The Role of Supervision in Injury Prevention

Supervision is often recommended as an injury prevention strategy.  But what does that mean?  When is supervision necessary and when it is not?

Kid Climbing

Please join us for an afternoon with Dr. Barbara Morrongiello, an internationally renowned child health researcher.  Her current work examines the complex interplay between child risk taking and parental safety practices.


Join us Friday, May 31, from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Oregon Child Development Coalition office in Wilsonville.


Who Should Attend?


Anyone that works or lives with children – child care providers, medical practitioners, social workers, home visiting nurses, Head Start workers, Safe Kids coalition members, parents, grandparents, and caregivers.


For more information and to register visit the  Upcoming Training page.  Limited scholarships are available.


Safe Kids Day!   a group of girls run forward as a little boy strolls slowly behind them


Safe Kids Portland Metro hosted Safe Kids Day at the Zoo on May 4th.  Over 9,900 families received safety messages from 12 safety stations.  A big thank you to the hundreds of volunteers and agencies that participated to make this excellent safety event a success.  Other Safe Kids events are being hosted on May 18th in Hillsboro, La Grande, Medford and St. Helens. For more information about these upcoming events, contact Ruth Harshfield at


Your Support Is Appreciated!


Our goal is to raise $4000 to support Safe Kids efforts in Oregon.  We are asking for $10.00 donations to help protect kids from preventable injuries.  Please make a donation by clicking on the coalition of your choice:


A minimum $10 donation could provide 2 bike helmets, a booster seat or blinking lights and reflective slap bands as prizes to children participating in safety activities!


THANK YOU for your continued support of injury prevention in Oregon!    Emotional friends


Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States.  Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury.  Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is led by Oregon Public Health.  Click here for information on other Injury Areas.


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