Safety Initiatives

The safety initiatives at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC cover injury prevention across the developmental life span, from birth to the teen years, in a variety of programs. By providing education, resources, and support we are able to ensure that children are safer in the greater Pittsburgh area and surrounding region.

  • Children's Home Safety Center Lawrenceville
  • Injury Prevention
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Kohl's Hard Heads Helmet Program
  • ATV Awareness Campaign
  • Think First for Kids & Teens
  • Reality Education for Drivers (RED)

Our Safety Center Staff

Injury Prevention Manager
Christine Vitale, RN, MSN

Safe Kids Coordinator/Community Program Specialist
Jordan Hinds

Community Program Specialists
Darius Carlins
Erin Shakoske


  • The Safety Center Lawrenceville

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 6
    Pittsburgh PA, 15224