Please join us at The First Annual South Florida Water Safety Symposium!
According to the Department of Children’s and Families, over the past three years Miami Dade, West Palm Beach, and Broward have suffered 39 deaths of children ages 10 and under. There are also numerous non-fatal drownings both reported and unreported in our counties that end up altering the lives of those south Florida residents forever. Drowning is a real threat to our children and families in Florida.
The Florida Department of Health in Broward (FDOH), Children’s Service Council (CSC), YMCA of South Florida, Swim Central, Water Smart Palm Beach, YMCA of Palm Beach County and Miami Dade Drowning Coalition have partnered with this event to bridge the gap between the 3 counties and help to educate the attendees of the cripping affects drowning has on our entire community.
From the first responders and hospital staff to the aquatics professionals and child care facilities, everyone is impacted by a child who drowns. It is the reality in Florida that you will encounter a tragic event of this nature at one point in your life.
We are asking that the Aquatic Professional Community, Health Care Professionals, First Responders and Early Childhood Educators attend this symposium as well as Pediatricians in order to help set up proactive methods and uncover any unclear issues we may not have examined when it comes to drowning.
It is a call to arms and it is important to our communities that we come together as a region to effectively create a plan that will help reduce the number of tragedies this issue has created. We thank you all for your time, your attention and all that you do within our community.
Please join us on March 3rd, 2017 @ Sunrise Civic Center located at 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd. Sunrise, Fl. 33351 for our very first South Florida Water Safety Symposium.
Lunch provided by Pediatric Associates Foundation 12:30-1pm
1pm-2:15p.m. Break-out Sessions
THANK YOU TO PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES FOR SPONSORING LUNCH FOR THIS EVENT!
We are grateful for your support!