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  • Child Passenger Safety program at Jamaica Hospital Family Care Center

    "Child Passenger Safety Week purpose is an effort to educate and bring awareness on proper car seat usage and save children lives. National Child Passenger Safety week was held in September at Jamaica Hospital W.I.C Department. Sheila Antwi, educated individuals on the dangers of not having a car seat, the importance of having the correct sized car seat and offered recommendations on choosing the right car seat. The program also included an intimate group session with expected mothers on how to properly put in a car seat followed by a question and answer session. In addition, extra educational brochures were given out to share with family and friends who were unable to attend." - Jamaica Hospital

    The NY Coalition for Transportation conducted a child passenger safety program for clients at Jamaica Hospital Family Care Center. Pictured below Mark Hoffacker of NYTCTS and Child Passenger Safety technician instructs expectant mothers on the correct way to place their infant in a child safety seat.

    Below, Mark Hoffacker demonstrates how to install the base of a child safety seat into a car. Once the base is installed it remains in place and the car seat can be released.