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ThinkFirst for Kids and Teens

It takes only one poor choice to change a life forever. We all have a responsibility to cut the risk of injury to ourselves and others by making safe choices.

Interactive injury prevention sessions for children and young people

ThinkFirst Prisma Health–Midlands Trauma, a chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, strives to prevention brain, spinal cord and other serious injuries through education for schools and community groups.

ThinkFirst for Teens and ThinkFirst for Youth
  • Available as a 45 minute to 1 hour classroom or assembly presentation for schools and community groups. Participants will learn about traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and how injuries and fatalities can be prevented. A Voices for Injury Prevention (VIP) speaker who sustained a brain or spinal cord injury will describe how the choices made by the speaker or others led to an injury and changed life from that day forward. This presentation is appropriate for young people in grades 4–12.
ThinkFirst for Kids
  • ‚ÄčAvailable as a 30–45 minute classroom or assembly presentation for schools and community groups. ThinkFirst of Kids teaches children how to protect themselves and others from injury using an interactive presentation and video, Street Smart: A ThinkFirst Adventure, featuring Street Smart and his friends. Topics include vehicle safety, water safety, bicycle safety, violence and sports and recreational safety. This presentation is appropriate for children in grades 1–3 and can be adapted for pre-K and kindergarten.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these presentations are now available virtually. Please allow 4-6 weeks to schedule a presentation.

For more information or to schedule a virtual presentation, please contact:

Lara Peck, MPH, MCHES
Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Administration
Prisma Health Richland Hospital

To find a local ThinkFirst chapter in your area, please visit ThinkFirst South Carolina or the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation