Clinic in the Park’s Boosters in a Bag project was established to ensure children are riding correctly in every car on every trip. The project educates caregivers on the importance of a properly fitted vehicle safety belt and provides booster seats to children in need.
The project is a cornerstone of our American Academy of Pediatrics community engagement initiatives focused on our most vulnerable Orange County Families. We support enhanced education of all parents and caregivers as part of our advocacy to ensure the safety of our community’s youth.
The Boosters in a Bag project helps meet the needs of families every step of the way. We partner with collaborators, including but not limited to family resource centers, school districts, clinics, community-based nonprofit organizations and local police and public safety departments that provide services to children and families. Our partners and our pediatricians identify families in Orange County with children who are in need of a car seat or booster seat.
We include parent drivers or parents who rely on others to transport themselves and their children. These parents are contacted and provided a link to a short, comprehensive, and self-guided online educational course.
The course is available in English and Spanish and covers:
- Current California child passenger laws
- The purpose of a booster seat
- How to use a booster seat
- When to transition out of a booster seat into a properly fitted safety belt
Once the course is complete, families are scheduled for a quick and convenient curbside pickup of their “Booster Seats In A Bag” which includes a new booster seat, child passenger safety educational materials for drivers, and supplies for their child passenger to create a safety message.
The “Booster Seats In A Bag” project is a cornerstone of our American Academy of Pediatrics community engagement initiatives focused on our most vulnerable Orange County Families. We support enhanced education of all parents and caregivers as part of our advocacy to ensure the safety of our community’s youth.
To download the English version of our handout, click here.
To download the Spanish version of our handout, click here.
Contact our office if you are interested in our child passenger safety project, with Erin Malone MPH, certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor at (949) 752-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.