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Orange County Coalition’s Ambassador of Peace Recipient – Arthritic Foundation Arthritis Self Help Certified Instructor – California Drowning Prevention Network – CERT Certification – Community Emergency Response Team Certification - Community College Teaching Credential – Child Care Development Planning Council of Orange County – Public Health Nurse Certification – National Council on Alcoholism Basic Alcohol Beginning Education Studier Certified Instructor – Expecting Change Certified Facilitator – National Safe Kids Orange County Co-Chair – National Highway Traffic Safety Association Technician – Orange County Immunization Coalition – RAD kids Certified Instructor – Safe Sitter Certified Instructor – Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honorary Society – University of Phoenix Distinguished Leader in Community Engagement, College of Humanities Faculty of the Quarter,  Fall 2011– University of Phoenix Faculty Award of Excellence 2011 – University of Phoenix Distinguished Leader in Community Engagement Award 2011



  • Safe From the Start Parent Workbook

  • Orange County Department of Education

  • Be Cool: Always Wear a Helmet Parenting Magazine

  • Protect Your Child From Stranger Danger Kids Health

  • Physician Referral in a Shopping Mall Physicians’ Marketing Journal

  • Your Child The Latchkey Phenomena



  • Child Safety Outdoors Kid Safety America (video)

  • The Adopt A School Partnership Capistrano Unified School District (video)

  • Drowning Prevention Public Service Announcement CHOC (60 seconds)

  • The Silent Fall Drowning Prevention Drama Documentary CHOC (video – finalist in the International American Medical Association’s International Film Festival and Golden Advocate Award from the Hospital Public Relations and Marketing Association of Southern California)

  • Three Tragic Seconds Drowning Prevention Train the Trainer Program CHOC (Silver Award from America Corporate Video)


  • American Council on Children’s Healthcare Services: Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Role of Community Education in Developing Family Health and a Healthy Market Share (International Conference, Toronto, Canada

  • Bike Helmet and Safety Statewide Media Event: Heads Up for Helmet Safety (Coordinated) Orange, CA

  • California Childhood Advocacy Summit (Panelist, Safety and Injury Prevention) Sacramento, CA

  • Governor Pete Wilson’s Mentoring Conference at CHOC (Coordinated) Orange, CA

  • International Family Health Nursing Conference: Children at Home on their Own…Safe and Secure, A program for latchkey children and their families Calgary, Canada

  • MayDay Orange Countywide CPR event for Drowning Prevention and Pool Safety Awareness (trained 900 adults in CPR): CA Angels’ Stadium, Anaheim (Coordinated)

  • National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) National Conference: Injury Prevention (Moderated Workshop) Tampa, FL

  • Orange County Women’s Conference: The Latchkey Phenomenon Orange, CA

  • Safe From The Start Workshop Marine Corps Officer’s Breakfast: Quantico, VA

  • Safe From The Start Workshop - Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma Conference (IVAT): San Diego, CA

  • Safe From the Start presentations – Numerous Orange County programs and agencies including Teen Pregnancy and Transitional Youth Shelters, Domestic Violence Shelters, and Joplin Juvenile Correctional Facility

  • The State of the Child CHOC Legislative Luncheon - Benjamin Spock MD., keynote (Coordinated) Orange, CA

  • Susan Powter Show: How to Save Your Child’s Life (National TV Show) Los Angeles, CA

  • TV media spots: all major TV stations including cable

Kids Safe and Secure

~ By  Mary Frances Marlin ~

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