Northwestern Medicine is now offering programs in the northwest suburbs that teach students, from kindergarten through high school, how to prevent injuries and that encourage youth to listen and respond. Thought-provoking, upbeat programs are offered to schools and various community groups.
As a leader in injury prevention, Northwestern Medicine provides information and guidance to help prevent childhood injuries and is home to a local chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Program. ThinkFirst, an award-winning, evidence-based program, educates youth about the importance of making safe choices. Healthcare professionals and educators discuss how students can protect their body by using their mind. The messages are simple, engaging, clear and age-appropriate.
Programs are tailored to children by age group:
• ThinkFirst for Kids (kindergarten through 3rd grade)
• ThinkFirst for Youth (4th through 8th grade)
• ThinkFirst for Teens (9th through 12th grade)