Resources for Professionals

Child Passenger Safety Information for Children of All Ages

Virginia Department of Health: Buckle Up, Virginia!
Occupant protection information and resources for Virginia residents
www.safetyseatva.org

Virginia Department of Health: Safety Seat Installation Videos
Instructional videos for installing car seats and restraining children safety
www.youtube.com/user/SafetySeatVA

Virginia Department of Health: Low Income Safety Seat Distribution Program
Information on how to qualify for a free car seat in Virginia
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/child-passenger-safety/low-income-safety-seat-program/

Virginia Department of Health: Prevent Injuries Virginia
Helpful safety information for Virginia residents
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/vdhlivewell/injury-prevention/

Seatcheck.org
Car seat inspection station locator and guide to state CPS laws
www.seatcheck.org/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Choose Child Safety Seats from the menu for helpful information and resources
www.nhtsa.gov/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): List of recalled child restraint devices
www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/childseat.cfm

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — Keeping Kids Safe during Crashes
Helpful information and installation videos for parents
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/car-seat-safety-kids

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Education and advocacy tools, research updates, and peer reviewed publications for CPS practitioners and researchers
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/car-seat-safety-kids

SafetyBeltSafe USA
General information and resources for parents and techs
www.carseat.org/

American Academy of Pediatrics — Car Safety Seats: Product Listing for 2013
Helpful parent guide for securing children of all ages; includes information on travel vests
www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/pages/Car-Safety-Seats-Product-Listing.aspx

American Academy of Pediatrics — Car Safety Seat Checkup
Installation help for parents
https://healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Car-Safety-Seat-Checkup.aspx

Safe Kids — Safe Kids Buckle Up
Helpful information for traveling with children of safety belt age
www.usa.safekids.org/our-work/programs/buckle-up/child-passenger-safety.html

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles — Highway Safety
General traffic safety information and resources for Virginia residents
https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/safety/

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters — Child Safety Seat Information
Child passenger safety information
http://www.chkd.org/Patients-and-Families/Health-Library/Way-to-Grow/Car-Seat-Safety/

Safe Kids USA – Car Seats, Boosters and Seat Belt Safety
Useful resources for parents about professionals about car safety
https://www.safekids.org/safetytips

 

Infants

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — Car Seats for your infant
Guidance, pictures, and videos for safe travel with infants
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/car-seat-safety-kids/car-seat-safety-by-age/newborn-2-years

Safe Kids USA — Child Passenger Safety: Infants
Information for parents traveling with infants
www.safekids.org/safety-basics/babies/on-the-way/carseat-safety-for-babies.html

Virginia Department of Health: Installation Videos for Infants
Video demonstrating installation of a rear-facing infant seat:
www.youtube.com/user/SafetySeatVA
Video demonstrating installation of a rear-facing convertible seat:
www.youtube.com/user/SafetySeatVA

 

Toddlers

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — Car and Booster Seats for your Toddler
Guidance, pictures, and videos for safe travel with toddlers:
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/car-seat-safety-kids/car-seat-safety-by-age/toddlers

Safe Kids USA — Child Passenger Safety: Toddlers
Helpful information for traveling with toddlers
www.safekids.org/safety-basics/little-kids/on-the-way/car-seats-and-booster-seats.html

Virginia Department of Health: Installation Videos for Toddlers
Video demonstrating installation of a forward-facing child seat
www.youtube.com/user/SafetySeatVA

 

Booster Age Children

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Car and Booster Seats for Your 4- to 8-year-old
Guidance, pictures, and videos for safe travel with booster age children
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/car-seat-safety-kids/car-seat-safety-by-age/4-8-year-old-children

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Research Update — Booster Seats
Research update on booster seats
https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/seatbelts/facts.html

SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A — Boosters are for big kids
Downloadable 2-sided flyer with guidance for booster seat use
www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.pdf

Virginia Department of Health: Video for Using Booster Seats
Video demonstrating proper use of booster seats
www.youtube.com/user/SafetySeatVA

 

Children of Safety-Belt Age

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia — Car Safety for Older Children, Teens and Young Drivers
Guidance, pictures, and videos for safe travel with older children
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/car-seat-safety-kids/car-seat-safety-by-age/older-children

Safe Kids USA: Child Passenger Safety: Safety Belts
Helpful information for traveling with children of safety belt age
www.safekids.org/safety-basics/big-kids/on-the-way/booster-seat-and-seat-belts.html
and/or
www.safekids.org/safety-basics/pre-teens-and-teens/on-the-way/booster-seat-and-seat-belts.html

Safe Kids Worldwide: Safety Belt Fit Test
Downloadable flyer
www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/seatbelt

Virginia Department of Health: Video for Using Safety Belts
Video demonstrating safe travel with older children
www.youtube.com/user/SafetySeatVA

Make it Click
A car safety program targeting the increase of tween safety belt and back-seat use
www.umakeitclick.org

 

Information for Safely Transporting Children with Special Needs

Automotive Safety Program: National Center for the Safe Transportation of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Site devoted to providing information, resources, and additional help for safely transporting children with a variety of health conditions
www.preventinjury.org/Special-Needs-Transportation

Dayton Children’s Special Needs Resource Center: Transportation
Comprehensive list of car seat needs for specific conditions
www.childrensdayton.org/cms/special_needs_transportation/index.html

Safety Belt USA: Automobile Restraints for Children with Special Needs—Quick Reference List
Reference list of products for children with special needs
www.carseat.org/Resources/173_spec_needs.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics: Transporting Children with Special Needs
Parent guidance for transporting children with special needs
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Car-Safety-Seats-Information-for-Families.aspx