June: National Safety Awareness Month 
Posted on 06.09.2023, Friday

As we step into the month of June, it is important to recognize that it is National Safety Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about various safety issues that affect our communities. At Durham’s Partnership for Children, our commitment to the well-being of Durham’s children and families extends beyond education and support. We take pride in providing valuable advice and resources to ensure the health and safety of the Durham community. In this blog post, we aim to highlight the significance of National Safety Month and emphasize our role in promoting a safer environment for everyone. 

Safety First: A Shared Responsibility 

Safety is a collective responsibility that requires the active involvement of individuals, families, organizations, and the community as a whole. At Durham’s Partnership for Children, we firmly believe that by working together, we can create a safer and healthier environment for our children to thrive in. 

Childproofing: Ensuring a Safe Environment 

Childproofing is an essential aspect of keeping our children safe at home and in other settings. The National Safety Council offers comprehensive guidance on childproofing techniques, covering areas such as electrical safety, proper storage of hazardous substances, securing furniture, and creating a safe sleep environment.   

Road Safety: Protecting Our Little Pedestrians 

Pedestrian safety is of utmost importance, particularly when it comes to protecting our children. We advocate for road safety measures, including safe crossing practices, the importance of using designated crosswalks, and educating drivers to be cautious around school zones and residential areas. The United States Department of Transportation provides resources on fostering a culture of responsible road use, by using these guidelines we can ensure the safety of our young pedestrians. 

Emergency Preparedness: Being Ready for the Unexpected 

Preparing for emergencies is essential for every family. Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters. By being proactive and prepared, we can minimize the impact of unforeseen events and ensure the safety of our communities’ youngest members. 

Durham’s Partnership for Children is dedicated to promoting the health and safety of the Durham community, especially its children. As we observe National Safety Month in June, we encourage everyone to join us in prioritizing safety and taking proactive steps to create a secure environment for our children. Together, let’s make safety a top priority and build a brighter future for Durham. 

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