Mattoon Risk Watch

Risk Watch is a comprehensive injury prevention program for children in preschool through eighth grade. It is designed to help children and families create safer homes and communities by teaching them the skills and knowledge they need to make positive choices about their personal safety and well-being. Risk Watch seeks to prevent the major unintentional injuries that threaten children in this age group. Each of the following topics is presented in every Risk Watch module.

Topics covered include:

  1. Motor Vehich Safety
  2. Fire and Burn Prevention
  3. Choking, Suffocation, and Strangulation Prevention
  4. Poisoining Prevention
  5. Falls Prevention
  6. Firearms Injury Prevention
  7. Bike and Pedestrian Safety
  8. Water Safety

Currently, approximately 450 students are enrolled in the program.