Child Car Seat Program
Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the U.S. But many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing children in age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.
Child car seats
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a child remain rear-facing as long as possible, up to the weight and height restrictions of the child safety seat.
The Kaw Nation Injury Prevention Program has been providing child restraints since around 2000. The total amount of car seat distributed is 796 among Kaw, Tonkawa and Ponca tribal members.
Can’t afford a car seat? There are many organizations that will help, either by giving you a seat or by subsidizing a seat. Call your local police station or hospital first. If they have nothing available, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National SAFE KIDS Campaign or Safety Belt Safe USA at http://www.carseat.org/.
There are three basic stages of child restraints based on age and weight. Download a brochure here to see which car seat is right for your child.
Brochures are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader, download it for free here.
The Kaw Nation Injury Prevention Program offers car seats as well as education in proper seat selection and installation. We also offer education in drug and alcohol abuse and how it impairs driving.
Need a car seat for your child?
Items needed to complete the application.
*Copy of your CDIB, driver’s license or photo ID, along with a bill with your current address.
*A document stating your relationship to the child, i.e.: birth certificate or legal documents (Indian Child Welfare, Department of Human Services, etc., stating the child’s placement in your care or your relationship to the child).
*If expecting, a doctor’s note or documentation stating you are pregnant (WiC, or official clinical note from a nurse or doctor). Include a name and contact information for clinic, physician, nurse or social service department.
You may fax, email or mail all these items; or bring the items to your appointment.
Child car seats will only be given out by appointment, except in an emergency situation.
Each individual receiving or picking up the child car seat will be advised to watch a 10-minute video on how to properly install the child car seat. The Child Passenger Safety Technician then will show you how to install the car seat, and have you install the car seat yourself.
For the appointment, allow yourself 30 minutes. The video and installation process are both necessary in order for individuals to receive the child car seat to help you become educated and teach your family on the safety of our Native children.
Links to other resources
Kay County Health Department
Ponca City, OK 74601
580-762-1641Blackwell Health Department
1706 South Main
Blackwell, OK 74631
Birth Choice of Ponca City
700 W. Broadway
Ponca City, OK 74601
||OKC AREA RESOURCES
Christian Center Norman
Oklahoma Safe Kids Coalition
1-888-327-4236Safe Kids Worldwide
1-202-622-0600Child Safety Seat Laws
Visit Website Here