Halloween

Brain Injury Prevention Program

VBIA’s Halloween Brain Injury Prevention Program

 

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children and youth. However,

distraction of candy, costumes, and firework can potentially make children to forget about safety

rules. Results of research show that a distracted child is at a higher risk of being hit by a car.

Moreover, it has been shown that more than half pedestrian accidents occur at night when

visibility is limited.

Despite the fact that the number of brain injury incidents among children and youth during the Halloween season constantly increases, there is not nearly enough awareness and prevention programs for brain injury. Halloween Brain Injury Prevention Program provided by Vancouver Brain Injury Association has been designed to decrease the number of children permanently disabled or killed by brain injury during the Halloween season. This program is free of charge and tackles the growing incidence of acquired brain injury during Halloween activities.

VBIA’s Halloween Brain Injury Prevention Program provides:

  • Reflective items such as glow sticks, wrist bands, or reflective tape to children to make them more visible to drivers.
  • Workshops in elementary schools throughout the Greater Vancouver to increase awareness and education among children about brain injury during the Halloween season in an attempt to reduce child disability and mortality rate.
  • Posters containing simple tips to keep Halloween night a safe night for children, parents, and drivers.