The Utah Department of Public Safety/Highway Safety Office, Primary Children’s Medical Center, and SAFE KIDS Utah are pleased to offer a two-day Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs Technician Training in Utah entitled:
"Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs"
This course is designed to serve as an enrichment course for child passenger safety technicians who are interested in learning more about special needs transportation. This two-day training combines classroom lectures and discussions with hands-on exercises. During the training, participants will be introduced to medical conditions that can impact restraint selection and have the opportunity to investigate and install specialized restraint systems. The training concludes with a proficiency exam that evaluates the student's ability to assess appropriate restraints and to demonstrate proper use and installation.
The course will be held August 11th & 12th at Utah Highway Patrol Section IV Building, 5681 So 320 W, Murray, Utah. We are honored to have Dr. Marilyn Bull from Riley Children’s Hospital agree to be instructor for this training, along with assistant instructors Janet Brooks and Marilyn Morris from Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Bull developed the Children with Special Needs Curriculum. Janet Brooks is the Child Advocacy Manager at Primary Children’s Medical Center, member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board, Co-chair of SAFE KIDS Utah, as well as a national Child Passenger Safety Instructor and Special Needs Instructor. Marilyn is the office coordinator in Child Advocacy and Public Relations at Primary Children’s Medical Center, a nationally certified child passenger technician, and has a great deal of hands on experience in transporting children with special health care needs. This means you have the best Special Needs instructor’s in the nation teaching you techniques in a very specialized field.
Class size is limited for this course. If you are interested in attending, please download, complete the enclosed application form and submit it to: DPS/PDC Rhonda Parker, 410 West 9800 South, Sandy, UT 84070. Registration costs for this special training is $60.00. The fee includes lunch and breaks for both days. Please submit payment with your registration form made payable to Safe Kids Utah. Applications and fees must be received no later than July 23, 2008. You will receive a confirmation letter. Those people who have never taken the Special Needs Training will have first priority. Space permitting, those who have taken the training previously, will be given the remaining slots.
Due to limited funds, we are asking that those needing a hotel room to attend this course be responsible for their own hotel costs. If you do not have the ability to pay the costs for a motel, you may submit a written statement requesting assistance with reasoning for the needed assistance. A review of this statement will determine acceptance of your request. A block of rooms has been reserved under “Special Needs Training” at Crystal Inn, 818 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107, 801-865-9300. The cost is $80.00 per night at state rate.
If you have questions or concerns, please call Rhonda Parker at (801) 256-2331. We welcome your participation in this very special training for children needing your special assistance.
Senior Checkers ensure that the education received by
parents and caregivers is up-to-date and consistent with current
best practices. A Senior Checker is well-trained and experienced in
addressing many child passenger safety issues. She must ensure that
every child leaves the event as safely as possible, so choosing
someone who is knowledgeable, reliable and a good communicator is
critical. Although the national SAFE KIDS BUCKLE UP team reviews
Senior Checker applications, coalition coordinators and child
passenger safety specialists know their local applicants’ abilities
best, so exercise discretion in submitting applications.
Each child safety seat inspected at SAFE KIDS BUCKLE UP
events (including registry events), must ultimately be
double-checked by a National SAFE KIDS Campaign-approved Senior
Checker. Even when other checkers are well versed and experienced, a
second set of eyes may catch inadvertent errors or see alternative
solutions. Senior checkers should be clearly identified at events
(introduced at pre-event meetings, wearing special "uniforms,"
wearing laminated name badges, etc.)
Senior Checker Skills
§Is the applicant currently
certified as a CPS technician or a CPS
§Has the applicant continued to
receive updated CPS information (participated in national/regional
conferences, subscribed to technical periodicals, attended update
classes, participated in supervised CPS checkup events, joined local
CPS task forces, etc.)?
§How long has the applicant been
actively involved with CPS efforts?
§How often does the applicant check
child safety seats?
§How many child safety seats has
he/she checked, in the past 12 months?
§Has the person participated in
SAFE KIDS BUCKLE UP events or other events sponsored by your
§Has the applicant provided
awareness training and or technical training to
§Has he/she assisted with hands-on
training of CPS technicians and/or parents and
§Can the applicant ensure that
current SAFE KIDS BUCKLE UP checklists are filled out completely and
§Does he/she recognize the value of
good documentation, for liability and statistical
§Will the applicant collect
completed forms and assist with the event evaluation
The Senior Checker Profile is only required for all
Senior Checkers for any SAFE KIDS BUCKLE UP Car Seat Check Up Events
(granted or registry), Child Safety Seat Inspection Stations and CPS
Awareness Workshops. Individuals applying to be the Lead Instructor
for the NHTSA Standardized CPS Training and the SAFE KIDS CPS
Update-Refresher classes need to complete the SAFE KIDS BUCKLE
SAFE KIDS BUCKLE UP protocol now requires that Senior
Checker profiles be approved each fiscal year (7/1 - 6/30).
Technicians and Instructors are required to renew their profiles at
the beginning of each fiscal year in order to remain SAFE KIDS
BUCKLE UP approved Senior Checkers.
Note:All SAFE KIDS
BUCKLE UP approved Lead Instructors are automatically considered
approved Senior Checkers. They do not need to submit this SAFE KIDS
BUCKLE UP Senior Checker Profile.