Catch Up on Demand

This is the place where CPS state coordinators can catch up on news and learn about ideas shared during meetings with members of the National Child Passenger Safety Board. Watch video recordings of these meetings and make plans to join us in the future. You’ve heard it said: Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. Our vision — like yours — is to save lives and prevent injuries by promoting child passenger safety through education, mentorship, engagement and innovation.


March 2021

CPS Conference Support, Recertification and Resources: What is the mission of the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety? How can this organization provide support at state and national conferences? Courtney Barry and Vera Fullaway have all the answers to your questions. Then, Stephanie Heitsch of Safe Kids Worldwide provides a CPS certification update. Finally, National Child Passenger Safety Board Secretariat Tammy Franks talks about a new hybrid curriculum in the works and resources available on the Board website.

Visual Aid: Download the slides used in this presentation. Share with colleagues.


February 2021

National Digital Car Seat Check Form: How it’s Used in Indiana and Rhode Island, Plus Updated Tools: Robert Duckworth (Indiana), Kelsey Lynch (Rhode Island) and Andrea Cheli (Rhode Island) talk about how they are using the National Digital Car Seat Check Form in their states. Then, Westat’s Adele Polson explains how updated NDCF tools will enable CPS coordinators and program leads to sort data and put it to effective use in the field.

Take a Closer Look: Download the slides used during this presentation, and learn how “power users” can make a difference in implementing new technology.


January 2021

Serving Tribal Populations and Using Tech Proxies to Retain Techs: Capt. Holly Billie talks about CPS work currently occurring in Indian Health Service regions across the country. Then, Bevan Kirley and Allan Buchanan explain how they rely on Tech Proxies to help in retention of Technicians in North Carolina.


December 2020

Technician Retention: Four members of the National CPS Certification team (Shushanna Mignott, Stephanie Heitch, Debbie Landoskey and Wardell Bonner) talk about new procedures in place for CPS Technicians to earn CEUs during the COVID-19 pandemic and explain how they can assist CPS Coordinators in retaining Techs. Then, Bevan Kirley and Allan Buchanan provide examples of how they work to retain Technicians in North Carolina. Consider their presentation a glimpse at what works as far as retaining Technicians in their neck of the woods. Watch and get ideas you can use in your own programs.


November 2020

It’s a Three-For-All Featuring One Very Special Guest: One hour, three presentations:

  1. National Transportation Safety Board Member Michael Graham connects with state coordinators and CPS advocates by voicing his commitment to occupant protection. He also explains what types of motor vehicle crashes the NTSB typically investigates and outlines the primary aspects of crash-site investigations, including human performance, road conditions and vehicle factors.
  2. Westat Project Director Adele Polson provides a National Digital Car Seat Check Form update and asks state coordinators for help identifying what data would be most beneficial for them in completing reports or securing grant dollars.
  3. National Child Passenger Safety Board Secretariat Tammy Franks concludes with a talk about tools, surveys and topics for future discussion.

October 2020

CPS Resources, Data and National Digital Car Seat Check Form: In this session, National Child Passenger Safety Board Vice Chair Mandi Seethaler serves as the moderator and guides state coordinators through a packed agenda. Items discussed:

  • New CPS resources (Tammy Franks)
  • Data committee report (Denise Donaldson)
  • National Digital Car Seat Check Form (Amy Artuso, Jennifer Booge, Adele Polson)