Safe Kids Grand Forks

Events and Classes

Upcoming Events Calendar

Education is a key component to any successful and comprehensive injury prevention program. Safe Kids Grand Forks conducts many classes that are geared for parents, children, caregivers, health professionals, law enforcement personnel and many others involved in taking care of children and youth. Below is a listing of our routinely scheduled classes. One-time events will be listed on the Upcoming Events Calendar with a link to the registration information.

If you would like to request a training for your business, staff, agency or group, please contact us at any time and we will see how we can provide our services and expertise.

Special Events

  • Tummy to Tot Expo/Hands on Learning Fair/Safe Kids Day - We are excited to announce some BIG changes with the Hands on Learning Fair, Safe Kids Day & TheTummy to Tot Expo. We will be combining all three events to make one great big community event for the Greater Grand Forks families to enjoy! You can expect all of the things you love from each event (kids activities, shopping, giveaways, raffles & lots of information!) all at the FIRST EVER - Hands on Learning Fair by Safe Kids Grand Forks! Saturday, April 27, 2019: 10 am-1 pm

Child Passenger Safety Related Classes

  • Alive at 25 - This 4.5 hour defensive driving course is offered to young adults age 14-25. There are classes offered throughout the year - they are listed on the Upcoming Events calender.
  • C.A.R.S. (Child and Restraint System) - This 3 1/2 hour class is designed for foster and child care providers and law enforcement officers. It meets the Minnesota requirement for licensing and for Toward Zero Death grants. The class is offered monthly.
  • Bringing Home Baby- This class is geared for new and expectant parents. It consists of 1 hour of classroom education followed by hands-on assistance in the participant's vehicle to install their car seat. It is offered weekly at various times.
  • Grandparent Basics: Have you heard how much has changed with infant care? Car seats, sleep sacks, and feeding recommendations are just the beginning. This class is designed for expectant and new grandparents and is offered four times a year.
  • Training Course for Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians - Each spring/summer, Safe Kids Grand Forks hosts the 3 1/2 day training course for those interested in becoming car seat technicians. This is also offered in other locations in the state from May-September.
  • ND Regularly Scheduled Car Seat Check-up Events (statewide)- Several agencies offer regularly scheduled car seat check-up events across the state of North Dakota. Click on the link for a flyer with more information.

Home Safety Related Classes

  • BLAST (Babysitting) Training Course- This class is held periodically in conjunction with Altru Health System. There are classes offered throughout the year. Registration is required and class size is limited.  Please call our office at 701-780-1489 to sign up.
  • Home Safety Training - This course is held at least annually by Safe Kids Grand Forks and is intended to train home visitors or agency staff working with clients in their home about ways to keep kids safe in their home environment. Growing Futures credit is available.
  • SIDS Training - This course, while not routinely scheduled, is available for those needing information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and ways to prevent these types of deaths. The class is 1 hour in length and CEU's are available for a variety of providers. Call Safe Kids for more details
  • Safe Kids Top 10 - This course takes participants through the top 10 risk areas that we would encourage parents and caregivers to focus on to keep their kids safe. Call Safe Kids for more details.

Water Safety Classes

  • Kids Don't Float - This is an annual class that is taught in conjunction with UND. We teach 6 classes over a 3-day period of time. The classes are geared for children in the local school systems.
  • Adapted Aquatics Training Course - This course is designed for certified Water Safety Instructors, lifeguards or other persons who frequently work with individuals with special needs (i.e. physical therapists, paraprofessionals, etc.) This course DOES NOT certify attendees as a lifeguard or WSI. It only provides guidance for working with children with special needs in an aquatic setting.
  • Adapted Aquatics Water Safety Classes- designed as an introductory course for children with intellectual disabilities who are in Kindergarten - 5th grade to help get them accustomed to water and steps to keep them safe around water.

Upcoming Events Calendar

Here is a quick overview of upcoming Safe Kids Grand Forks events. Click on the event title for more information about that activity. Note: All Car Seat Check-up events are highlighted in green, C.A.R.S. classes are in yellow, and Bringing Home Baby classes are in blue.

Date

Event

Location

2018

September

Sept. 20 Grandparent Basics East Grand Forks
Sept. 24 Car Seat Check Up - Fire Station 5 Grand Forks
Sept. 25 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Sept. 25 Car Seat Check Up Roseau
Sept. 29 Car Seat Check Up East Grand Forks

October

Oct. 1 Bringing Home Baby East Grand Forks
Oct. 8-24 Adapted Aquatics Water Safety Classes for Swimmers with Special Needs Grand Forks
Oct. 9-25 Adapted Aquatics Water Safety Classes for Swimmers with Special Needs Grand Forks
Oct. 9 C.A.R.S. (Child & Restraint System) for child care providers and foster parents Grand Forks
Oct. 11 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Oct.11 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
Oct. 15 Bringing Home Baby East Grand Forks
Oct. 18 GF County Sheriff Candidates Open Forum Grand Forks
Oct. 23 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Oct. 24 Car Seat Check Up - Fire Station 5 Grand Forks
Oct. 25 Car Seat Check Up Crookston
Oct. 30 Buckle Up for Life Grand Forks

November

Nov. 1 Car Seat Check Up Grafton
Nov. 3 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Nov. 8 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Nov. 8 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
Nov. 10 C.A.R.S. (Child & Restraint System) for child care providers and foster parents Grand Forks
Nov. 12 Bringing Home Baby East Grand Forks
Nov. 17 BLAST (Babysitter training) Grand Forks
Nov. 27 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Nov. 27 Buckle Up for Life Grand Forks
Nov. 29 Car Seat Check Up - Fire Station 5 Grand Forks
Nov. 29 Grandparent Basics East Grand Forks

December

Dec. 6 C.A.R.S. (Child & Restraint System) for child care providers and foster parents Grand Forks
Dec. 8 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Dec. 13 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
Dec. 13 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Dec. 17 Bringing Home Baby East Grand Forks
Dec. 18 Buckle Up for Life Grand Forks
Dec. 27 Car Seat Check Up - Fire Station 5 Grand Forks

 

 

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