ThinkFirst: Injury Prevention
ThinkFirst for Kids and Teens
To inquire about booking this free outreach program for your school group, contact us at 1-805-687-7444. You may also visit thinkfirst.org for more information.
Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital is home of the Santa Barbara County chapter of ThinkFirst for Kids and Teens.
Healthcare professionals who treat patients with traumatic injuries have developed and implemented ThinkFirst over the last 20 years in an attempt to prevent young people from sustaining brain and spinal cord injuries.
Young people take risks and disproportionately sustain brain and spinal cord injuries. Four common causes of brain and spinal cord injuries are:
- Motor Vehicle Crashes
ThinkFirst for Kids and Teens educates elementary and secondary school students to think first, to use good judgment to minimize risk of injury as they play, explore and choose activities.