By ANNA SCIANNA
BEE STAFF WRITER
Last Updated: June 18, 2006, 05:23:52 AM PDT
Nurse Anne Stokman was shocked when she attended a training class 15
years ago and realized she was not using car safety seats correctly for
her three children.
"The biggest take-home message was I wasn't doing it right,"
That experience caused Stokman to become involved in promoting child
safety in vehicles. She is coordinator of Keep Baby Safe, a community
awareness and prevention program run by the Stanislaus County Health Services
Agency. It is funded by the county's Children and Families Commission.
The correct use of child-safety seats continues to be a concern in Stanislaus
County and is the reason there will be a training class Tuesday.
Three children died in car accidents last year in the county, according
to the Children and Families Commission. Keep Baby Safe is working to
educate families to reduce that number.