Risk Watch Injury Prevention

Risk Watch is a comprehensive injury-prevention curriculum implemented in our local grade schools. The program is designed to help children and families create safer homes and communities by teaching the skills and knowledge to make positive choices about personal safety and well-being.

Lt. Lack engages with a class of students

Each year, unintentional injuries kill or disable more children between the ages of 1-18 than kidnapping, drugs, and disease combined, making them the #1 health risk facing school-aged children.

Helping to create a link between the classroom and the child’s home/community, teachers are provided with the Risk Watch curriculum to introduce safety topics and Risk Watch Experts come into the classroom to reinforce the lessons.

The below agencies serve as Risk Watch Experts for every public grade school in Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy, and cover the following lessons:

  • Champaign Police Department
    Motor Vehicle Safety
    Firearms Injury Prevention
    Bike and Pedestrian Safety
  • Champaign Fire and Savoy Fire Departments
    Fire and Burn Prevention
  • Champaign Park District
    Water Safety
  • Carle Trauma Center
    Choking, Suffocation and Strangulation Prevention
    Poisoning Prevention
    Falls Prevention
  • American Red Cross
    Natural Disaster Readiness

Visit Champaign Unit 4 Schools’ Risk Watch Injury Prevention page for additional details on Risk Watch curriculum within Champaign schools, as well as safety resources for parents and youth.