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TeenSafe

Each year, more than 6,000 teenagers die in automobile crashes related to cell phone use, texting, speeding, improper seatbelt use and alcohol/drug use).

TeenSafe is an injury prevention aimed at promoting education, responsibility and empowerment concerning traffic safety for preteens, teens, parents, schools and communities in Central Texas. The program sponsored by Hillcrest Regional Trauma Center in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Services

TeenSafe conducts free programs to students ages 5-19, their parents/guardians and the community.

TeenSafe programs are offered to students at a young age based on results of anonymous assessments. These assessments revealed that students on average first try alcohol at age 11. Attitudes toward alcohol develop even earlier.

Services include:

  • Smashed: Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol — Presentations for ages 14 and up
  • Shattered Dreams — A two-day program primarily for high school students
  • Fatal Vision — Virtual goggles that simulate the affects of alcohol. For ages 5 and up.
  • The RED (Reality Education for Drivers) Program — A hospital-based program that gives participants a realistic view of the repercussions of a crash through presentation and a hospital tour.
  • Teen Traffic Safety Educational Classes — for teens and parents of all ages

Contact Us

To schedule a presentation or to learn more about our services, please call 254-202-8605 or email traumacenter@hillcrest.net.

We are locally supported and grant funded, so our services are limited to the following counties in Central Texas: Bell, Bosque, Burnet, Comanche, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Navarro, Robertson, Somervell and Williamson.