About the Video

The video was produced to increase awareness of booster seat use and risks associated with premature graduation of a child to an adult safety belt. The video includes messages of high-threat consequences to motivate action while informing caregivers of corrective behaviors to promote high efficacy.

We want to acknowledge the collaborative effort of the following partners who helped make this video possible.

Safety Experts 
Expert- Law Enforcement
Lee Bailey, Chief Deputy Sheriff
New Kent Co. Sheriff’s Office

Expert- Coalition/Nonprofit
Corri Miller-Hobbs, RN, CPST
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU / Safe Kids Virginia

Expert – Corporate
Georjeane L. Blumling, Ph.D.
National Child Passenger Safety Instructor
AAA Tidewater Virginia

Trauma Nurse
Cathy Peterson BSN, RN, CPHQ
Trauma Program Manager
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Trauma Nurse
Sonya Woronowicz RN, BSN, MSN
Trauma Nurse at Sentara Virginia Beach General

Phillip Thomas, MD
EVMS Pediatrics Resident

Talent & Extras
Family #1
Kelley Davis (mom)
Seth Adrover (son)

Family #2
Bettina Selby (mom)
Kendall Selby (daughter)
Cameron Franklin (son)

Nurse Extra
Kaitlyn Mondejar, MPH
EVMS Pediatrics

Nurse Extra
Erin L. Maple, BS, MPH
EVMS Clinical Research Center

Nurse Practitioner Extra
Hali Thomas, NP-C
Sentara Neurology Specialists

Extras (JPixx)
Heidi Chappell – nurse
Karla Espino- nurse
Kaitlyn Showalter – nurse
Dominique Herbert – nurse

Josiah Marroquin – waiting room scene stand in

Special Thanks
Portsmouth Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services
Tiffany Stuart (EMS)
Curtis Young (Firefighter)

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Lieutenant David McEwen (Police)

Norfolk Police Department
Noah Caesar (Police)

Kaethe Ferguson, EdD, EVMS (residence 1)
Jon Abraham, Jpixx (residence 2)

Acknowledgements & Attributions

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System
– Ridgely Ingersoll, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
– crash test footage showing dangers of no restraint in a crash

Video courtesy of the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics
– sled test footage portraying the differences in movement of a dummy between a booster seat and safety belt

Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
– Computer animation that conveys very clearly the side by side difference between a child in a booster vs. a belt alone

Henrico Police Department
Chief Andrew J. Mitchell, Eastern Virginia Medical School Police and Public Safety
City of Norfolk
Amy L. Ward
Clinical Care Coordinator / Acting EMS Manager
Nurse Consultant-ED, Cath Lab, and Cardiology
Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office
Metro Used Auto Parts

Jpixx Films – Production Company
Jon Abrahams – Director/DP
Glenn Dano – Field Producer
Heidi Chappell – Executive Producer
Ginny Petty – Copywriter
Chandler Perry – Assistant Director / Lead Editor
Josiah Marroquin – Art Director
Jessa Gaul – Camera Assist/Grip
Karla Espino – Sound and Stills
Shay Reinert – Hair and Make up
Dominique Herbert – Production Coordinator
Kaitlyn Showalter – Production Assistant
Dennis Reyes – Production Assistant /Car Assist
Joshua Dano – Production Assistant /Car Assist
Adrian Woodard – Production Assistant
Trent Toner – Sound Design


For additional information about the research supporting the effectiveness of the video, please refer to Will, K. E., Sabo, C. S., & Porter, B. E. (2009). Evaluation of the Boost ’em in the Back Seat Program: Using fear and efficacy to increase booster seat use. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 41, 57-65. 
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