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YRMC’s Family Resource Center Brings Car-Seat Safety Programs to Prescott Area

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The Family Resource Center at Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will continue sponsoring free child-car-seat safety programs, thanks to an FY 2023 grant from the Governor’s Office on Highway Safety.

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The $10,012 grant allows YRMC’s Family Resource Center to:

  • Offer car seat safety checks
  • Distribute free child car seats
  • Provide car seat safety education

In previous years, 97 percent of the car seats checked as part of the Family Resource Center’s Car Seat Safety Program arrived in an unsafe configuration. This greatly increases a child’s risk of injury or even death in the event of a car accident.

To receive a free car seat, caregivers need a vehicle with working seat belts. They also participate in a one-time, 30 to 45-minute session that includes child safety car seat education, a safety check guide, and hands-on installation of the car seat in their vehicle.

Caregivers who already have car seats are invited to have them checked at no cost by a nationally certified child passenger safety technician. Scheduled weekly, these sessions cover all aspects of child car seat safety. For example, car seats typically expire six years after the manufacture date, at which time the seat can no longer adequately protect a child.

Keeping your child safe is one of the most important jobs of caregivers. YRMC’s Family Resource Center and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety have made it easier for people of the Quad Cities to do just that. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call YRMC’s Family Resource Center at (928) 771-5651.

About YRMC’s Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center has served families in the Quad Cities area for over 30 years. During that time, the Family Resource Center team has worked to keep children safe and empowered parents with the knowledge, tools, and resources to build strong parent-child relationships and to give children the best start to life possible.

Incorporating the latest research in early child development, the Family Resource Center’s nationally accredited Healthy Families program supports parents and children via free home visits from highly trained early childhood specialists. This program promotes healthy pregnancies, bonding and attachment, and ways to encourage healthy brain development.

Healthy brain development creates the foundation for emotional regulation and a child’s perception, ability, and skill to respond to everything in life, as they enter adulthood. This includes how they cope with stress and challenges, and what kind of relationships (of all types) they pursue. YRMC’s Healthy Families program also provides developmental and other screenings and connections to community resources, individualized for each family.

Learn more about YRMC’s Family Resource Center at or call (928) 771-5651.

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