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|Safe Native American Passengers (SNAP)
The Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program is pleased to release the 2015 version of Safe Native American Passengers (SNAP). SNAP is a one day course designed as a culturally appropriate introduction to child passenger safety (CPS) in tribal communities. SNAP is intended for anyone who works with families and children in tribal communities. After completing SNAP students should be able to:
The SNAP course does not offer certification and does not replace, supplant or serve as a substitute for the National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Technician course but rather serves as an introduction to CPS or preparatory training for the NHTSA CPS Technician Course.
Since SNAP was first released in 2003, it has been taught in several tribal communities across the country and has reached thousands of safety advocates. Several SNAP participants have gone on to become certified CPS Technicians and are an important resource for families and children in their communities.
The 2015 version of SNAP contains several updates and includes the latest CPS best practices, as well as the addition of several exercises designed to give participants more hands-on experience. Beginning in 2016, students who complete SNAP will be eligible for 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs). The current course content includes:
How do I Teach SNAP?
To teach a SNAP course, you must be currently certified as a CPS Technician or Instructor through Safe Kids Worldwide. If you would like to coordinate a SNAP course, contact LCDR Angela Hodge at the Indian Health Service Environmental Health Support Center (EHSC) at (505) 248-4994 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The EHSC will need the following information to set up a SNAP course:
Once all information is submitted to EHSC, you will receive SNAP course materials:
If you would like to teach SNAP but are not yet certified as a CPS technician, visit the Safe Kids CPS website for more information on becoming a CPS technician.