation from a local community representative on the importance of safe routes and pedestrian safety. They also received a brief educational session on crossing the street safely. The children were given pencils and reflectors provided by FedEx. The parents were then asked to stay and discuss some of the concerns the children presented. Some of the concerns the children presented regarding their route to school were: Prostitutes Homeless people begging Abandoned homes Burned out homes Packs of wild dogs Overgrown brush Drug dealers Traffic Trash Abandoned lots And much more…

Contact Information

Kristin Rosenthal (313) 745-0072, krosenth@dmc.org



Description

Many first time parents feel overwhelmed and under qualified when they take home their newborn. On the other hand, parents who think they are experienced because they are delivering their second or third child believe that they know how to protect their newborn or may be following family traditions, even when those practices are unsafe. With our Safety Center this program was developed to educated expectant caregivers on five topics related to ensuring a healthy infant. The topics include safe sleep, child passenger safety, nutrition, fire/burn safety and how to cope with the stress of a crying baby.

Contact Information

Kristin Rosenthal, MEd, CHES, CSPT @ 313-745-0072



Description

The Trauma Related Injury Prevention program was designed as a free educational program covering a variety of topics. Choking, suffocation and strangulation; Poisoning Prevention; Water Safety; Fire and burn safety; Motor vehicle and bus safety; Falls and 911; Bike and pedestrian safety; Personal safety; and Gun safety are all covered in the TRIP program. The TRIP program covers Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in Michigan, and any school is eligible for the program.

Contact Information

Renee Schwenn (313) 745-0072, rschwenn@dmc.org



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Lydia Joy Donoghue, MD

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Job Title:
Director of Trauma

Biography:
Lydia Donoghue is the Trauma Medical Director and an attending surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She received her BA in Biology from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. Dr. Donoghue came to Detroit for medical school and earned her MD at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She remained at Wayne State where she completed her general surgery residency as well as fellowships in surgical critical care and in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Contact Information

Email Address:
ldonoghu@med.wayne.edu

Phone Number:
313-745-5839

Mailing Address:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Pediatric Surgery
3901 Beaubien
Detroit MI, 48201


Heather Schaewe MSN, RN

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Job Title:
Program Manager of Trauma, Burn and Injury Prevention

Biography:
Heather Marie Schaewe is Program Manager of Trauma/Burn/Injury Prevention for the Children's Hospital of Michigan, a Level 1 Trauma Center and verified Pediatric Burn Center. She completed her BSN in 1993, received a Masters certificate in Nursing Leadership and Finance in 2007, and Masters of Health Administration and Management in 2010. Heather has an extensive background in emergency room patient care and has worked in the capacity as both Burn and Trauma coordinator, where she advocates for and teaches proper care of injured pediatric patients. She is actively involved in the American Burn Association as a member of the ABA ethics committee, and secretary for the national pediatric special interest group (SIG).

Contact Information

Email Address:
hschaewe@dmc.org

Phone Number:
313-993-2602

Mailing Address:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Pedatric Surgery
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI, 48201


LaToya Cain, AAB, BS-MKT, CPST

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Job Title:
Injury Prevention Education Coordinator

Biography:
LaToya Cain, AAB, BS-MKT, CPST, is a Coordinator of Injury Prevention Education/Outreach for the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. In 2006, she received her Associates in Business from Western International University; in 2008, she received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing from University of Phoenix. LaToya has recently started the Masters Program for a MBA. Since obtaining her position at Children’s Hospital of Michigan she has become a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST).

After serving in the United States Army from 1999 – 2001 and working in the healthcare industry for over 10 years, LaToya is determined to make a difference in her community through education on preventing injury. She understands that, “if you know better, you do better” and that education makes an impact. She is elated to be able to help the community in gaining knowledge on topics that can save a life.

Contact Information

Email Address:
lcain@dmc.org

Phone Number:
313-745-0072

Mailing Address:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Pediatric Surgery
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI 48201


LaToya Cain, AAB, BS-MKT, CPST

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Job Title:
Injury Prevention Education Coordinator

Biography:
LaToya Cain, AAB, BS-MKT, CPST, is a Coordinator of Injury Prevention Education/Outreach for the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program (KIPP) at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. In 2006, she received her Associates in Business from Western International University; in 2008, she received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing from University of Phoenix. LaToya has recently started the Masters Program for a MBA. Since obtaining her position at Children’s Hospital of Michigan she has become a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST).

After serving in the United States Army from 1999 – 2001 and working in the healthcare industry for over 10 years, LaToya is determined to make a difference in her community through education on preventing injury. She understands that, “if you know better, you do better” and that education makes an impact. She is elated to be able to help the community in gaining knowledge on topics that can save a life.

Contact Information

Email Address:
lcain@dmc.org

Phone Number:
313-745-0072

Mailing Address:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Pediatric Surgery
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI 48201


Roberta L. Davis, BS, CPST

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Job Title:
Injury Prevention Education Coordinator

Biography:
Graduated from Wayne State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Mother of Jonathan Daniel a wonderful 16 year old young man and guardian to 3 year old Aveyonna. Currently I am an Injury Prevention Coordinator at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Kohl's Injury Prevention Program. I have been educating the families of the Tri County area on injury prevention topics such as; fire and burn safety, bike and pedestrian safety, 911 and emergency procedures and child passenger safety; with an emphasis on fire and burn safety. I currently sit on the Juvenile Fire Setting committee for Detroit, Treasurer of Metro Detroit Safe Kids Coalition, a certified child passenger safety technician/senior checker and an American Heart Association BLS Instructor. I have presented injury prevention programs at the following national conferences; Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the American Public Health Association (APHA). I have also presented internationally at the European Burn Congress (EBA).

Contact Information

Email Address:
rdavis3@dmc.org

Phone Number:
313-745-0072

Mailing Address:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Pediatric Surgery
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI 48201


Joann Moss, BBA, CPSTI

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Job Title:
Injury Prevention Education Coordinator

Biography:
Joann Moss has been an Injury Prevention Education Coordinator for Children’s Hospital of Michigan since 2003. Joann has become a strong advocate for unintentional injury prevention, collaborating with schools, faith-based and community organizations to provide valuable safety information and related materials. She obtained Child Passenger Safety certification in 2004, certification as an instructor of Child Passenger Safety in 2006 and completed training for the Safe Transportation of Children with Special Health Care Needs in 2008. Joann has gained extensive local recognition for her creativity in developing injury prevention programs and has presented abstracts and conducted workshops nationally for the Center for Disease Control, Injury Free Coalition for Kids®, American Burn Association, Lifesavers, Kidz in Motion, Michigan Injury Prevention and American Academy of Pediatrics conferences. She is the coordinator of Injury Free Coalition for Kids® of Detroit, Wayne-Metro Safe Kids, a member of the Wayne County Traffic Safety Committee, Detroit Seat Belt Awareness Committee and several other community-based coalitions. Joann has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Davenport University.

Contact Information

Email Address:
jmoss@dmc.org

Phone Number:
313-745-0072

Mailing Address:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Pediatric Surgery
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI 48201


Renee Zarr, CPSTI

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Job Title:
Injury Prevention Education Coordinator

Biography:
Renee Zarr is an Injury Prevention Education Coordinator for the KIPP (Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program) at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She has been with Children’s since 2002 and has a passion for her career and working with children. Renee believes “Working with children must be in my blood, my sister was a nurse in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital and working with children comes naturally to me”. In 2002, Renee became a member of the Metro-Detroit Safe Kids, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, and became a certified Child Safety Passenger Technician. In 2010, she became a Child Passenger Safety Instructor. Her greatest acknowledgement is educating students, children and families about injury prevention. She feels that we cannot focus all of our attention on one injury prevention topic, because every circumstance of an unintentional injury is just as important as the others. That is why education to the children, students and parents is the key to opening up their front door and letting our prevention information in. Renee has been installing Smoke Detectors in homes since 2001, before she began working at Children’s Hospital. Renee states, “I love a challenge. My career gives me the opportunity to be creative and to be myself. Working at Children’s for the past 11 years has made me discover the possibilities I have within myself”.

Contact Information

Email Address:
rzarr@dmc.org

Phone Number:
313-745-0072

Mailing Address:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Pediatric Surgery
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, MI, 48201


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