Safe Kids Grand Forks  

Events and Classes

Upcoming Events Calendar

Education is a key component to any successful and comprehensive injury prevention program. Safe Kids Grand Forks conducts many classes that are geared for parents, children, caregivers, health professionals, law enforcement personnel and many others involved in taking care of children and youth. Below is a listing of our routinely scheduled classes. One-time events will be listed on the Upcoming Events Calendar with a link for more information.

If you would like to request a training for your business, staff, agency or group, please contact us at any time and we will see how we can provide our services and expertise.

Special Events

Hands On Learning Fair

  • Hands On Learning Fair by Safe Kids Grand Forks - We are excited to announce the return of the Hands on Learning Fair! From expectant parents to 10 year olds, caregivers to grandparents, there will truly be something for everyone. Stop by this free event and have some kid-friendly, interative fun, take a few minutes to shop with some of the vendors displaying products geared towards kids and parents or visit the booths with information on safety information and services offered for little ones. This event will surely have something for everyone: expectant parents, infants, toddlers and kids, parents, caregivers and grandparents. If you are interested in having a booth or volunteering at this event, please contact Jasmine at jwangen@altru.org or 701.780.1660. 2023 Event Flyer.

Child Passenger Safety Related Classes

  • Alive at 25- This 4.5 hour defensive driving course is offered to young adults age 14-25. There are classes offered throughout the year.
  • C.A.R.S. (Children and Restraint Systems) - This 3 1/2 hour class is designed for foster and child care providers and law enforcement officers. It meets the Minnesota requirement for licensing and for Toward Zero Death grants. The class is offered monthly.
  • Bringing Home Baby- This class is geared for new and expectant parents. It consists of 1 hour of classroom education followed by hands-on assistance in the participant's vehicle to install their car seat. It is offered weekly at various times.
  • Training Course for Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians - Each spring/summer, Safe Kids Grand Forks hosts the 3 1/2 day training course for those interested in becoming car seat technicians. This is also offered in other locations in the state from May-September.
  • ND Regularly Scheduled Car Seat Check-up Events (statewide)- Several agencies offer regularly scheduled car seat check-up events across the state of North Dakota. Click on the link for a flyer with more information.

Home Safety Related Classes

  • Smart Sitter Babysitting- This class is held periodically in conjunction with Altru Health System. There are classes offered throughout the year. Registration is required and class size is limited.  $50 charge per child includes lunch. Please click here to register online.
  • Home Safety Training - This course is held at least annually by Safe Kids Grand Forks and is intended to train home visitors or agency staff working with clients in their home about ways to keep kids safe in their home environment. Growing Futures credit is available.
  • SIDS Training - This course, while not routinely scheduled, is available for those needing information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and ways to prevent these types of deaths. The class is 1 hour in length and CEU's are available for a variety of providers. Call Safe Kids for more details
  • Safe Kids Top 10 - This course takes participants through the top 10 risk areas that we would encourage parents and caregivers to focus on to keep their kids safe. Call Safe Kids for more details.
  • Safe at Home Alone Drop your 8-12 year old off to prepare them for independence with this class created by Safe Kids Grand Forks. Registration is required and class size is limited. $20 charge per child. Please register online here!
  • Parent & Foster Parent Training Series– Parenting is a tough job whether you are the parents, caregiver or foster parents. Having kids in your care is an important role that many folks have and we want to help equip you with ways to keep your kids and family safe from preventable injuries. This parenting series offers CEU credits to foster parents in North Dakota, but can be attended by anyone that wants to learn more on these topics. The classes are free, but registration is required.  Come, join us as we dive into lots of areas of childhood injury prevention.

Water Safety Classes

  • Kids Don't Float - This is an annual class that is taught in conjunction with UND. We teach 7 classes over a 4-day period of time. The classes are geared for children in the elementary school systems.
  • Adaptive Aquatics Training Course - This course is designed for certified Water Safety Instructors, lifeguards or other persons who frequently work with individuals with special needs (i.e. physical therapists, paraprofessionals, etc.) This course DOES NOT certify attendees as a lifeguard or WSI. It only provides guidance for working with children with special needs in an aquatic setting.
  • Adaptive Aquatics Water Safety Classes- designed as an introductory course for children with special needs who are in Kindergarten - 5th grade to help get them accustomed to water and steps to keep them safe around water.

Upcoming Events Calendar

Here is a quick overview of upcoming Safe Kids Grand Forks events. Click on the event title for more information about that activity. Note: All Car Seat Check-up events are highlighted in green, C.A.R.S. classes are in yellow, and Bringing Home Baby classes are in blue.

For even more events, check out our Facebook page.

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Date

Event

Location

2023

May

May 1 Car Seat Check Up Cooperstown
May 4 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only Grafton
May 6 Safe At Home Alone Grand Forks
May 8 Car Seat Check Up Fergus Falls
May 10 Car Seat Check Up Langdon
May 11 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
May 11 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
May 13 C.A.R.S. East Grand Forks
May 15 Car Seat Check Up East Grand Forks
May 16 Foster Parent Training Series via Zoom
May 25 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only East Grand Forks

June

June 7 Car Seat Check Up Warroad
June 7 Car Seat Check Up Walhalla
June 7 Smart Sitter Grand Forks
June 8 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
June 8 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
June 13 Safe At Home Alone Grand Forks
June 16 Car Seat Check Up Aneta
June 19 C.A.R.S. East Grand Forks
June 20 Foster Parent Training Series via Zoom
June 20 Car Seat Check Up Warren
June 22 Car Seat Check Up Grafton
June 26 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only East Grand Forks
June 27 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
June 27 Car Seat Check Up Fort Totten
June 28 Car Seat Check Up Drayton
June 29 Car Seat Check Up Bemidji

July

July 12 Car Seat Check Up Cavalier
July 13 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
July 13 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
July 18 Foster Parent Training Series via Zoom
July 20 Safe At Home Alone Grand Forks
July 25 C.A.R.S. East Grand Forks
July 25 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only East Grand Forks
July 26 Car Seat Check Up Pembina
July 27 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only Crookston

August

Aug. 3 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only Grafton
Aug. 9 C.A.R.S. East Grand Forks
Aug. 10 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Aug. 10 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
Aug. 15 Foster Parent Training Series via Zoom
Aug. 22 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only East Grand Forks

September

Sept. 14 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Sept. 14 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
Sept. 16 C.A.R.S. East Grand Forks
Sept. 19 Foster Parent Training Series via Zoom
Sept. 26 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Sept. 26 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only East Grand Forks

October

Oct. 12 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Oct. 12 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
Oct. 17 Foster Parent Training Series via Zoom
Oct. 23 C.A.R.S. East Grand Forks
Oct. 23 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only East Grand Forks
Oct. 26 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only Crookston

November

Nov. 2 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only Grafton
Nov. 9 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Nov. 9 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
Nov. 18 C.A.R.S. East Grand Forks
Nov. 21 Foster Parent Training Series via Zoom
Nov. 21 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only East Grand Forks
Nov. 28 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks

December

Dec. 12 Foster Parent Training Series via Zoom
Dec. 14 Bringing Home Baby Grand Forks
Dec. 14 Car Seat Check Up Grand Forks
Dec. 21 Car Seat Check Up - by appt. only East Grand Forks

 

 

 

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