Dallas, TX - Part Three of Summer Safety Tips Series
It’s National Night Out (NNO) and in the spirit of being safe, Associa, the largest community management services firm in North America and NNO’s National Promotional Sponsor 2012, and Associa Supports Kids (ASK) offer neighborhood safety tips as the final edition of its three-part Summer Safety Tips series.
The Fighting Chance website reports that every 40 seconds in the United States, a child is reported missing or abducted. Families are encouraged to consider the below tips from the National Crime Prevention Council:
Around the Neighborhood
Set limits on where children can go in the neighborhood.
Choose a safe house in the neighborhood kids can go to if they need help.
Work with neighbors to watch out for suspicious and unusual behavior in the neighborhood.
Get to know children’s friends and their parents, and keep a list of phone numbers.
Always know where children are by having them ask permission and leave a phone number of where they’ll be. Parents should also give them a check-in time.
Associa Supports Kids is a value-added program for Associa community residents, designed to enhance the neighborhood community experience. The program focuses on educating parents and kids about safety and fitness. At neighborhood events, Scout, the ASK mascot, hands out Safety Tip coloring books, plush Scout toys, rub-on tattoos, and Scout’s own books – Scout Goes to the Beach, Scout Goes to a Sleepover and Scout Stays Active and Strong – to each child in attendance. Parents receive an ASK safety brochure and a ChildPrint identification kit. In addition, ASK is focused on keeping kids strong and healthy by promoting physical activity through sports sponsorships. For more information on both the Safety and Sports Sponsorships programs, visit www.associasupportskids.org.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.
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