Caregiver Education

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The Center for Children's Health is committed to providing education to caregivers in our community. Browse the listings below to find training and events with a focus on keeping our community safe.

Together with caregivers in our community, we want to reduce the effects of ACEs and prevent child abuse, while also promoting and nurturing protective factors.

Taming the Tech Monster

5 min (Virtual - Recording)

This short video will 1) help parents understand the positive and negative aspects of technology use in their families, 2) help parents realize how excessive technology use impacts their child’s intellectual and emotional development, and 3) help parents develop a plan for managing both their use of technology and overseeing the safe, appropriate use of technology for their children.

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What's Driving your Decision? COVID-19 Vaccine Information Training, Webinar 1: "Addressing the Science of the Vaccines & Clinical Trials"

25 min. (Virtual - Recording)

One of a series of trainings committed to providing timely and evidence based information on the COVID-19 vaccine. This video, presented by an infectious disease pediatrician, will look into the science, development, safety, and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States. Hosted by the Center for Children's Health led by Cook Children's, Tarrant County Public Health, Early Learning Alliance, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Follow the links here to register for a vaccine or find a vaccination site near you: :Tarrant County Strong; Texas Health Resources; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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What's Driving your Decision? COVID-19 Vaccine Information Training, Webinar 2: “Panel Discussion: Why did I get vaccinated?”

45 min. (Virtual - Recording)

One of a series of trainings committed to providing timely and evidence based information on the COVID-19 vaccine. This panel discussion includes panelists from varying faiths, organizations, and roles. They will discuss what led to their choice to be vaccinated as well as barriers and challenges they have seen in their respective communities. Hosted by the Center for Children's Health led by Cook Children's, Tarrant County Public Health, Early Learning Alliance, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Follow the links here to register for a vaccine or find a vaccination site near you: :Tarrant County Strong; Texas Health Resources; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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What's Driving your Decision? COVID-19 Vaccine Information Training, Webinar 3: “Myths: Addressing Barriers & Questions”

30 min. (Virtual - Recording)

One of a series of trainings committed to providing timely and evidence based information on the COVID-19 vaccine. This video includes a variety of presenters and will address different myths that have circulated related to the COVID-19 vaccine as well as barriers or concerns that people from different faiths or populations have related to receiving the vaccine. Hosted by the Center for Children's Health led by Cook Children's, Tarrant County Public Health, Early Learning Alliance, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Follow the links here to register for a vaccine or find a vaccination site near you: :Tarrant County Strong; Texas Health Resources; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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What's Driving your Decision? COVID-19 Vaccine Information Training, Webinar 4: “COVID-19 Vaccines & Specific Populations”

40 min. (Virtual - Recording)

One of a series of trainings committed to providing timely and evidence based information on the COVID-19 vaccine. This video, presented by a Public Health Department Assistant Medical Director, will look into specific challenges and concerns that certain populations have with regard to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This video will offer tips and considerations for pregnant and breastfeeding women, people who are immunocompromised, and children. Hosted by the Center for Children's Health led by Cook Children's, Tarrant County Public Health, Early Learning Alliance, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Follow the links here to register for a vaccine or find a vaccination site near you: :Tarrant County Strong; Texas Health Resources; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Basic Child Passenger Safety Awareness Class

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children and their families around the world. This presentation is intended to expand your understanding of basic vehicle passenger safety, selecting and use of car seats appropriate for a child's size, and vehicular heatstroke awareness.

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Clase de seguridad básica para niños pasajeros

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

Los accidentes automovilísticos son una de las principales causas de muerte de niños y sus familias en todo el mundo. Esta presentación tiene como objetivo ampliar su comprensión de la seguridad básica de los pasajeros del vehículo, la selección y el uso de asientos de seguridad adecuados para el tamaño de un niño y la conciencia del golpe de calor vehicular.

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Lifeguard Your Child (water safety)

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1 to 4, and the second leading cause for kids 1-14 in Texas. Join us for this presentation to learn who is most at risk of drowning and what layers should be put in place to protect children and families in and around water.

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Salvavidas a su hijo (seguridad en el agua)

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

El ahogamiento es la principal causa de muerte accidental de niños de 1 a 4 años. Únase a nosotros en esta presentación para aprender quién está en mayor riesgo de ahogarse y qué capas deben colocarse para proteger a los niños y las familias dentro y alrededor del agua.

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Water Safey Education

4 minutes (Virtual-Recording)

This short video covers an educational introductory message on drowning prevention. This includes layers of protection and evidence based best practices to provide a safe environment for children around the water.

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Safe vs. Unsafe Game

6 minutes (Virtual-Recording)

Preschool aged children are invited to learn about pool safety with an interactive game that gives children the option to make choices between safe and unsafe scenarios around the water. Facilitator provides positive reinforcement for safe choices so children can learn the key takeaway points.

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The Water Safety Pledge

4 minutes (Virtual-Recording)

Preschool age children follow along with the facilitator as they learn the “water safety pledge”.

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Aim for Safety (firearm safety)

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

When we have firearms in our homes, we must take certain steps to protect our children from accidental shootings. The purpose of this presentation is not political or whether to own a firearm or not. It is to engage our community, provide education and awareness about firearm safety and safe storage practices, in an effort to reduce child gun injuries.

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Ask the Docs About Prenatal Oral Health: Importance of Oral Health During Pregnancy

1 hour (Virtual - Recording)

This is a 1-hour recorded session for medical/dental professionals. Medical and dental experts will discuss the link between oral health and overall health during pregnancy and how a mother's oral health can impact their child.

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Growing Healthy Kids from Pregnancy & Beyond: What Nobody Tells You Session 1: Medical and Dental Coverage

1 hour (Virtual - Recording)

This is a 1-hour recorded session to discuss the different types of insurance and plans (Medicaid/CHIP), what is covered and key questions to ask your medical or dental provider. These sessions are a unique opportunity for new and experienced parents to grow skills and awareness about a kid's oral health, overall health and well-being.

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Poison Prevention 101

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

Did you know that 9 out of 10 poisonings occur in the home? Join Safe Kids North Texas - Fort Worth as we discuss the three important steps to prevent poisonings from occurring in your home! We will talk about tips for safe dosing, safe storage, and safe disposal of over the counter and prescription medications as well as household products and cleaners.

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Prevención de Envenenamientos 101

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

¿Sabías que 9 de cada 10 envenenamientos ocurren en el hogar? ¡Únase a Safe Kids North Texas - Fort Worth mientras hablamos de los tres pasos importantes para evitar que ocurran envenenamientos en su hogar! Hablaremos sobre consejos para la dosificación segura, el almacenamiento seguro y la eliminación segura de medicamentos de venta libre y recetados, así como productos de limpieza y productos para el hogar.

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Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids

1 minute (Virtual - Recording)

More than 60,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year because they got into medication while unsupervised. Watch this video for tips on keeping your kids safe.

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Safe Storage Tips for Poison Prevention

4 minutes (Virtual-Recording)

Safe storage is a key step in preventing accidental poisonings. Learn the top 3 tips for safe storage of medications and household products.

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Podcast on preventing drug overdoses | Artee Gandhi, M.D.

33 minutes (Virtual-Recording)

Whether it's Tylenol or Fentanyl, Artee Gandhi, M.D. has seen first-hand the damage drug overdoses can wreak on young people. Dr. Gandhi is the medical director of Pain Management at Cook Children's and is a passionate advocate for about preventing drug addiction, ingestion, misuse, overdose and death. She oversees the Safe and Sound program at Cook Children's, which promotes pain management techniques such as massage, yoga, aromatherapy and virtual reality. Raising Joy is part of Cook Children's Health Care System's Joy Campaign, a communications initiative aimed at preventing youth suicides.

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North Texas Poison Center Community Webinar

29 minutes (Virtual-Recording)

March 20-26, 2022 is Nation Poison Prevention Week. The goal of this week is to spread awareness about poison prevention and why it's so important in our community. Lizbeth Petty from the North Texas Poison Center shares about programming and resources available to families and professionals across North Texas. Safe Kids North Texas- Fort Worth led by Cook Children's and the Poison Center work together to educate and provide prevention tools so that communities can be safe from poisonings.

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Safe Baby Sleep and the ABCs of Zzzs

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

There's nothing sweeter or more peaceful than a sleeping baby. But how do you know if they are sleeping safely? Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children less than 1 year old. Many of these deaths are due to unsafe sleeping situations that lead to unintentional suffocation. Join us to learn how to create a safe sleep environment for you infant.

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Sueño seguro del bebé y el ABC de Zzzs

1 hour (Virtual - Zoom)

No hay nada más dulce o más pacífico que un bebé dormido. Pero, ¿cómo saber si duermen de forma segura? La asfixia involuntaria es la principal causa de muerte relacionada con lesiones entre los niños menores de 1 año. Muchas de estas muertes se deben a situaciones de sueño inseguras que conducen a una asfixia involuntaria. Únase a nosotros para aprender a crear un ambiente de sueño seguro para su bebé.

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