Training & Workshops

Not all trainings are suitable for every audience. Staff members are able to tailor most trainings to meet individual group needs. Some fees may apply. Please contact us at 312.227.6692 for more information.

Child Passenger Safety Classes

For Parents and Caregivers: This one-hour class will help parents and caregivers select the proper child safety seat for their child. Parents will also learn the basics of proper seat installation and fit.

For Child or Healthcare Professionals: This eight-hour class is for professionals who work with child safety seats on a regular basis. This class also serves a good introduction to child passenger safety for someone who might be interested in becoming a child passenger safety technician.

Home Safety Classes

General Class: Learn the basics of keeping young children safe in your home. Topics include window falls prevention, poison prevention, fire safety and more.

Poison Prevention: As an Urban Pediatric Satellite of the Illinois Poison Center, we have a group of poison prevention educators who can educate a wide variety of ages and interest levels about the importance of poison prevention. Most classes are one-hour long.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Classes

Learn the basics of how to keep yourself and your children safe while walking and riding your bicycles. This 1-hour class covers basic rules of the road and proper bicycle helmet fitting. (Helmets not provided). Please call Victoria Salow at 312.227.7081 or e-mail for more information.

We also offer pedestrian safety classes specific to Head Start students. Please call Amy Hill at 312.227.6692 or email for more information.

Playground Safety Checks

Is your child's playground the safest it can be? It's easy to find out. Our staff members provide free, on-site playground safety checks to schools, park districts, preschools, and childcare centers.

Program in a Box

Bring programs and trainings to your community with Program in a Box. The boxes are filled with games, brochures, curricula, videos/DVD’s and many activities to teach children and adults about injury prevention topics. Each Program in a Box is available for check-out from the Injury Prevention and Research Center office.

Programs in a box are available for the following topics:

  • Child passenger safety
  • Spot the Tot (vehicle safety)
  • Water/summer safety
  • Poison prevention
  • Home safety
  • Pedestrian/bicycle safety
  • Toy safety

For more information contact Jessica Choi by phone at 312.227.6696 or e-mail