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Trauma Injury Prevention

We believe that the best way to treat an injury is to prevent one from happening. The Injury Prevention Program is committed to preventing injuries and deaths. The Kessler Trauma Program offers these injury prevention programs:

Injury Free Coalition for Kids

Distracted Driving

This teen driving program is held at regional high schools and youth groups and aimed at teenage drivers and passengers.  The goal of this program is to present teenagers with the dangers of reckless and distracted driving to reduce the number of motor vehicles crashes.  During this course, teenagers learn the different types of distractions that threaten their safety on the roadway.  Teens also learn how the graduated driver’s license program minimizes their threat of motor vehicle crash if restrictions are followed correctly.  The presentation is engaging to optimize participation and create a long lasting impression.

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Safety Tips for Teenage Drivers

As a parent, you have a responsibility to keep your teenage drivers — and those they share the road with — safe. Discuss and comply with the NYS Graduated Driver Licensing Law. Talk to your kids about good driving practices.

These teen driving safety tips will help get the conversation started.

Elderly Home Care Safety Checklist

The risk of falling is not the only hazard faced by the elderly. There are many risks and precautions worth knowing about to keep senior citizens safe, especially if they are living independently. They range from ensuring adequate lighting over stoves to having emergency numbers next to every phone. Others include wearing proper shoes, padding sharp corners of low-rise furniture, keeping space heaters at a safe distance from flammable materials, and more.

Elderly Safety Checklist

Contact Us

Please call us at (585) 275-8000 to schedule a presentation from one of the above programs at your school or organization, or to request additional information.