McLeod Safe Kids Named Coalition of the Year

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal has received the Coalition of the Year award, after being nominated by a fellow coalition, their peers, and an overwhelming number of calls and emails from local community members.

The prestigious award was presented during a statewide Safe Kids conference held in Columbia.

The criteria for the Coalition of the Year Award focus on leadership, commitment and engagement. The coalition must demonstrate both exemplary leadership in supporting or ch...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Tips to Prevent Choking, Suffocation, and Strangulation

Like babies, young children are very curious about their environment and will touch, taste and smell just about anything. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following safety tips to keep your home and play areas free of hazards that could choke, suffocate or strangle your children.


Keep small objects such as batteries, buttons, beads, marbles, coins and tacks out of reach (and sight). Do not let children under age three eat small, round or hard foods, includin...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal: How to Prevent Concussions

In recognition of Sports and Recreation Safety month, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following sports safety basics to help prevent future accidents.

A bump, blow or jolt to the head can cause a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. What seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

About 90 percent of concussions occur with...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Sports and Recreation Safety Month

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Sports and Recreation Safety month (April) as well as year-round. Becoming aware of sports safety basics can help prevent future accidents.

Approximately 90 percent of parents underestimate the amount of rest children need from sports. Getting breaks from sports helps avoid overuse injuries, overtraining and burnout.

Acute injuries are usually the result of a single event. Common types of sports-related i...

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