Panhandle Wildfire Relief Resources

Are you looking to help the residents of the Texas Panhandle who sustained losses due to recent wildfires?
Please visit this page for livestock supply points and information on how to make a monetary donation. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service thanks you for your support of Texans.

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Overview

Led by trained educators and volunteers, the 4-H Health and Personal Safety project targets 4-H members, classroom students, and community youth with interactive and fun projects and programs.

Contact

Julie Gardner
Extension Program Specialist, Healthy Lifestyles

Texas 4-H wants to keep kids safe! The Texas 4-H Health and Personal Safety program is designed to provide the necessary resources, tools, and education to teach kids valuable health and personal safety skills. This program reaches far beyond home safety to include safe practices related to, but not limited to driving safety, social media, outdoor safety, and farm and ranch safety. In addition, this program targets activities, curriculum, and learning to address bullying, mental health, and self-esteem to ensure youth are healthy in mind and body!

Led by trained educators and volunteers, the project targets 4-H members, classroom students, and community youth with interactive and fun projects and programs. Through hands-on activities, self-guided research, tours, workshops, and other experiential learning experiences, the foundation of overall health and personal safety best practices are developed!

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  • Course

    This session will explore the topic of using car seats in smaller vehicles. Some vehicles just aren’t suited for car seat use, while other times we can make adjustments to the vehicle and/or select certain car seats to improve compatibility. And, naturally, when multiple car seats are used in one vehicle, fit can become a problem, even in vehicles that aren’t considered tiny. Technicians will learn about general tips and explore some specific examples.

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    This session discusses child restraint energy management, including load legs, European shoulder belt routing, anti-rebound features, crushable frames, internal side-impact protection, external side impact protection, and more. The course features instructor Joe Colella and is approved for 1 CEU towards the required 6 CEUs.

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    This session will cover the proper use of LATCH by exploring the LATCH Manual, revealing more about its potential to help you educate caregivers accurately and efficiently. The session will delve into the many uses for Appendix A, B and C, with particular focus on new and/or updated information in the latest edition of this resource.

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    This course provides information for certified child passenger safety technicians who wish to stay current in their technical knowledge. The course, presented in video format, features instructor and LATCH Manual author Denise Donaldson. This course is approved for 1 CEU towards the required 6 CEUS for re-certification.

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    This course is designed to educate service providers of farmworkers on how to identify challenges and improve services for farmworkers with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

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    A discussion of the effects of common misuse and combinations of misuse and its effect on pediatric injury. An analysis of the data was done to show which misuse is most dangerous for the different types of restraints including a comparison of injuries to children when using optimal restraints, suboptimal restraints and when unrestrained to see if the data supports current best practice recommendations.