Aligning with national health and safety initiatives including those from US Department of Health & Human Services Stop Bullying initiative, The National Institute of Health “We Can!” program, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, BAPS Charities Children’s Health and Safety Days encourage dialogue between children and their families while providing participants with the tools and resources for a better lifestyle: anti-bullying, healthy life choices, and safety in a technology-driven world.
On October 5, 2013, in Dallas, TX, over 27 health care professionals and specialists volunteered their expertise and time to educate and bring awareness to 140 children and 60 parents. Below are some of the highlights and data of the event:
Professionals present: Primary Care Physicians (2), Pediatricians (4), Physical Therapist (1), Occupational Therapist (1), Child Psychiatry specialist (1), Dentists (2), Dermatologist (1), Pediatric GI specialists (3), Child Development Specialist/ECI (1), ENT Specialist (1), Psychologists (3)
Educational Activities organized: Teddy Bear Clinic, Police Car Tour, Ambulance Tour & Demonstration, Fire Engine Tour, Fire Safety Demonstration, Sports & Fitness Demonstration, BMI and photo ID, General Health Education, Dental Health Education
Educational Lectures: Anti-Bullying, Cyber Safety, Being Healthy
Workshops: Let’s Move! (active lifestyle), Reducing screen time, Nutrition, No texting and driving , Recycling , Gardening and growing food