Agrilife Extension Resources

We offer a variety of resources to help Texans manage their household. Whether you are looking for basic home safety tips or help to keep your family on budget, we offer a wide range of realistic and relevant information designed to benefit the personal and family wellness of all Texans.

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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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    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.

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    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 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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    A discussion of car seats priced under $150 using a popular interactive game format to explore the different seats available and their features including specifics about their weight and height limits.

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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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    Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death in cases of child abuse in the United States. This 2-hour course will help you better understand the dangers of abusive head trauma and how to take steps to protect the children in your care from this type of abuse.

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    Infants’ experiences early in life literally influence the physical structures of the brain, opening the way for patterns of thought and behavior for the rest of a child’s life. This 1-hour course addresses critical topics related to caring for the youngest and most vulnerable population of children, infants and toddlers.

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    This course covers emergency preparedness plans and is designed to help you understand the process of becoming prepared for emergencies that might affect your program. This fulfills one of the fundamental tasks of any child care provider – to create a safe and healthy environment for the children in your care.

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    This course covers building and physical premises safety. One of the most important responsibilities of infant and toddler caregivers is to keep children safe and healthy. This course is designed to help caregivers identify and remove potential hazards, incorporate healthy practices into the daily routine, and more.