Specialties & Services — Community & Prevention

Keeping Kids Safe in Suffolk

With injuries being the number-one preventable killer of kids, Stony Brook Children's Hospital has paved the road for pediatric injury prevention on Long Island. Since 1986 we've addressed the local issues that cause the most preventable deaths or serious injuries, including motor vehicle occupant injuries, safe sleep, drownings and falls. 

This all-volunteer organization specializes in outreach and training, and has provided safety supplies such as car seats, either free or at a discount. Educators are available to make presentations to parents, teachers and advocates. They also do "train the trainer" sessions which helps the safety messaging reach even more people in Suffolk County. 

Stony Brook Children's partners with schools, law enforcement, other hospitals, fire departments and emergency services providers, the Department of Health and other public health organizations, private companies and not-for-profit agencies. The all-volunteer trained staff can  make presentations at schools, libraries, PTA meetings, religious houses of worship, and other venues — all at no charge. 

Programs available include:

  • Seatbelt and car seat safety
  • Safety in and around cars
  • Infant fall prevention program
  • Not for a Minute, Not for a Second — water safety for parents
  • What Do You Consider Lethal? — a teen driving program for tweens, teens and parents
  • Safe Sleep — keeping sleeping babies safe

CONTACT: For more information or to schedule a presentation at your organization, call (631) 444-7470, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.