Our Pediatric Injury Prevention Program and Safe Kids Dauphin County work to prevent the number and severity of childhood injuries through education and advocacy.
- Child safety seat inspection stations
- Bike and sport safety
- Safe Sitter, a babysitter training class
Educators in the program can also present on a variety of safety and injury prevention topics at school or community events.
PRO Wellness Center
Part of the Penn State College of Medicine, the PRO Wellness Center is committed to educating and inspiring youth and their families to live healthier lives through exercise and proper nutrition. Through the Kohl’s Healthy Champions Program, the center partners with schools to prevent obesity. Participants are recognized as champions and are equipped with resources to practice good nutrition and active living.
Center for Protection of Children
The Center for the Protection of Children brings together a team of pediatricians, researchers, educators, lawyers, psychologists, social workers, and bioethicists to conduct child abuse research, education, and advocacy. The center operates a clinic for the medical and mental health needs of vulnerable children and runs the Look Out for Child Abuse website, which includes Pennsylvania's only web-based tool for reporting suspected abuse.
Shaken baby syndrome prevention
The Pennsylvania Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program works to eliminate a severe form of child abuse, shaken baby syndrome (SBS), that can lead to brain damage or death. Our nurse coordinators provide Pennsylvania State Nurses Association-approved SBS training to all children's and birthing hospitals and free-standing birth centers in Pennsylvania.